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iconnumber posted 03-04-2005 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for laurastone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Don't know anything about silver but I recently bought this beaker as a christening present because I thought it was pretty.

Does anyone recognize the mark?

Also would I be stupid to get it engraved on the bottom or the inside?

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iconnumber posted 03-04-2005 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Handsome beaker and a great present, I will let the mark experts tell you about it. My opinion is yes on the engraving... If it is silver and you can spring for good hand engraving ($2-4/letter, hand is much more atractive and will last as long as the cup). And yes, if it is silver plated, and go with machine engraving (machine will disturb the plated suface in a much less agresive way).

Personally I like to have the kids first name or initials front and center where he can grow up with them. Then as much information underneath (as one can afford) that will tell his great grands who s/he was and how much you loved her/him and when the birthday was etc.

I'm sure others here will have valid different opinions I'd like to hear.
Your idea is a good one and it is an affordable way to give a great present. This one looks in good shape but if one found a dented one and knew a silversmith buy it cheap and have the dents removed. Make sure there are no holes in it or the repair will cost more than the cup!

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iconnumber posted 03-05-2005 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for laurastone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your help on engraving - I think I will get it done. My own christening mug is engraved with my name and the name of someone from my mum's family and I think I like it better like that

There's another small mark on the back - looks like this:

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iconnumber posted 03-05-2005 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The engraver you choose will have samples of their work and will also be able to make suggestions as to what is appropriate. The engraving will last forever and just take your time is choosing what you want to say.

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