Hi can anyone help me with this ? im not sure what it is, if it’s solid silver or not, and I couldnt find one like it anywhere on the internet. It has a lift out brass thing with rings. The bottom of the brass thing has capital letters AD or AP I think. I looked up the hallmarks on the silver part on the web theyre very tiny, one is apparently a head of diana with a 2 on the left and a faint A on the right, the other was harder because only half the stamp came out, but i think it looks like the double eagle? head ill post a pic of from the web. I tried taking pics with my camera but couldnt get close enough, I can only see them through a 30x loupe on the bottom. The name says “J. C. Klinkosch” in a straight line in caps, with the 2 marks beneath it, then on the outside of the “bowl?” just on the top rise of the pedestal it says “JCK”. I couldn’t find any other marks. The diana head mark in the “cartouche”(sp is supposed to mean 900, but i dont know what that means, is that less than sterling because sterling is “925” ?
Excuse the tarnish, family stuff’s been in the attic for over a decade, havent bothered polishing them yet.
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the 2 close-up single mark pics double-headed eagle (looks more like a messed up rooster) and diana head are from web, i could only see on piece clearly through 30x loupe not my camera, I’m still learning how to use it, but these look exactly like them, except the bird mark was stamped sloppily and only left upper impression but you can still tell. the “A” on the right side of diana is so faint you can barely see it, but i see it is probably there from a faint remnant of the A