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183: Ivory mermaid handled sterling fish set, Lincoln c

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183: Ivory mermaid handled sterling fish set, Lincoln c

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Mermaid figural ivory handled fish serving set, both pieces with pierced, engraved sterling blades finely decorated on both sides with mermaids, and inscribed "Hon. Simon Cameron/From Frank S. Johnson". Simon Cameron served as Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War from 1861-1862, and later as U.S. Minister to Russia. Marks for Henry Wilkinson & Co., Sheffield England, date mark for 1859-1860, Sterling. 12 3/4" length (knife), 9 3/4" (fork). Condition - Overall very good condition with a 1 5/8" crack to back side of knife handle.
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183: Ivory mermaid handled sterling fish set, Lincoln c

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800
Jan 23, 2010
Starting Price $600
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0183: 183: Ivory mermaid handled sterling fish set, Lincoln c

Sold for $1,600
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Est. $1,200 - $1,800Starting Price $600
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Lot 0183 Details

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Mermaid figural ivory handled fish serving set, both pieces with pierced, engraved sterling blades finely decorated on both sides with mermaids, and inscribed "Hon. Simon Cameron/From Frank S. Johnson". Simon Cameron served as Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War from 1861-1862, and later as U.S. Minister to Russia. Marks for Henry Wilkinson & Co., Sheffield England, date mark for 1859-1860, Sterling. 12 3/4" length (knife), 9 3/4" (fork). Condition - Overall very good condition with a 1 5/8" crack to back side of knife handle.

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