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Silver Footed Hand Chased Salt Cellar w/ Bristol Blue Liner 2-1/2"

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Posted 4 years ago


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Hand chasing.
With this method, silver is moved with a small pointed tool and a small mallet. It is much like what you'd do if you used a stick to draw in the sand. Silver is not removed, but designs are drawn in the metal with the tool using a small mallet. This method is also used to produce a textured background in the design.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Not English sterling marks. It is a 'salt'. Would have had a Bristol blue glass liner to stop corrosion.
  2. Truthisanarrow08 Truthisanarrow08, 4 years ago
    Ok...Thank you V.....It does have a blue glass insert. You cant really see it in pic 2 that well, but there is one.... It says made in England......Is it sterling?

    If it says Made in England, what else could it be ?? Im confused....
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Not sterling. Any English silver must have "hallmarks" otherwise it cannot be sold. English marks have four elements: sterling guarantee, city mark, date letter and a makers mark.
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Its not from condensation, chlorine is one of the two things that silver reacts to (sodium chloride, table salt).
  5. Truthisanarrow08 Truthisanarrow08, 4 years ago
    Thank you Still
  6. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
    You have such beautiful pieces

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