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    1844 London Sterling Tea Set

    Appraised Value:

    $5,000 (1999)

    Updated Value:

    $8,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 10, 1999

    Appraised in: Salt Lake City, Utah

    Appraised by: Robert DuMouchelle

    Category: Silver

    Episode Info: Salt Lake City (#1830)
    Salt Lake City (#414)

    Originally Aired: May 1, 2000

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    Form: Tea Set
    Material: Sterling
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $5,000 (1999)
    Updated Value: $8,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:45)


    Appraised By:

    Robert DuMouchelle
    Metalwork & Sculpture
    Appraiser, Auctioneer and General Manager

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It's been in our family for three generations. It belonged to my great-great- grandfather, William Jennings. And my grandmother had it after that and my mother and now myself.

    APPRAISER: This is the family history, did your...? Is it great-great?

    GUEST: Great-great-grandfather.

    APPRAISER: Was he a well-known or prominent individual?

    GUEST: Yes, he was purported to be the first millionaire in the state of Utah.

    APPRAISER: What was his business?

    GUEST: He was a butcher and he owned the Eagle Emporium, which is now Z.C.M.I.-- the first department store in the United States.

    APPRAISER: He must have traveled and acquired things all over for his business.

    GUEST: Yeah, he was from England and he picked up silver and crystal in England.

    APPRAISER: This actually is an English tea set.

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: The date marks on it date it from 1844, early Victorian era, and actually one of the markings on the silver is the head of Victoria as she's represented during the era that these silver products were produced. The Victorian design is just wonderful here. The engraving, the scroll work, the whole piece is just fantastic. It has a gold-washed interior and it also has the monogram, I believe, of your great-great-grandfather.

    GUEST: Yes, it does.

    APPRAISER: This is made by Edward Barnard, who was a London maker, and he worked with his three sons in that era. I think the four pieces together would bring about $5,000.

    GUEST: Oh, thank you very much.

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