SHAKER MAN AND SHAKER LADY
SML-1 & 2 Shaker Man and Lady
|reference numbers||SML-1: Shaker
Man (no title) (AL)
SML-1A: Shaker Man (title in base) (M)
SML-1B: Shaker Man (black hat and shoes) (M)
SML-1C: Shaker Man (no base)
SML-2: Shaker Lady (no title) (AL)
SML-2A: Shaker Lady (title in base) (M)
SML-2B: Shaker Lady (no base)
SML-2C: Shaker Lady (black bonnet)
|description||small figurines depicting a Shaker man and woman|
|dimensions||height about 2 7/8" (Shaker Lady a bit less)|
|topics and series||Topics: Agriculture,
Farming & Gardening Country
Couples-2 Figures Religious Figures & Themes
|related or similar items||none|
|private issue and/or limited edition & quantity||SML-1 estimated
SML-2 estimated 400 made
|era first introduced.||Arlington|
|value range||SML-1: 30/50
SML-1C: 100/120 (revised 2003)
SML-2B: 100/125 (revised 2003)
|auction notes||items 1B and 2C sold for $95 each at 2002 MW Fair Auction.|
|comments/observations||Values of Marblehead era items tend to be somewhat less than values of the same items from the Arlington era.|
GENERAL INFORMATION. The Shakers were Baston's first two miniature designs. Designed and issued in the Spring of 1938, they mark the birth of Sebastian Miniatures. Sold originally to the Shaker glen House in Woburn, Massachusetts, they were introduced. in March, 1939, as Sebastian Miniatures through Carbone, a Boston gift distributor. They were produced until 1950 and then discontinued.
The original Shakers were a celibate sect of Second Adventists, founded in the 19th century in England and transplanted to the U.S. by Ann Lee. Derisively titled "Shakers" from the wild contortions of their religious dances, Shaker settlements existed in New England for a time. They are known best today for the Spartan-simple clarity of their architecture and furniture.
The Shaker Glen House restaurant existed until the early 1950s and then closed.
From Dr. Glenn Johnson's book, The Sebastian Miniature Collection.