Andrew Clemens (American, 1857-1894), 1887. A large Clemens sand bottle retaining its original gray velvet band, decorated with a spread-winged eagle beneath a 36-star American flag, the alternate side dated 1887 with a floral sound, the bottle lacks its original label but is unquestionably the work of Clemens; ht. 8.5 in.
The bottle's larger size allowed Clemens more room for minuscule detail, such as veining on the leaves.
Provenance: Ex Cowan's Auctions, June 17, 2006
Note: Label on underside of bottle is a reproduction and not original to the piece.