This is a beautiful and unusual sterling silver lidded censer that had been presented to Congressman Bill Young by the Egyptian government. It had been presented by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawy, Egyptian Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production. (Egypt is the 4th largest fleet of U.S. produced F-16 fighters in the world after U.S. Israel and Turkey, and has been a long-time ally of the United States.)
Size: Sterling Censor has a 5" diameter and weighs 11.4 troy ounces. The blue velvet presentation box measures 7" by 5" by 7"
Condition: Very good, no issues noted.
Provenance: From the estate of Congressman Bill Young.
Charles William "Bill" Young (December 16, 1930 – October 18, 2013) was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 2013. A Republican from Florida, Young served as chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations from 1999 to 2005. He was the longest-serving Republican member of Congress at the time of his death.
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