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I have what I believe to be a iv silver vinaigrette. Inside

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Hi I have what I believe to be a George iv silver vinaigrette. Inside there is an enscription that says Sir George Kinlock of Kinloch. I have looked him up and he was a politician who died in 1833. I wondered if it could be worth something given it appears to have belonged to him

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I haven't cleaned it but it is in great condition.

Hello,

Thank you for the images, however I would need to see more clear, in-focus close up images in oder to properly assess this for you.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Are these any better

Hello,

They would please need to be more in focus and more close up.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
sorry I cant focus it any better

These work, thank you - please allow me some time to write your assessment.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks

Hi,

Thank you for your patience.

Your sterling silver vinaigrette was produced in Edinburgh, Scotland by ***** ***** in 1819.

The inscription with prior owner's name would help sale-ability in this case. It is provenance, or history of prior ownership. However it will not add tremendously to the overall sale value.

Your antique Georgian sterling vinaigrette could sell for 500GBP - 940GBP on today's market.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks Nora. Should I clean it or leave it as it is

Hi,

You are very welcome, my pleasure to be of help to you here.

With sterling silver it is perfectly acceptable and preferred to polish the silver.

(as a side note, do not polish or clean the surface of bronze).

It is best to use a polishing cloth instead of a cream. They can easily be purchased as big box stores - or if you take it to a local jeweler, they may polish it up at no charge for you.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

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