Sat, Oct 6, 2018 10:00AM EDT
Andrew Clemens (American, 1857-1894). An inverted Clemens sand bottle with an American spread-winged eagle underneath a flag of forty-two stars on one side, the other having a nautical scene showing sailboats with American flags in the foreground and a clipper ship and steamship in the background, all on a choppy sea, decorated with layered, colored sands in geometric patterns; oah. 6.25 in.
This bottle was gifted to the consignor's grandmother, Lela Wetzel, when she was 12 years old in 1916 from a woman named Mrs. Kidd in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. In a handwritten note on the bottom of the bottle, Wetzel notes that Mrs. Kidd purchased the bottle at the first world's fair (the World's Columbian Exposition).