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German parcel-gilt silver cup of Germantown interest Underside inscribed and dated "Benj Lehman 1801" Engraved with floral motifs surrounding three cartouches bearing religious imagery: memento mori scene with angel, skull, and hourglass; a figure holding flaming heart with earthly treasures; and a representation of the Roman Empire with various Christian countries and two doves; marked to underside; with box retaining provenance: "Henrietta E. Lehman/Given to her when a little girl by her great uncle Benjamin Lehman of Germantown."
Weight: 3.565 oz. t.
PROVENANCE:Stanley W. Root, Jr., Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.
Henrietta Brown and Benjamin Lehman, descendants of Godryd Lehman of Germantown, Pennsylvania.

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German parcel-gilt silver cup of Germantown interest,

Estimate $300 - $500Nov 12
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Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Auction Curated By:
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Andrew Taggart
Associate Specialist, American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts
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Lynda Cain
Vice President | Department Head, American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts