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I have a small silver pot, perhaps better described as a goblet

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I have a small silver pot, perhaps better described as a goblet about 6.5cm tall. It has 2 hall marks: 1. the number '95' and 2. a picture of an owl. Please can you tell me about its origin.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

My camera on my mobile is not taking a very clear image. I will get a friend to help me at the beginning of next week and be in touch again soon after. Thanks.

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Nora

I attach 3 photos of the silver pot and await your comments. Many thanks.

Attachment: 2015-08-18_223403_3_silver_pot_p.zip

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi~
Thank you for the images.
The mark 95 stands for this being made of pewter.
The owl mark is for the Italian maker, Marinoni.
Marinoni has been creating pewter table objects for just over 30 years now.
This is a 21st century drinks tumbler based on a 17th century goblet design.
Here is a link for you to the retail catalog entry for this on the Marinoni website, where it sells for 36 Euro:
http://www.peltro.com/bicchiere-in-peltro-con-greca-cm-6.html
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Many thanks Nora. Now I know it is not valuable I will continue to use it as a holder for nail scissors, file, tweezers and the like.

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