Item FL396, GI-71, Bust of Zachary Taylor / "ROUGH AND READY" - "MAJOR" / Bust of Ringgold / "RINGGOLD", pale amethyst, Open Pontil, Pint, sheared lip, bold embossing, has two small shallow open bubbles on the inside of the neck otherwise perfect, a beautiful example in a rare color. In May 1846, Major Ringgold became the first American officer killed in the Mexican War Sold