Featured Silver or silverplate basket with cobalt glass insert

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Lucille.b, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Got this on the final day of an estate sale. It was marked down as they wanted everything gone. Didn't examine it too carefully as it was just $1.

    Once home realized the glass had been repaired. But as I removed the insert, the base almost felt like it could be sterling. The weight as much as anything, but also felt like it would be easy to bend. Not marked except for "Made in England" which doesn't look terribly old. Default is plate of course. Did not do any polishing but so far a quick test, all discoloration polishes out to a shine.

    Anyone seen similar, general thoughts?

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    Christmasjoy, komokwa and Any Jewelry like this.
  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Suspect Silver Plate.
    Nice to have the cobalt liner. They are usually missing.
  3. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Especially since it's such an individual shape!
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Since we know it was made in England but see none of the required marks for sterling, we must conclude that it is plated.

    Still very nice with the insert - and that the discolorations polished out!
    Christmasjoy, komokwa and i need help like this.
  5. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    Bristol glass ?
    Christmasjoy likes this.
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