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Posted 3 years ago


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Hello, I am just a little curios of this tray and vodka cups, as to their origins and composition? I was wondering if the mystery answer lies within these letters and numbers ? it silver plated ? is it metal with a gold wash? an old souvenir? I got this at an auction sale along with other older Russian items,and was wondering what if anything someone could tell me about these questions

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  1. Jezzer, 3 years ago
    I cannot find anything out about "?????? [Nyummet]" hallmarks. If it is solid silver, then I can tell you that it is post-1918, and the Imperial hallmarks are quite distinctive. Stylistically, it looks later than that anyway. When you go to polish it, don't do the insides because polish is too abrasive for the gold and will soon wear it away.

    The layman's very unofficial way of telling if it's silver or just plated is to dip half of the object into very hot water and hold it there. If it quickly (<30 seconds) becomes too hot to handle comfortably than you are likely to have a solid silver piece.
  2. Jezzer, 3 years ago
    Sorry, apparently the browser doesn't support Cyrillic characters.

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