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    Philadelphia Tankard, ca. 1710

    Appraised Value:

    $20,000 - $30,000 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $20,000 - $30,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 1, 1998

    Appraised in: Los Angeles, California

    Appraised by: Jeanne Sloane

    Category: Silver

    Episode Info: Los Angeles (#1722)
    Los Angeles (#303)

    Originally Aired: February 1, 1999

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    Form: Tankard
    Material: Silver
    Period / Style: 18th Century
    Value Range: $20,000 - $30,000 (1998)
    Updated Value: $20,000 - $30,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:59)

    appraiser

    Appraised By:

    Jeanne Sloane
    Silver
    Senior Vice President & Department Head, Silver
    Christie's

    Appraisal Transcript:
    APPRAISER: This tankard is silver. It's solid silver. And it's made by Francis Richardson, whose mark is right here. A very rare, highly regarded Philadelphia silversmith, who made this tankard about 1710.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: In Philadelphia. So this is a very, very valuable tankard.

    GUEST: I was told it was in the area of $10,000 to $15,000.

    APPRAISER: Well, I think you can safely double that.

    GUEST: Double it?

    APPRAISER: Yeah. It would be worth at least $20,000 to $30,000 at auction. Francis Richardson is one of the most rare makers in the entire field of 18th-century American silver.

    GUEST: $20,000 to $30,000, it'd buy a few jellybeans.

    APPRAISER: Yes, it would.



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