silver overlay glass?

bungalow975March 7, 2012

I saw this trinket dish(?) at an auction a number of years ago, and loved it at first sight. It is tiny--just over 3 inches square and an inch high--and very pretty. The glass has an almost velvety feel to it. The color is iridescent rosy amethyst at the top, shading to almost clear on the bottom. It has a polished pontil (with a tiny nick in it) and no maker's mark. I do not know if the overlay is actually silver or something else. Under magnification, there is what appears to be a very tiny "88" stamped on one of the flower petals. I think it resembles some Czech glass, but would like to know more about it.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have been seeing this stuff lately at shows and watching on ebay and some of it is called Alvin silver overlay but not sure yours is that name.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 5:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Are you sure that it's stamped 88 & not 84? I know less than nothing about overlay but 84 was a silver purity mark sometimes seen on Russian articles.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 8:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Not Alvin silver overlay.
How are the flowers put on? Painted? Glazed?
I really have no idea what it the overlay silver.....or just sort of silvery?
Does it tarnish?
Linda C

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 9:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The flowers are definitely some kind of overlay, and are actually attached to the metal rim. It looks like silver, and is lightly tarnished. I will try to get a better look at what appears to be stamped numbers on the metal.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 10:16PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Antique/Retro Fridge Loud Vibration noise
My retro 1946 Frigidaire fridge started making very...
Tina Jansen
not a 3 headed dragon candelabra
We have had this brass candelabra for over 30 years,...
Home Design Show in NYC
click to win tickets
Are garage sales a thing of the past?
Years ago when my mom and I had garage sales, our yard...
Rosenthal China Pattern?
I stumbled upon this fine china bowl by Rosenthal,...
Sponsored Products
Magical Milk Glass Lamp
Uttermost 09520 Farista Antique Silver Mirror
Littman Bros Lighting
Silver Globe
$39.99 | zulily
Unicorn Eclipse Pro Bristle Dart Board - D1179403
$51.95 | Hayneedle
Sustainable Shell Naturals Chain Pendant by Varaluz
$329.00 | Lumens
Braid Antique Silver 40-Inch Steel Frame Curtain Rod Valance
$99.95 | Bellacor
Safavieh Tibetan 100 TB948A 8' x 10' Silver Rug
London City Gates Wall Art
$259.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™