Sumner County, Tennessee Civil War era quilt in the "Lone Star" pattern, made by Mary Jane Harris Pond in 1861 to commemorate Texas joining the Confederacy. Patches of rose, ivory, blue and olive cotton form an 8 point star on a blue cotton ground with red edging, 79" x 73". Includes Blue Ribbon and certificate presented to Mrs. Jean Smart in 2005 for outstanding achievement in the Antique Quilt Pre-1900 category in the Betty Coleman Quilt Show.. Provenance: descended to Mrs. Smart through the family of the quilter, Mary Jane Harris Pond, daughter of Green Berry Harris and second wife of Captain William Guthrie Pond, CSA. According to family history, Mrs. Pond made the quilt for her brother in 1861. Current consignor acquired it from the Smart estate. CONDITION: General fading, a half dozen or so small pale colored stains to top, largest 3" diam., scattered spots of bleaching, a 1/8" tear to top. A couple of minor restitched areas visible from back, rod pocket added for hanging.
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