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Posted 2 years ago

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kalanikea
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Aloha!
The Eagle is made of Sterling Silver. It was made by, or for, the Miller Brewery Company and given as Presentation Pieces to CEOs of the company (I think...but am not certain.)
It is marked Miller along the base and signed by the artisan on the bottom. It is stamped 925/Sterling.
I discovered this little treasure in a Thrift Shop, about 10 years ago and have no idea what to do with it.
I believe Miller sterling silver Eagles were produced during the 1970s. Has anyone ever seen a similar Eagle?
Curiosity is "driving me bananas."

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  1. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    Awesome looking!
  2. kalanikea, 2 years ago
    Aloha!
    The Eagle is made of sterling silver and signed by the artisan on the bottom. I believe these figurines? statues? were produced by, or for, the Miller Brewery Company as Presentation Gifts to CEOs of the company. The Eagle is marked Miller, close to its Talons. I can't decipher the artisan's name (see photo #1.) If anyone knows about a Miller sterling silver Eagle, I would truly appreciate any information.
    Have a Great Day.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I have had friends that worked at Miller Brewing Co .it is in my area and they did have a logo for Genuine Draft Brew with a Eagle on it . Although it seems odd they would pick that as a gift and not have commissioned a full Miller Logo to give out . Can you photo the name Miller so I can see it ? This link is photo of one of the logo's they used . Very nice piece , how tall is it ?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Miller_Genuine_Draft.svg
  4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 2 years ago
    Hi you may have an electroformed silver eagle. It is usally cast plastic that has a extra thick plating of metal covering it. Thailand, Israel, and China are big producers of electroformed items. Here is one that is simular: http://shaze.in/p/574/eagle-39-x-32-electroformed-silver

    Personally, I don't see a conection with the beer company, unless you have something that says, otherwise, I think it just an art piece. I hope this helps you figure it out. Good luck!
  5. kalanikea, 2 years ago
    Aloha Manakin,
    Thank You for the info.
    The Eagle stands 5 inches in height and has a wing-spread of 9 inches.
    My uncle once worked for Miller Brewery and had an Eagle, practically identical to the one I have, on his desk for many years.
    Honolulu held its February Antiques & Collectibles Show in the Neil Blaisdell Center. A friend from Maui had a booth at the show and I stopped by to show him the Eagle. Before I could even ask him about it, he said "That's a Miller Brewery Eagle. Where did you find that?" I was slightly shocked.
    He worked with the Antiques Road Show as an appraiser during its entirety.
    He gave me a bit of the Eagle's history but, still being uncertain, I decided to post photos of it here in hopes of finally solving the puzzle.

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