Birks Candlestick Holders - 1909 Crown Reserve Silver

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:50.00 CAD Estimated At:70.00 - 90.00 CAD
Birks Candlestick Holders - 1909 Crown Reserve Silver
55.00CAD+ (11.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Sep 29 @ 22:04UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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An intriguing pair of 19.5 cm candle-stick holders, somewhat tilted, with early "Birks Sterling" punch on bottom, each with the ornately-engraved message (also on bottom) "Made from Ore / taken from / Crown Reserve Mine / 1909". Discovered in 1907, the Cobalt area mine had many of its rich silver shafts located under Kerr Lake, and would eventually shut down around 1948. How the original owner of these candle-sticks made the direct connection with the source of the Silver remains unclear, however it is possible a Birks workship might have made them on special request of a customer, perhaps for presentation purposes, with the silver directly provided from the mine.