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