Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

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Padpodnad
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Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby Padpodnad » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:10 pm

Hello, looking for some informations about this beautiful piece. Sterling silver, no maker marks, 850 grams, 20 cm high.Image , Image

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby Padpodnad » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:21 pm

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby legrandmogol » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:38 am

This is merely a guess based on the two pictures and lack of a makers mark but I would guess it is Victorian silver plate that has recently been replated and a false sterling mark added. But I have little to go on so this is purely conjecture.

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby Padpodnad » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:27 am

Hello, thanks for answer, I collect silver for several years and I know difference between silver and silver plate pieces. This is 925 bowl in every piece. Here is some pic with more details.

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby legrandmogol » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:49 pm

for me the sterling silver mark does not seem period-appropriate, the uneven tarnishing at the foot/ base edges makes me suspicious and its construction reminds more of plated ware rather solid pieces. That is why I suspect plate. Do you have a picture of the underside of the base? that could hold more clues

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby Aguest » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:47 pm

An investigation into the funnel-like base might reveal a hallmark, I have seen a similar shape (although without the additional applied elements) which had plaster inside the base added for extra stability, and when that plaster was removed, there was a hallmark to be discovered ::: If there is more information, I agree that it is there that it might be discovered :

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby Padpodnad » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:56 am

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby dognose » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:07 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

I would not dismiss the possibility that this piece may be made in India. It is not uncommon to find locally made items marked in such a fashion and lacking any indication of the actual maker.

For a similar example of marking see Moorjanis at: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28477&p=104676&hilit=moorjanis#p104676

Trev.

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Re: Sterling Silver footed bowl, no additional marks.

Postby Padpodnad » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:06 am

Thanks for answer, I will follow that clue. Have a nice day.


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