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De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited Centenary Silver & Diamond Bowl - 1888-1988     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11251
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1988
Silversmith: Em-Ess Silverware
Place: Johannesburg
Price: $ 400.00
Weight: 113 grams
Dimensions: 12 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, diamond securely fastened. No dents or scratches.

Description: A sterling silver bowl with a genuine embedded diamond, made to commemorate the centenary of the De Beers diamond company in 1988. The bowl (or dish) is circular, and is engraved in the centre with "DBCMLd" in Gothic script (the logo of De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited), the rim is engraved with 4 bands. The edge is engraved 1888 - 1988, with the brilliant round cut diamond between the dates (diameter of the diamond is 3.5 mm, it sparkles beautifully). The dish is clearly hallmarked with makers mark "EM*ESS" for Em-Ess silverware company, the largest South African silverware producer in the 1970's and 1980's, based in Johannesburg. It also has the Springbok head in U South African standard mark for sterling silver, 925 purity mark and date letter P for 1988. We are aware that this dish was also produced with London hallmarks, it looks identical in design, so we assume De Beers commissioned this dish both in London and South Africa, they were awarded to key customers, including site dealers in Antwerp.
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