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Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 2

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 249

6 pcs Sterling Silver from Snowden Family, Memphis

Estimate: $700 - $900

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Includes 3 cups, teapot, and napkin ring. 1st item: Gorham Sterling silver teapot with monogram for Annie Brinkley Snowden, with horn handle and finial, stamped A5005 and 7/8 PINT. 2nd item: Gorham sterling double handled cup engraved "Robert Bogardus Snowden Aug 6 1896." Stamped 860 3/4 pint with year mark for 1896. 3rd item: Gorham sterling bowl with Zodiac decorated rim, engraved "Robert Bogardus Snowden from his Grandmother," stamped 475 with year mark for 1897. 4th item: Very heavy Gorham sterling napkin ring, engraved "Robert Bogardus Showden from his Grandmother", stamped B3550. 5th item: Gorham sterling silver mug with monogram "Dorothy Whitney Snowden," reeded handle and laurel leaf decorated base, stamped 3840. 6th item: Baker Manchester sterling silver julep cup with engraved monogram "Carol Snowden Jun 1964". Items range in height from 1 1/4" napkin ring to 4 1/2" (double handled cup). Bowl 4 7/8" diameter. Combined weight: 36.85 oz troy. Note: This silver descended in the prominent Snowden family of Memphis, Tennessee. Their historic mansion Annesdale, which still stands in the city's Midtown area, was a wedding gift in 1868 to Col. Robert Bogardus Snowden and Annie Overton Brinkley from her father, tycoon Robert Campbell Brinkley, and remained in the family for more than a century. Several other pieces of silver, documents, and paintings from Annesdale are also being offered in this auction, including a portrait of Annie Brinkley Snowden.


Minor small dent to end of teapot spout, age cracking and wear to horn finial. Other items with scattered minor dents and scratches, overall very good condition. All Monogrammed.

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