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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    A GOLD, DIAMOND AND BLACK CORAL CHALICE**

    MARK OF BERNARD K. PASSMAN, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GOLD, DIAMOND AND BLACK CORAL CHALICE**
    MARK OF BERNARD K. PASSMAN, 20TH CENTURY
    18K; circular cup on flaring foot with knopped stem, foot with partitions of black coral, pavé diamond knop accented by ten larger circular-cut diamonds, gold bowl with ten black-coral plaques, each with gold and diamond symbols representing various world religions, marked on base
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high; 37 oz. (1152 gr.) gross weight


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