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    1876 Centennial: A Breathtaking Mammoth 28" x 22" Silver-plated Tray. We have seen a variety of sizes and shapes in this general style made for the Centennial; most are made of thin sheet metal. This piece is very thick and heavy, and much larger than any other we have encountered. In the center is a scene of the Continental Congress in 1776, superimposed over the Declaration of Independence. Around it are high relief medal-like portraits of Washington, Clay and Webster, and one more honoring them as defenders of national rights and independence. The field is deeply incised with patriotic imagery, including two great eagles. One holds a sword in his beak, the other the scales of justice. A highly detailed ornamental rim rises a full inch from the surface. Condition is superb, with none of the dents and scratches typically seen on such pieces. Two minor areas of flaking of silver-plate along the left edge are duly noted, but detract little and are easily restored if one felt the need. An absolutely stunning piece of 19th century Americana!

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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