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can anyone tell me what this mini silver mug really is???

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hynoni




Joined: 29 Apr 2008
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Location: ballarat victoria australia

Posted: 30/04/2008 
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hi there,
i am a first timer to your site, and i was wondering if anyone can help me with this little piece.
i found it in woeful condition in the local "antique"/junk shop.
research tells me it is probably silver, possibly german or eastern european....but what it is or is for i have no idea.
dimensions 3.8cm high,....3.1cm base diameter...3.5cm top rim diameter
any help will be much appreciated.
cheers

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snuffer




Joined: 11 Apr 2007
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Posted: 30/04/2008 
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That DAHM mark was used by Jacob Diedrich Dahm of Grodno, Lithuania. He worked in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. His son and successor Teodor Albert Dahm may have also used that mark.

I don't know much about Lithuanian culture, so I have no idea of what the cup was used for.
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hynoni




Joined: 29 Apr 2008
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Location: ballarat victoria australia

Posted: 01/05/2008 
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g'day snuffer,
thankyou muchly for that info, so i guess it is silver. lovely!!
perhaps there is a lithuanian silver colector out there???
i would love to know more about it.
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Hose_dk




Joined: 23 Mar 2008
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Location: Denmark

Posted: 01/05/2008 
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I would guess that it is for Snaps or as we are in Earstern Europe Vodka.

snaps=aquavit
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hynoni




Joined: 29 Apr 2008
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Location: ballarat victoria australia

Posted: 01/05/2008 
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g'day hose_dk,
it did cross my mind that it was the right size for a shot of liquor....although my friend argued that it was the right size for a "shot" of milk for his tea.
i reckon you are probably right, but if anyone has any other bright ideas i would like to hear them.
again, many thanks.
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