Scarce Pewter-Framed Silhouettes
Hollow-cut silhouettes attributed to Justin Salisbury, from Vermont, active circa 1825-1835, who worked in the Connecticut River Valley including Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
The pewter frames, a unique American form, are attributed to well-known Vermont pewtersmith Richard Lee Jr. Each about 3 ¼ inches diameter.
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RIGHT FACING: James Pol___Jr. Born Oct 24, 1810, died Feb 26, 1841.
LEFT FACING: ’Silvanus Sherwin Jr age 20 taken FEB. 14th 1829 in Newfane” inscription probably in artists hand. This profile embellished with ink and graphite.
Justin Salsbury discussed in “Meet Your Neighbors , New England Portrait Painters & Society, 1790-1850", OSV,,pg 93-94., fig. 30, 31, 32.
Private Connecticut collection.