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iconnumber posted 02-07-2016 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Above are two Kirk goblets from a set we found in Atlanta last month. They had been stripped of tarnish by a harsh method of some kind that left a residue on them. The top one has just been polished by me to remove this residue, but (as I hope this picture shows) the silver is so clean that it lacks the definition created by tarnish in the recesses. The bottom picture shows another of the goblets that I had to send to a silversmith for repairs of a pinhole. He also cleaned the goblet and “antiqued” it somehow by restoring the dark recesses. It makes all the difference and I will have him restore the rest of the goblets next month.

These goblets are marked Sterling Kirk and Son Inc., with the number 402F and the word “Decorated”. I think this mark was used between 1925 and 1932. I am not sure why the word decorated was used, unless they were also sold plain.

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iconnumber posted 02-08-2016 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone probably used tarn-x on them. frown
When I get a piece like that, I use Wright's silver cream with a toothbrush. I know this makes everything shine, but it removes the white residue.

Then just let the natural tarnish process begin and polish regular after that. It'll return to the normal look in time.

Nice goblets! smile

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iconnumber posted 02-08-2016 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are right about the tarnish filling in with time, but as I have gotten older I find myself buying much larger plants for our garden. I may well have these goblets professionally aged.

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iconnumber posted 02-08-2016 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep it in the kitchen for a few weeks and cook a lot of onions?

Or yes, just get it restored.

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