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Posted 5 years ago

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I have this old presentation walking cane from 1916 that belonged to my husbands great uncle there is a mark on there I have no clue as to what it is and under this it has the numbers 1194 and a number 1 in a diamond does anyone know what this means? I can not find anything that says what karot of gold it is. HELP???

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  1. jackieblue jackieblue, 5 years ago
    First off, it looks like a lovely cane from what I can see. Secondly, are you sure it's gold? Third, what is the mark next to the diamond I can't make it out?
  2. belmargirl, 5 years ago
    The mark almost looks like a fat "S" with a diagnal line thru it it is worn down so it is hard to tell. Yes I agree it could be brass since there are no gold count on it anywhere. But yes it is lovely.
  3. jackieblue jackieblue, 5 years ago
    Perhaps it is gold plated. The top looks silver in the picture. Is it or is that the picture?
  4. belmargirl, 5 years ago
    Jackieblue it just looks silver in the picture it is all gold
  5. davyd286, 5 years ago
    I have a feeling it's Polish, made of vermeil silver. You may get a better response if you post it in one of the antique silver forums. BTW, what's the spelling of Joseph's last name?
  6. belmargirl, 5 years ago
    davyd286 Joseph Quirin ... thanks for your help. Joseph Quirin and his brother Eugene Quirin had a Wine and Spirits grocery store in Manchester New Hampshire after a while they both went their own ways doing other things. They were both pillars of the community. They came to the US from Steige, France.

  7. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    No thats definitely solid gold. The second photo looks silver because the white balance is off

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