With their band of cast applied grapes and elegant double molded rim, these are an outstanding example of the best American Empire era Philadelphia style...
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Though we won't be so bold as to claim that it is unique, American silver wine trolleys from the mid 19th century are most certainly scarce...
Her great great great grandfather, Henry Ritch, was among the original settlers of Greenwich, CT, having received a grant of three acres there on May 19th, 1686...
One or two mouse clicks in a Google search window will find you any number of similar examples which are lighter, shorter, fatigued and pricier. For example, lot 159 in Case's January 2016 sale (which weighed a full thirty-three percent less, at 4 oz. Troy) fetched 1240.00).