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 Post subject: GERALD BENNEY: a unique 18 carat gold cup and cover
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:23 pm 
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Elongated teardrop-form, with a fine textured surface, the cup with a polished band around the rim, the cup with tubular projections of varying length, some of which are set with approximately 197 diamonds, 70 emeralds and 38 sapphires, the spire of the cover also set with a diamond, weight of diamonds approximately 7.5 carats, weight total 469gms.
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I'm sorry I just find that ugly.


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Nothing to be sorry about.
I think it is magnificent....and I bet it is dishwasher safe. :wink:


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Could be used as a weapon for domestic quarrels. :smt021


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HA HA. :smt105


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I will say, I once drank from this goblet:
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drinks are indeed tastier and more refreshing when sipped from an expensive cup.

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THAT is lovely.
And with silver you can trust you won't be gulping down copious amounts of harmful bacteria.

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Like werewolves and vampires, bacteria have a weakness: silver. The precious metal has been used to fight infection for thousands of years — Hippocrates first described its antimicrobial properties in 400 bc — but how it works has been a mystery. Now, a team led by James Collins, a biomedical engineer at Boston University in Massachusetts, has described how silver can disrupt bacteria, and shown that the ancient treatment could help to deal with the thoroughly modern scourge of antibiotic resistance. The work is published today in Science Translational Medicine.
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Stephen Challener wrote:
I will say, I once drank from this goblet:
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drinks are indeed tastier and more refreshing when sipped from an expensive cup.


I've always wondered Stephen ...
What DOES the blood of dracula taste like?


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