AN AMERICAN SILVER AND SILVER GILT NAPOLEONIC COACH MODEL, Designed by Fisher Body Division of General Motors Corporation, Manufactured by Silver Creations, circa 1974
    Marks: Silver Ltd., STERLING
    7 x 18-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches (17.8 x 47.6 x 14.0 cm)
    49.03 troy ounces (including non-silver material)

    Modeled after the coaches of Napoleon I, with many moving parts including rotating wheels, fold away stairs, opening doors, suspension system and removable horse tack.

    Fisher Body, the major supplier of auto bodies to General Motors, commissioned 1,000 models of this coach in 1973 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the firm's trademark registration. The models were retailed through General Motors dealerships at a cost of $2,000.

    Condition Report*:

    With some tarnish and oxidation to metal, missing decoration to the horses' manes, broken but included foot rest to carraige and gilt metal mane to one horse, slight wear to carraige, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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