DescriptionA Bensabott Gilt Silver, Malachite and Brass Rotary Phone, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1925
Marks: BENNSABOTT STERLING
6-3/4 inches high x 10 inches wide (17.1 x 25.4 cm)
The phone cradle case constructed of chased repoussé gilt silver, rotary dial with enameled face and carved malachite medallion to center, brass telephone handle with composite handle and mouthpiece.
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.
Fraying and electrical tape to cords, rubbing and losses to gilt, scratching to mouthpiece, some losses to black paint to composite handle, minor wax residue, fading to dial, otherwise good. Heritage does not guarantee the working order or completeness of electrified mechanisms.
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