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As the Twig is Bent in Youth Sailor's Valentine Watercolor
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
Late 19th century.  A very unusual watercolor valentine, possibly executed by a sailor.  An inked anchor in center, with floral border containing a secret message written within pedals, to read: With H. Cloeman's Love Fo?ndest, Hope and Best Wishes; 23.75 x 17.25 in. (watercolor only).

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Waterstaining to l.c., some other perimeter staining and also foxing.
Sold: $180.00
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