3082
3082
An American Silver-Plated Model Of A Plow By B.F. Avery & Sons, Louisville, KY, circa 1870-80
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
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3082
An American Silver-Plated Model Of A Plow By B.F. Avery & Sons, Louisville, KY, circa 1870-80
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver-Plated Model Of A Plow By B.F. Avery & Sons, Louisville, KY, circa 1870-80
a detailed working model in silver plate and painted wood of the "BLUE GRASS SULKY MODEL" made by B.F. Avery & Sons, Louisville, Ky. and so inscribed on silver plaques applied to the shaft.
length 21in.
53.3cm
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 16, 18 January 1997, lot 68

Catalogue Note

The B.F. Avery Co.was founded by Benjamin Avery in Virginia in the 1830's, moved to Louisville, Ky. circa 1850, selling mostly plows and possibly patented the Sulky Plow, drawn by horse or mule.  The firm continued into the 20th century, expanding to tractors after World War I and afterwards went bankrupt.  We are grateful to Lisa Weaver of the Louisville Science Museum for this information.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York