Posted 6 years ago
I recently found this in a rubbish pile while helping a mate clean up an old house here in Jarrahdale, Western Australia. I am clueless when it comes to this sort of thing. I thought it was pewter at first but I think it's actually silver. The only identification marks I found was "MADE IN ITALY", embossed not stamped, inside on the bottom of the bowl which is barely legible due to what looks like very heavy calcification, most of the jug/pitcher/pourer??? has the same damage. It is totally covered in floral designs and patterns and the handle looks almost like a reptile of some kind, there are what look like scales etched all the way along the handle. I did think it was a bird at first though. The lid was intact when I found it but seized. I didn't realise how fragile it was when i picked it up and it broke with the lightest pressure, it is quite thin in that area. I was devastated when it broke and i still am. It's quite small at 70mm high and 70mm wide with the handle at 100mm high. I hope the photos I've taken are good enough for someone to help me identify it. Any help will be appreciated.