Aside World Magazine
Spring 2020 Issue
Side Saddle Treasures
Photo above is a statue of Queen Elizabeth owned by Shelly Liggett
I purchased this while shopping in Upstate New York from a vendor in a large antique emporium. I am not sure he realized exactly what he had as the price I paid was nothing compared to what I later saw on EBAY.
This piece is a cast iron advertising sign depicting a woman in a top hat galloping side saddle done in what's called half round. It is circa 1903 and was the trademark for a company called Cincinnati Stove Works which was incorporated in the late 1870s. This company was a leading manufacturer of cooking stoves and other related items such as pots, skillets, riddles, iron heaters, tea kettles and stove remain parts. I have seen it offered on Ebay for anywhere from $3500.00 to $5000.00.
Pictures above and to right.
Submitted by Mary Beth Walker