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Ulysses Dietz
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A wonderful document and style-marker: dated 1844, made for William C. Rhinelander in NYC...The great transitional mark, Stamped mark with raised letters on bottom:
    "BALL TOMPKINS & BLACK [arched above] / SUCCESSORS TO [straight across] / MARQUAND & CO. [down-curved below] / NEW YORK (straight across at bottom]" Two further punches of an eagle in a circular touch; with W.F mark of William G. Forbes.

It is a superb example of full-blown rococo in the mid-1840s, and such a nice way to pinpoint style development.

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