Lot 30: Charles Frederick Eaton (1842-1930) and Robert Wilson Hyde (1875-1930) for Ceylon Court guest book 12"w x 1"d x 16"h
December 3, 2016
Oak Park, IL, USALive Auction
Charles Frederick Eaton (1842-1930) and Robert Wilson Hyde (1875-1930) for Ceylon Court
Lake Geneva, WI, 1903
natural suede, hammered copper, abalone, vellum, ink, paint, paper
sixty-three signatures, includes full page of cartoons by John T. McCutcheon (1870-1949)
12"w x 1"d x 16"h
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, The Arts & Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life, 27 February 1993 - 17 April 1994
Burton, Elizabeth Eaton, My Santa Barbara Scrap Book, Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 2011, p. 77
Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Chandler purchased the Ceylon Court summer residence in 1895, which was originally part of the Singhalese Villa in the 1893 World''s Columbian Exposition. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Mitchell acquired Ceylon Court in 1901. The Ceylon Court guest book was commissioned by the Mitchells. John T. McCutcheon, a cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune newspaper, attended a wedding at Ceylon Court and filled a full page with sketches of the happenings at the wedding.
Hinged cover with copper cut-outs. Copper with a spotty patina. Suede with areas of discoloration throughout, heavy to back side with mold spots. Abalone slightly loose in mounts but secure. Paper with some foxing. Pages with painted text slightly wrinkled. Leather pages with creases.