An online friend contacted me about a trophy (urn) that he had
purchased. Stated it looked terrible when he bought it, but it
cleaned up real nice and looks like it is sterling. It
originated in Belgium, but does not have a sterling 92.5 stamp
anywhere he can find.
I bought a trophy or urn at an auction that came from >
Belgium. It really looked bad, but cleaned up beautiful, even
where a tag on the lid had turned it completely black. There
are no marks except a small mark around the base that looks
like a bear standing over something, a dancing bear comes to
mind. The base is a hard plastic or bakelite. It has a bird
on the lid, falcon, hawk, or maybe pigeon.
He sent me a picture, but of course I cannot forward it to the
list. Anyway, the question: Can anyone tell him if there is a way
to tell if it actually is sterling, or plated. Thanks. jb