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Americana at Auction

March 28, 2003 – March 29, 2003

Lot #691
Temp #S21
Low Estimate $70,000.00
High Estimate $90,000.00
Last Updated March 31, 2003


IMPORTANT SILVER FOOTED SALVER 18th Century By Ephraim Brasher (New York, NY, 1744-1810). Gadroon edge. Diameter 19". Ornately engraved monogram of George Emlen IV (Pennsylvania, 1741-1812). Brasher was a member of the Gold and Silversmith’s Society, 1786, Assayer at the U.S. Mint, 1792, and minted the famous "Brasher Doubloon". He married Ann Gilbert in 1766. George Emlen IV, known for his collection of silver, was the 4th George in the Emlen line. He owned numerous homes in Pennsylvania, with his country home in the Whitemarsh valley used as Gen. Washington’s headquarters in November and December of 1777. The family was one of eighty-four in the city to own a carriage. He was married February 1, 1775 to Sarah Fishbourne, with whom he had seven children. He was treasurer of the Mutual Assurance Co. from 1783-1796, and was a prominent member of the Society of Friends. He died intestate with an estate of $167,000, and was buried in the Society of Friends’ Philadelphia burying ground in 1812. He was related by marriage or descent to the Wharton, Fishbourne, Willing, Hare, Robert, Ingersoll, Norris, Fox and Scott Families. 58.0 troy oz.


Good condition with no repairs detected. Very slight little dings to surface.

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