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Silver candle holder (ca. 1850) made of 33 small silver cobs of Mexico, Lima, Potosi and Guatemala (

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:450.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 900.00 USD
Silver candle holder (ca. 1850) made of 33 small silver cobs of Mexico, Lima, Potosi and Guatemala (
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Silver candle holder (ca. 1850) made of 33 small silver cobs of Mexico, Lima, Potosi and Guatemala (one with Central American Republic countermark from 1846), engraved with "Fedor" and "Lise." 169.6 grams, 4" tall and 1½" in diameter. Believed to be a Guatemalan wedding gift, consisting of 33 genuine silver cobs (mostly Philip V Potosí 2R, but some 1R and other mints [Mexico, Lima and Guatemala] and periods) soldered together cross-side out and end-to-end vertically to form a cylindrical cup for housing a candle, with three cobs at the bottom bent to make feet and two on the side planed smooth and engraved with the names "Fedor" and "Lise," the base no more than a web of string, with three silver-wire horizontal supports. Several of the cobs show dates and assayers, and one even has a full Central American Republic counterstamp of 1846 (Costa Rica), all the silver darkly toned. Pedigreed to the Mike Carulli Collection, with Sedwick photo-certificate.