Featured 570g silver gilt filigree basket

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Ratsy Brown, May 11, 2021.

  1. Ratsy Brown

    Ratsy Brown Well-Known Member


    Please help me find a date/country for this treasure. It's a silver gilt filigree handled basket/bucket.

    9.5cm height excluding handle, 14cm rim diameter
    570 grams

    The lower rim has what I thought was a silver mark, but with a loupe might just be dents/scratches(last photo).

    Before cleaning:



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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is stunning, Ratsy. I have southern Italian flower basket earrings with filigree flowers with the same shape petals. Made in Arezzo, so I am inclined to say Arezzo, Italy.
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I can't even get close to reading that mark, but it does want to sing in Italian to me too. The flowers look wrong for the other side of the Adriatic.
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I've seen many Italian cameos in settings of similar workmanship.
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Not Portuguese either imo, although I do love a good Fado.
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  6. Ratsy Brown

    Ratsy Brown Well-Known Member

    Italy it is, thank you very much
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  7. Roshan Ko

    Roshan Ko Well-Known Member

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  8. Ratsy Brown

    Ratsy Brown Well-Known Member

    Firm toothbrush and silver cream. The filigree is thick enough I didn't have to be too gentle with cleaning.
  9. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Use a foaming polish, you can wash it away and it doesn't leave any paste behind to dry into pink crust!
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