White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

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White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by heygarth54 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:51 pm


I usually avoid buying metal items but today this caught my eye, it is 9cms tall and has three legs, it is a decent weight even without the blue liner, on the inside of one of the feet are the initial EH with a strange looking symbol underneath and the numbers 0001. Would this be English or continental ? I would be grateful for any information. Thanks.

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Re: White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by heygarth54 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:50 pm

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On closer inspection I thinks it 900 1, and not 0001 as I first thought, would this mean it might be silver after all ?

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Re: White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by Pip on Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:29 pm

It's not really my area however if it's silver (you can get quite cheap little kits for testing metals) but not hallmarked with the Lion Passant then it must be continental.

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Post by Vicky on Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:44 am

I don't know anything about it but it would have caught my eye also. I really like it

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Post by Bess on Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:45 pm

I heart it too lol :) it's very nice. That's my expert opinion for you ;)

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Re: White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by Potty on Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:04 am

I would think this is continental and am unsure if it is silver, in the first picture I would have been very inclined to say it's plate, but the tone of the metal in the latter pictures make me question that.

The Lion Passant is not always on British silver, which was just by far the most common British silver hallmark, it represents "sterling silver" that equates to 925 parts of silver per 1000. There is also the Britannia mark, 958 per 1000, so a higher grade of silver. Some are even unmarked, though this is unusual.



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Re: White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by keramark on Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:52 pm

Could be wrong but i think that Trumpet mark is same mark James Dixon & sons use on silver plate !!!

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Re: White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by Potty Primate on Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:39 pm

I've been trying to work out what that mark is for ages, I was thinking some kind of scientific instrument on a 4-legged stand. I can possibly see it now, though I'd say bugle rather than trumpet looking at the handle and lack of valves. But what's with the legs?
I agree with Potty that it's probably continental, in the style of WMF and early 20thC.

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Re: White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by keramark on Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:41 pm

They're not legs PP, they're Tassles ... Excellent

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Re: White Metal Basket with blue liner signed EH

Post by Potty on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:36 pm

The mark looks a fair bit like a hunting horn to me.

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