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Solid Silver Cup Cover And Saucer From Ambassadors Estate Egyptian Or Turkish For Sale
For sale is thisnicely decorated Solid Silver cup, cover and saucer from an Ambassadors estate. I think it may be Egyptian or Turkish, all you experts out there will know for sure. All 3 pieces have silver marks. Thesaucer is approx.12.7cm or5 inches across, the cup with cover (not including the saucer when measuring) is approx. 12.2cm high or 4 13/16 inches to the top of the cover x 7.9cm or 3 1/8 inches across the opening.Total weight including all 3 pieces is 341 grams. It is innicecondition with only minor denting to the edge of the base and possibly the slightest hint of denting to the edges of the opening/cover, barely worth a mention, and probably done in manufacturing anyway.The saucer does rock a bit when the cup is tapped while sitting in place. This item came from the estate (directly from the family) of the first New Zealand Ambassador to Iran, Bruce Brown who served from 1975-1978. (also Ambassador to Pakistan).I have included and image ofa wooden framed photograph of Bruce Brown shaking Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi's hand in 1975 at the Niavaran palace in Tehran, the Shah's final residence before his overthrow four years later.The framed photograph does not go with the box, it is to be sold with Item number: 400501403011,a Persian silver frame from the Shah himself. If you do a search for the Ambassador on the internet there is a matching photograph just before Bruce Brown shakes the Shah's hand. I am about to list other items from the same estate including some nice silver boxes and a very large book from Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, so please view my other sales, there are some nice pieces. These items will be listed on over the next 2 days. Please view item number 130866372799 which has very similar markings. This sold for $6999.99US on .
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Solid Silver Cup Cover And Saucer From Ambassadors Estate Egyptian Or Turkish: $651