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Item CFL42, GI-42, Bust of Washington / “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” – Bust of Zachary Taylor / “A LITTLE MORE GRAPE CAPTAIN BRAGG” – cobalt blue, Quart, large deep Open Pontil, bold embossing, very near perfect with just the lightest trace of wear, a great example in a rare and beautiful color, Ed & Kathy Gray collection, America circa 1847 to 1855, $9,500


Note: General Taylor was not asking for a glass of wine when he said, “A little more grape Captain Bragg”. This famous quotation is from the Battle of Buena Vista on February 23, 1847, during the Mexican War. Taylor is directing Captain Bragg to fire more grape shot from his cannons at the advancing Mexican army.

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