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    1864 E & J Barnard Silver Centerpiece

    Appraised Value:

    $15,000 - $20,000

    Appraised on: July 10, 2010

    Appraised in: Miami Beach, Florida

    Appraised by: Paul Winicki

    Category: Silver

    Episode Info: Junk in the Trunk (#1519)

    Originally Aired: November 7, 2011

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    Form: Centerpiece
    Material: Silver
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $15,000 - $20,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Paul Winicki
    Clocks & Watches, Jewelry, Silver

    Radcliffe Jewelers

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: My great-grandma had it, and then it was handed down to my grandparents and to my parents and now I have it. My great-grandma wore hats and she was in fashion and I'd like to think I got her fashion sense a little bit. And the fact that this was hers... it's important to me.

    APPRAISER: Do you know anything about the history of it?

    GUEST: I don't. I weighed it before I came here and it weighs 15 pounds. My husband said, "Melt it down," so... (laughs)

    APPRAISER: The piece was made in 1864 in London. It's monumental in size. It's an unbelievably exquisite centerpiece. It was made by Ian J. Bernard, which was a very fine silversmith in London during the 19th century. In today's market, because of the size, because of the unbelievable form, the fact that it's 140 years old, it would probably sell, in a retail setting, somewhere in the $15,000 to $20,000 range.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: Congratulations.

    GUEST: Do you have a check? (both laugh)

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