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German? Silver? bowl
« on: April 11, 2010, 11:57:42 PM »
Just bought this thing for 4 on the car boot.  ;D

At first i thought it was silver plated but now i'm not sure since i found a mark on it. It has what looks like an 800 mark. It took me a while to find it, it's impressed in the middle bit on the front. It looks like 800, i'm not sure, there's a mark next to it on the right but it's too faint even with a magnifier.

The bowl is approx 15 inches long and weighs 550 grams.

I'd like to find another the same. It would help to know what the scene is first though. Maybe someone recognises it?

There's a man and woman and the man is playing the flute. The girl seems to be holding a large ring shaped object, maybe one of those flower rings things they put on top of their heads? They're lying next to four sheep, maybe he's a shepherd? Next to him is a hat and what looks like a stick or a rod with a small shovel on the end. Maybe he's been digging for treasure and found the girl, lol?

I didn't want to clean it in case it's really old.

I did find some similar ones but still not sure if solid silver...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Huge-German-Repousse-800-Silver-Bowl-Cherubs-Ornate_W0QQitemZ230450335411QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAntiques_Silver?hash=item35a7e90eb3#ht_3721wt_1002

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ORNATE-GERMAN-800-SILVER-RETICULATED-CHERUBS-PUTTI-BOWL_W0QQitemZ350332636354QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAntiques_Silver?hash=item519173ccc2#ht_6258wt_908

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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 12:00:11 AM »
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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 01:01:55 AM »
Is there a letter near the 800? or anything that maybe an import mark?

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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 09:22:18 AM »
Just the mark that's on the right of it.

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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 02:51:27 PM »
I'd say it could well be silver TC: http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884.html - it'd be worth asking on the 925-1000 forums here:
http://www.925-1000.com/forum/index.php - fingers crossed for you!
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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 03:14:58 PM »
agree with Anne,my book says Austria/Hungary used 800 for some of it's silver with a number of other marks,can't really make out yours,stuff with unreadable marks are so annoying,Keith.

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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 07:34:16 PM »
Okey Dokey, i have posted on the forum. Cheers.  :x-fingers:

Cheers Keith, yes, it's annoying. On the other hand, i think perhaps if the mark had been readable i wouldn't be sitting here with it right now.  :24:

Also, they love to hide the marks in the strangest of places, same goes for EPNS.  :notme:

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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010, 07:41:36 PM »
Lol, i posted it in the silverplate section, as it says in the forum rules that i have to post it in there if i'm not sure if it's silver.

Guess, what? Someone's just moved it over the the German silver section of the site. Well, that's a good sign, lol.  :x-fingers:

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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 08:16:40 PM »
Ohhhhhh that sounds very promising TC! Keep us posted! :)
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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2010, 01:08:18 AM »
It's pewter 'marks' that right up my nose,got lots of it and know nothing about any of it! hope you have better luck,
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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 09:24:38 PM »

Guess, what? Someone's just moved it over the the German silver section of the site. Well, that's a good sign, lol.  :x-fingers:

hope it is good news for your $$ (4 pounds)......and Do keep us posted on the news TC.. :gcheer:
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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 03:09:42 PM »
I got 206 for this at auction, that's with the commission deducted.  :thd:

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Re: German? Silver? bowl
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 09:58:11 PM »
Well done TC! That was a good result!  :cheerleader:
Cheers!
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