01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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Commemorative Gold-mounted Section of Transatlantic Cable

$770$650
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Commemorative Gold-mounted Section of Transatlantic Cable, c. 1858, the 5-in. long section of cable mounted at middle and at both ends with yellow gold bands with ropetwist borders, the central band engraved with monogram and inscription "Atlantic Cable landed Aug. 5th 1858 from S.S. Niagara."
Estimate $400-600