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With colonial pedigree, piece to pack hefty price tag at auction

Now 300 years old, the Loring Bowl, as it is known, will be the star of the show at Sotheby’s auction of early American silver in New York on Jan. 22. It is, by far, the biggest bowl of its kind and period that Sotheby’s has ever handled. Now 300 years old, the Loring Bowl, as it is known, will be the star of the show at Sotheby’s auction of early American silver in New York on Jan. 22. It is, by far, the biggest bowl of its kind and period that Sotheby’s has ever handled. (Southeby's)
By Samuel G. Allis
Globe Staff / January 14, 2010

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Fearing for his life, Joshua Loring fled his mansion in Jamaica Plain one day in 1774 with his family for the safety of Boston proper. His harassment by colonials as a Tory had made life there untenable. In his sudden dash to safety, he left almost everything in his mansion behind. (Full article: 691 words)

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