Philadelphia Tankard, ca. 1710
Appraised Value: $20,000 - $30,000 (1998)
$20,000 - $30,000 (2012)
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Appraisal Video: (0:59)
Senior Vice President & Department Head, Silver
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.
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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