SOLD! for $403.00.
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- Low Estimate: $350.00
- High Estimate: $450.00
- Realized: $403.00
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Ten (10) French vermeil fruit knives from the estate of Cordell Hull. Knives have gilded silver blades and tips, with mother of pearl handles inlaid with rose gold or copper shield, engraved with Art Deco style monograms CH. Marked on blades for 2nd Standard Silver, 1819-1838, with additional maker's mark of crowned A flanked by a J and M. 8"L. For similar examples made in 1817 for President James Monroe, see The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families, page 71 by Betty Monkman. Note: Tennessee politician Cordell Hull (1871-1955) served 11 terms in the United States House of Representatives between 1907 and 1931. He was elected to the Senate in 1930 but resigned upon being named U.S. Secretary of State in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the founding of the United Nations. CONDITION: Some light wear to some blades, 3 have some staining to mother of pearl handles near blades, overall very good condition.