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137   Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Decanter  $200 $3500 You must login to place a bid.
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#137 - Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Decanter

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President Roosevelt’s beautiful personally-owned and -used cut crystal decanter, measuring 7.5″ tall, featuring dimpled diamond-pattern neck, engraved starburst base, and lovely ornate pattern etched around the bowl, with Roosevelt’s name beautifully handcrafted as etched above, “Franklin Delano Roosevelt.” The stopper is topped with a magnificent sterling silver sphere with a beautiful floral design in deep relief, with a curious monogram engraved on the top, “PEK.” Includes a detailed letter of provenance on White House letterhead from Lillian Rogers Parks, who was a housekeeper and seamstress at the White House for over 30 years, from President Hoover through President Eisenhower. In part: “This decanter was owned and used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt…The decanter was given to me by the First Lady. This delicate decanter is ornately hand engraved by a skilled craftsman. It bears the name, Franklin Delano Roosevelt…It was obviously the President's some years before he entered the White House but he must have brought it with him in 1933. And it was there until he left us in 1945. I ought to know. I dusted and cleaned it often." An especially appropriate relic from the Roosevelt White House, as he promised the repeal of federal prohibition laws as a part of his 1932 presidential campaign. A poignant prohibition reminder and classy FDR relic of the utmost quality.


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