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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Identification Help

A blog reader has submitted these pictures of a piece to seek help with identifying it. It has the number, "800", on the bottom. You can see the length in the pictures. If you have some idea of what is is, send us an email or post a comment.

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1 comment:

Lynn said...

The .800 is a common marking for silver content -- meaning this is 800 parts silver out of 1000, or 80% silver. Sterling is now marked .925, or 92.5% silver. The .800 marked silver is often called by other names, but the most common that I've come across is "German silver." Sorry, I don't really have a reference for WHY it's called that. As to what the item is...? It's a total SWAG, but it would appear to be a type of travelling cup. Someone more versed in antiquities than I may be able to give you a better answer. :)