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Witherell’s auction house is a family business rooted in a passion for fine art and antiques, based in Sacramento, a region known for its history and its important 20th century art scene. It all started when Brad Witherell was gifted a Civil War-era Henry rifle from his uncle as a teen, spurring his...Read more
General Anthony McAuliffe, British silver creamer with "Screaming Eagle" crest of the 101st Airborne Division, engraved on base, "H.M. and A.M. from R.E.C. 1944." A gift from R.E. Charrington, a widow in whose home McAuliffe lived prior to D-Day, with V-mail letter from General McAuliffe to Mrs. McAuliffe regarding and describing the creamer as being from Mrs. Charrington and originally dated from 1805. Hallmarks are not discernible. General Anthony McAuliffe was one of the Commanding officers at the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne during World War II. He famously responded, "Nuts" to the German Army's offer to accept the Allies' surrender. 5 ozt. 4.5"h. Provenance: Estate of General Anthony McAuliffe thence by family descent. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. Please note we do not accept credit cards.
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