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English Sterling Silver69 of 9119s silver pocket watch Edwardian Sterling Silver Nut Dishes ~ Birmingham 1905
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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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I was able to get this at a thrift store for four dollars about six months ago.
The style is Georgian.
May well be a bon bon dish
It has a swing handle and elegant bright cut decoration.
It retains the original gilt interior.
There are no silver marks.
I've not had it tested.
It's constructed quite well even if it is a plated piece.
I love how the handle reflects the contour of half the bowl.

I'd appreciate any comments.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AmphoraPottery, ozmarty & BELLIN68 too!
  2. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    I love it!!! the fourth picture to me looks like a sea shell, but that's me.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  5. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 1 year ago
    Couple of questions...are the tops rolled over? Is there any tin lining in the base area? Is that copper wearing through the silver plate in the bowl area?
  6. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 1 year ago
    Also any silver welds on the edges where turned over?
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Hi NativeJewelrylover! The tops are not rolled over. It is in two pieces (helmet and foot) and looks cast. The silver has worn away within the bowl. Must be spoon or sugar wear. Not copper underneath, so not old Sheffield plate. Plated on nickel? But just a nice Adam form.
  8. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 1 year ago
    Alright, from your description this would be my assessment of your piece. If there is no tin on the underside and no copper wearing through, however, the general construction of the piece is that of Sheffield and clearly a Sheffield era design, your piece is most likely a Sheffield reproduction done in the late 1800's. There were a lot of silver houses in England that did a lot of Sheffield reproductions in the same style of work, but with more modern materials. They did everything including not marking them so as to make it appear they were actual antiques of the time. They sold them mainly to unsuspecting tourists as Sheffield pieces. They still have good value and they are very nice pieces. I do have a couple of nice Sheffield pieces and late 1800 Sheffield reproductions. Very nice piece.
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks for that! I really do appreciate your opinion. It would be earlier than 1881 when they had to put made in England on products I suppose.
  10. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 1 year ago
    Not necessarily, they weren't exported to the US. However, most likely 1870 - 1899 time period.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Hi I'm in Sydney Australia!
  12. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 1 year ago
    By the way the Mckinley tariff act went into effect for products in 1891.
  13. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 1 year ago
    I am Keith from Orlando...I have dealt in antique silver for over 25 years and for some reason I moved into the wonderful and confusing world of glass and jewelry. But still love antique silver. I will clean my Georgian hot water urn up and put it on...Have had it for about 20 years now. Also, I will do the late 1800's circle of life water pitcher and put it on.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    You're quite right about the tariff acts. Marks of any type were not really necessary until then. I'd love to see the water urn.
  15. Qwijebo, 1 year ago
    Any seams?
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Not that I can see. There are two sections and the handle. It is joined and welded where the bowl meets the foot. Genuine hollow ware? It weighs 280 grams or 9.8 oz.
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks petey!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks freiheit and BHock too!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AEON!
  20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    STILL A STUNNER!!!!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Thanks SEAN!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MATT!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  24. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    I love all your pieces!!!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks TOM61375!
  26. tom61375 tom61375, 9 months ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n SEAN TOO!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!

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