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


#1

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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#2

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.


#3

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.
cheers


#4

I would guess that it is for Snaps or as we are in Earstern Europe Vodka.

snaps=aquavit


#5

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.
cheers