Glass or crystal pitcher covered with an ornate sterling silver overlay 10 1/2 " tall, 3 1/2 " at largest part of the width of the pitcher on the bottom: PATENTED 8615 Qr. (not sure here)1000 FINE and a picture that I cannot discern
Betty Hill (my mom's estate-she just passed away) & she got it from her brother Doug Roberts estate (died 11/2005)
Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be an early 20th century american silver overlay decanter with stopper ( not on the photo), manufactured by Alvin Silver Co. ( later part of Gorham), pure silver 1000 fineness with a lovely floral engraving. The glass appears to be clear and unaffected of any corrosion which is so typical for older decanters. The estimate is based on similar items sold at auction. "Asking prices" in the trade are ususally double the high estimate or even higher. There is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the item.