What's It Worth? A Masterpiece In Silver
A Minnesota jeweler recently sent us a large package of sterling silver to sell. Inside was mostly average, reusable antique silver worth 10 to 20 percent over silver value.
Also included was this extraordinary masterpiece – a 45 oz. sterling silver basket by Roger Williams. He was famous in his own right and bought the Howard Sterling Silver Company in New York, and all the silver patterns as well. (In 1903, they merged with the Mauser Mfg. Co. and the Hayes & McFarland Co. to form the Mt. Vernon Silversmiths Co.)