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    Posted 10 years ago

    pickrknows
    (370 items)

    Ok all you sterling experts, I need a hand with this one. It has all the characteristics of sterling, but I can not find a hallmark anywhere.
    I believe it to be German or Dutch also, but hard to tell with-out marks.
    I've not seen sterling that was'nt hallmarked, so whats the deal?
    I've gone over and over it with magnifying glass, no luck.
    Any advice/info on this mystery piece would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank-you, Cheers!
    Bernie

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    1. stainedglass stainedglass, 10 years ago
      Hi Bernie...this is a pretty piece, indeed! : )
      Here's what I think...quite often, [when it comes to Repousse], if the piece is not sterling, then in most cases, the piece is silver-on-copper.
      I can't tell, from being at a distance, from this piece, but look for any signs, of the base copper, peeking through, any worn spots, of the silver.
      In my best opinion, and in seeing the patina, I think your ash tray, is silver-on-copper. ~ Sharon
    2. pickrknows pickrknows, 10 years ago
      Thank-you Sharon for the info. I have a few plated on copper pieces, some you can tell, & some not, definately cannot tell on this one.
    3. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Thank-you chevy, & ginny for the love!

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