A Mexican  silver  Aztec style mine commemorative center bowl signed R. S. Aguayo, Guadalajara,  first quarter 20th century
Lot 1073
A Mexican silver Aztec style mine commemorative center bowl signed R. S. Aguayo, Guadalajara, first quarter 20th century
Sold for US$ 11,875 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of various owners
A Mexican sterling silver Aztec style oval centerbowl of mining interest
signed R. S. Aguayo, Guadalajara, first quarter 20th century
Modeled with central warrior-form legs and geometric banded frieze with inscribed reserves "Presented to / Mrs. Margaret P. Daly / With the Compliments/ of the/ Cinco Minas Company / Mexico" and "Made From / First Silver Bar / Produced / February 1914," weight approximately 216 oz troy.
height 5in (12.5cm); length 19 1/2in (49.5cm); depth 8 1/2in (21.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Industrialist Marcus Daly (December 5, 1841 – November 12, 1900) was one of the three "Copper Kings" of Butte, Montana. Born in Ireland, he immigrated to New York in 1856 and proceeded to find work in various mines from Utah to California, eventually even achieving the post of foreman for the corporation in charge of the Comstock Lode, the first major U.S. discovery of silver ore, in Virginia City, Nevada.

    Daly opened the Anaconda Company mine in 1880 to process silver but soon thereafter discovered a significant copper deposit and by 1895 the Anaconda Company was the world's largest copper producer. Daly's estate acquired the Cinco Minas Company in 1910 and transformed the firm from a small, local mine into the regions largest employer and a 500-ton-per-day metals and minerals supplier by 1922.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Victoria Ayers
    Specialist - Silver
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, United States 10022
    Work +1 212 461 6532
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
Similar Items