AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 601

DESCRIPTION: John Rogers, New York, a small bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln by Gorham, New York founder, the pose very much like that seen in a contemporary photograph by Matthew Brady, the president seemingly deep in thought, the well modeled figure mounted to a round, black granite base with beveled edge, and signed "John Rogers, New York". John Rogers (1829- 1904) was an American sculptor, best known for his plaster casts of genre scenes, known as "Rogers Groups". The fact that they could be reproduced easily made them much more affordable to the middle class, earning him the title of the "peoples sculptor". His work in bronze is far less common than his plaster casts. His three bronze castings include "Pickett's Charge", "One More Shot" and this bust of Lincoln.
CONDITION: very good overall, dirty, and with minor spotting. Note that this a 20th century recast of Rogers original bust.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
CIRCA: 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 8.5in x 5in x