Repairing a Dented Antique Silverplate...thing?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Barn Owl, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Today I found this weird holder. Although it was bent, I figured for $1.50 it was no big loss if I couldn't fix it. Egyptian Revival by Charles W. Hamill & Co. Circa 1876-1884. I'd really like to fix it if I can. Any suggestions how?
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  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    It's a zinc tin mix. Likely to crack if you just try to bend it. May be able to tap it back a little at a whack with a urethane hammer.
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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  4. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I'll keep my eyes out for one of those.
  5. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    It's lovely....lots of character !!!
  7. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    It's my first Egyptian Revival silverplate find, so even though it's damaged, I like it a lot! It is able to stand upright, even though it's misshapen. :) If I can't repair it, I'll probably just display it on a shelf with the dent facing back and find a nice jar for it.
  8. Huntingtreasure

    Huntingtreasure Well-Known Member

    It’s a very nice looking piece! Even dented, it has eye appeal worth much more!
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  9. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    If I can't find an antique castor jar, it'll look good with a large candle in it, I think :)
  10. Huntingtreasure

    Huntingtreasure Well-Known Member

    A candle is perfect, if you can’t fix the dent, you can carve the candle easily!
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