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Antique Mall Find!

ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

Finally! It’s been dry lately, but I found a good one today. >:)B)
$9 plus tax, under $10 total
650 grams!


The hallmarks are really small, hard to photograph.

Cool huh? :D

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 25,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I gotta move

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    . >:)

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow amazing find! When I saw the title, I thought in my head, 'Oh no he's found something big!' :D

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m happy. It’s been a while finding nothing in my travels...

    Much, MUCH better pictures here:


  • KliaoKliao Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here’s some info on the marks. The assay mark was used between 1838 and 1972. Can’t seem to find the diamond shaped maker mark but I’m sure it’s Auzolle as stamped in the box.

    https://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_menu.html

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you! :)

  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome find

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 22,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool find

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 22,545 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is there a .950 stamped anywhere or just the proof mark.

    Awesome, thought you gave up looking!

    bob :)

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  • rickoricko Posts: 78,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... Great find....That is a nice hunk of silver for $10.....Cheers, RickO

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,022 ✭✭✭✭

    Score!

    It's all about what the people want...

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    Is there a .950 stamped anywhere or just the proof mark.

    Awesome, thought you gave up looking!

    bob :)

    It's just "Minerva and the 1" which is the French fineness mark... It's stamped twice though, once on the top and one on the bottom of the piece...

  • goldengolden Posts: 6,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool!

  • maplemanmapleman Posts: 1,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice hit

  • jrt103jrt103 Posts: 394 ✭✭✭

    Sweet!

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 20,737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This may be a dumb question, but how is it that an item like that can make it through to an antique store display without the store or the consignor knowing what it is? Nice score!

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmski52 said:
    This may be a dumb question, but how is it that an item like that can make it through to an antique store display without the store or the consignor knowing what it is? Nice score!

    It's a dealer mall where anyone can simply rent a booth and load it up with whatever. It was in a booth all dusty, it was full of glass knobs... It looked unmarked at first glance, it isn't surprising that it slipped through. The marks are really small and in weird placement on this particular piece. Most French pieces for that matter have their hallmarks in weird places.

    Easy to miss as solid silver...

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Knowledge is power. >:)

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Knowledge and patience are a potent tool for success. Very nice. Peace Roy

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 1,526 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Highly recommend getting a copy of Jackson's Hallmarks. It's only for the UK and Ireland, but it helps knowing what to look for.

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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 8,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was a bold buy and a great find, @asheland !

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  • BaleyBaley Posts: 22,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice dish; tasteful timeless style and really great price!

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @3stars said:
    Highly recommend getting a copy of Jackson's Hallmarks. It's only for the UK and Ireland, but it helps knowing what to look for.

    Indeed I agree. I already have the pocket edition and the full size copy. It’s Tardy’s hallmarks with the other countries that I need to find. It’s been difficult trying to find who made this piece.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Baley said:
    Very nice dish; tasteful timeless style and really great price!

    I agree! The design and heft make it a great piece. After polishing it up, I decided to keep it for now. 👍

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭✭✭

    asheland can you please buy a lotto ticket and mail it to me, as you are one lucky son of a gun, good job man!!!!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :smiley:

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another find (different mall) from this Saturday:

    $99 each after tax, they ended up netting slightly over 20 Troy ozs ASW.
    These were a catch and release this time, 198 in, 431 out. >:)

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... I need to move! :D I thought my area was pretty good....

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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 8,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:

    That's all well and good @asheland
    But what about the two rabbits? :)

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston Haha! I specifically set it by the rabbits for that picture! >:)

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 8,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    @1630Boston Haha! I specifically set it by the rabbits for that picture! >:)

    I figured that, next put some rabbits by the box under the bridge :)

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :D

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