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This piece was among an inherited sterling silver set that I would guess was around the mid 1800s. It has no silver markings on the back and yet seems of some value due to it's uniqueness. It has a peacock at the top of the stem and just before it goes into the lattice work at the stem's base a face.  Further down is the profile of a man's face. I'm interested to know anything about this.

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Hello.

I'm sorry that I cannot add any new information here. Without maker's marks, it's very difficult to tell what we have. If it was made in the mid-1800's it could have been made of sterling or coin silver or it could have been silver plate.

You might post your question and picture on the forum at www.925-1000.com. Perhaps a forum participant will recognize it.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Jim Stringer

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

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BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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