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Bowl sells for $5.9m

By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / January 23, 2010

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A Colonial-era silver bowl that was hidden in Boston before the Revolutionary War and then languished in England for 230 years sold yesterday for an astounding $5.9 million. The bowl had been owned by Joshua Loring , a Tory who fled his Jamaica Plain mansion in 1774 when harassment by colonials became untenable. Loring hid the bowl - which weighs ... (Full article: 900 words)

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