Featured Silver in silverplate lot box

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Lucille.b, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    This was at an estate that said "box of silverplate" $5. I noticed a few sterling things and decided to grab it. Items on the right are marked sterling. A few questions...


    I know that the sterling rimmed glass coasters have minimal value, but hopefully will make a few bucks.

    Was wondering if this ladle would be scrap (has a small dent) or resale? Anyone recognize the mark?

    Ladle marked:

    Also this very pretty lid to something:

    This little guy, not marked and seems too heavy for sterling. I assume sort of finial that goes in a candle stick or similar? Is there a name for this?


    Will most likely donate everything left, but had a question about this candle holder. Super heavy, unmarked, almost positive silverplate due to weight alone. Seems broken. It has all the inserts. What would you do with it?


    Seems like the base snapped off or something:


    Would those inserts have any resale?

    Sorry for all the questions. THANKS!
  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  3. i need help

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  4. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I think the finial thing would have been used to place inside a candle cup that was not otherwise occupied by a candle.

    The 2 larger coasters would have been used for wine bottles.
  5. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    You should be able to push out the dent in the ladle, there are special silversmith tools but I usually improvise something, I usually use an old bone busk stay and a leather covered hard surface to push onto. If you make a pigs ear of it you can still scrap it but it is the sort of small serviceable thing that sells easily for more than scrap.
  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thanks, AF. Will give it a try. Other than the dent seems in great shape.

    Any idea what to call this shape? Is there a better word than "ladle". Ladle is bringing up more of a long handled utensil.
  7. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

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  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

  9. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Cheryl, that's more like it!
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  10. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    $54 works!

    Awesome, everyone! Glad I checked in here.
  11. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Lucille, is that lid marked at all? It looks like the lid to a little dresser box, If you measure across the inside lip, I'll bet you can find a glass base to fit it!
  12. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    The lid is marked sterling and realized there is an inventory # faintly etched above. (Red is reflection from my shirt.)

    Yes suppose it had a glass base at one time and one might be able to pair something up. Here is a blurry pic of the "sterling" and a better pic of the top without reflections. Seems to have a monogram. AMS?

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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Definitely a piece from a dresser set. It looked like a mirror back at first, but it's not. I'd sell it as is and see if someone else had a base, or possibly the rest of the set.
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  14. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    The dresser/powder jar lid would go to a cut glass base.

    Pressed glass bases had silver plated lids.
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  15. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    I have a gorgeous cut glass dresser jar missing its lid. It was too beautiful to get rid of, and I thought perhaps someone had scrapped the lid. The opening is 3 1/2" D (hint, hint). The monogram doesn't quite fit in the family, but close. My grandmother's initials were ADS.
  16. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Usually you find the jars without the lids, not the lid without the jar because someone has scrapped the sterling lid. ;):D:D:D
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  17. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    This one measures 3 3/4 at the opening. @ola402
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  18. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    Wanted to post how a perfectly good beautiful sterling lid got together with a beautiful cut glass jar and just look what we have now.

    Jar without a lid.


    Jar now complete with Janet's lid.


    Isn't it awesome?! I intend to keep using it to store little jewelry items.

    Janet was so kind to sell me the lid, I've been looking for so long. I'm pretty sure the jar is ABP but I don't know what the pattern is. Thanks again, Janet (lucille.b)!
  19. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Wow, that looks lovely! Congrats to BOTH of you!
  20. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    REALLY LOVELY !!! .. I love when this happens, meant to be ! ... Joy. :):):)
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