Crystal pitcher with sterling overlay

Mar 05, 2019. 04:05 UTC
Crystal pitcher with sterling overlay
United States of America

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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)

$250 - $400 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 12 hours
Mar 05, 16:15 UTC
By Klaus

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.

Nancy cavendish Mar 05, 16:56 UTC

Thank you SO much! Actually I just found the stopper and it fits and has the same silver design. I had no idea this was a decanter and thought it was a pitcher so I did not even think they went together. Would I need to do another appraisal to include the stopper? By the way, we cannot begin to sell these items until we have the go-a-head with the attorney
but might want to sell them if everyone agrees.

Nancy cavendish Mar 06, 15:46 UTC

Thank you so much. Once I added the stopper it really made
a lovely decanter!

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