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Very Large, Franklin Mint Bicentennial Sterling Silver Bowl. 5,315 Grams. 16″ Diameter.

The largest and heaviest silver bowl ever issued by the Franklin Mint, this bowl is an original work of art created for the Bicentennial celebration in 1976. It is crafted from over 170 troy oz of sterling silver and lined with 24kt gold. The sculptures around the Bowl show vignettes of 200 years of American history.  The sculpted frieze running around the rim, depicting scenes starting at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Other scenes include George Washington, Mayflower, Abraham Lincoln, Western settlers, Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, civil war, Model T Ford, flapper, crossing of continent by rail, age of invention, moon landing, Statue of Liberty Limited Edition of 750, this bowl is numbered 642.  The first bowl, numbered 1, was presented to President Gerald Ford, July 4th 1776. This is a great way to combine investing in silver with having a unique and artistic collectible to display & use.  Great as a centerpiece bowl for fruit or flowers, or as an ice or champagne bucket.  Bowl is complete with the original Franklin Mint certificate and the original box. The original sales price of this bowl, when issued in 1976 was $3000.00 Weighs 5315 grams = 170.90 troy oz = 187.50 regular ounces = 11.70 lbs. Bowl measures 14″ diameter x 7″ high. Box measures 16″ x 16″ x 9 ” High Most if not all items are antique or used items, and as such nothing is ‘perfect’, but we always will describe any damage, repair, inscriptions, monograms etc to the best of our ability. Please ask any questions BEFORE purchasing any item. All weights & measurements are approximate, but as accurate as possible. Please view all the pictures as they form part of the description. All items are available to inspect, and pick up, at our Manhattan gallery. We do not ship to PO Boxes. We use Fedex Ground shipping, and a signature is required for delivery. Don’t forget we offer free ground shipping anywhere on mainland USA. We ship worldwide. Please contact us for a shipping quote. 
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George II 1753 English Sterling Silver Round Footed Tray / Salver Dorothy Mills

Antique English, Sterling Silver Salver / Round Footed Tray, George II, London 1753 By Female Silversmith Dorothy Mills. 6 Shell Border With Hand Chased Floral Band Around Edge Of Surface, Centered By A Hand Engraved Cartouche With A Lion Carrying Torch Crest. Salver Stands On 3 Feet. Salver weighs 550 grams. 10.25″ diameter Dorothy Mills manufactured under 2 names between the period 1746 to 1754. Dorothy Mills from her first husband Hugh Mills, and under the name Dorthy Sarbitt after her 2nd husband Thomas Sarbitt. No record of her hallmark is known past 1754, indicating that she may have closed the business down in that year. Works by Dorothy are owned by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and also the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Most if not all items are antique or used items, and as such nothing is ‘perfect’, but we always will describe any damage, repair, inscriptions, monograms etc to the best of our ability. Please ask any questions BEFORE purchasing. All weights & measurements are approximate, but as accurate as possible. Please view all the pictures as they form part of the description. All items are available to inspect, and pick up, at our Manhattan gallery. We do not ship to PO Boxes. We use Fedex Ground shipping, and a signature is required for delivery. Don’t forget we offer free ground shipping anywhere on mainland USA. We ship worldwide. Please contact us for a shipping quote. 
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English, Sterling Silver Hallmarked Bell. Comyns London 1925. 5″ Tall. 155 Grams

An Exceptional Quality, Sterling Silver English Table Bell. Made In London By Charles & Richard Comyns, Dated 1925. Fully Hallmarked On The Waste, Handle & Clapper. Bell Is 5″ Tall And weighs 155 Grams.  Great Quality, Condition & Ring
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Sterling Silver Presentation Inkstand. Charles Curtis From Noble Brandon Judah

A bold & oversized, sterling silver presentation inkstand with two ink-pots & bell. The entire standish is sterling silver, and each part is hallmarked. Custom ordered and made in London by Charles & Richard Comyns in 1925 by Tiffany in New York, and sold as a presentation item to Noble Brandon Judah to present to Charles B. Curtis. The hand-engraved presentation reads as follows: To Charles B. Curtis from his friend and fellow worker Noble Brandon Judah December 1927 May 1929 From 1927 until 1929 Noble Brandon Judah was the American Ambassador to Cuba. Charles Curtis was the American vice president under Herbert Hoover from 1929 to 1933. Curtis was the first American of Indian ancestry to reach high office. Measurements: 12.4″ x 8.5″ x 6″. Weight: 1910 grams = 61.35 troy oz = 67.30 regular ounces. Most if not all items are antique or used items, and as such nothing is ‘perfect’, but we always will describe any damage, repair, inscriptions, monograms etc to the best of our ability. Please ask any questions BEFORE purchasing or bidding on any item. All weights & measurements are approximate, but as accurate as possible. Please view all the pictures as they form part of the description. All items are available to inspect, and pick up, at our Manhattan gallery. We do not ship to PO Boxes. We use Fedex Ground shipping, and a signature is required for delivery. Don’t forget we offer free ground shipping anywhere on mainland USA. We ship worldwide. Please contact us for a shipping quote.
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Antique English, Sterling Silver Inkstand

Adams style, sterling silver, 2 bottle inkstand. The oval pierced gallery frame with gadroon bordered rim, stands on 4 elegant paw feet. The oval bottles are fluted glass with gadroon rim sterling silver hinged covers & collars.  All in good condition, and all original. Made by J. Sherwood & Sons. Hallmarked 1912 The stand measures 10.3″ x 4.65″ x 2″ high, and with the bottles the total height is approx 2.8″ high
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Antique English, Sterling Silver, 8 Day Clock With Chime

English sterling silver clock made by William Comyns, London, 1902. French eight day movement with chime. Measures: 10.75″ high.
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Antique English, Sterling Silver Pair Of Cup & Covers.

Antique English, sterling silver cup & covers in a Georgian style.Made by Charles Stewart Harris, London, 1910.  Both cups are fully & correctly hallmarked, and are hand engraved on one side of each cup with a lion crest.  Suitable for presentation trophy, ice bucket, urn etc. Usable with or without covers.  5.25″ x 7.75″ x 6.25″ high  (4.5″ high without cover) Cups can be purchased individually. Contact us for further details.
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Exceptional Quality, Charles II Style, Sterling Silver Tankard

An exceptional quality, hand-hammered 20th century copy of a Charles II, 17th century lidded tankard. Great gift item or presentation piece Made by Richard Comyns, London, 1956.
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Antique English , Sterling Silver, 2 Bottle Ink Stand

Antique English, Sterling Silver 2 Bottle Inkstand With Central Stamp Box. Standing On Four Claw & Ball Feet And With A Reeded Border. The 2 Oval Inkwells Are Glass With Silver Collars & Hinged Lids. In The Center, The Oval Stamp Box Is All Silver, With Matching Hinged Cover. Both Sides Of The Tray Have Grooves For Pens. All The Individual Silver Parts Are Correctly Hallmarked. Made By John Grinsell & Sons. London, 1910
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Pr. Figural Sterling Silver Dolphin Form Nautical Candlesticks

Unusual, Decorative Pair Of Cast Sterling Silver candlesticks, In A Nautical Theme, Cast As Dolphins. Made By Royal Irish, Dublin. Quality & Condition Are Exceptional. Not Weighted Or Filled. 7 1/4″ High. Fully & Correctly Hallmarked