What is it?

walkabout1935July 17, 2011

It is 2 inches high-has the letters C S on one side, and on the bottom B.WALLACE 01 SILVERSOLDERED on the bottom.

Thanks for your help.

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lindac

Well, it could be a shot glass; perhaps a gift to a groomsman. Or it could be a holder for an individual epergne....
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 3:47PM
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Mikk

Are you sure that B. isn't actually an R.?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 5:21PM
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walkabout1935

Thought it might be a creamer as used in resturanrts in the past. It is quite hevay, perhaps silver?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 5:24PM
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cyn427

If it were sterling silver, it would not be heavy.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 6:09PM
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lindac

CYN....wondering where you got your information about sterling silver not being heavy?
Silver is heavier than iron or steel, heavier than copper, heavier than bronze of brass....
It might be railroad or restaurant ware....but I don't see a pour spout....
However I remember those little tiny milk bottles that were filled with cream years ago.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 6:49PM
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jemdandy

Would the insignia, CS, be connected with the Confederate Army, Civil War?

A measuring cup for rum? Rum was used to disinfect drinking water.

Measuring cup for gunpowder?

Silver solder was used to put together pieces of silver, silver alloy, brass and bronze (copper based alloys). It can be used to join pieces of steel.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 8:38PM
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justlinda

Could it be a monogrammed toothpick holder?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 9:37PM
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walkabout1935

It is an R not a B; and it dose have a pour spout.
Thank for all the info.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 10:19PM
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lindac

Then It's a creamer from a hotel or rail road....
The CS probably tells the rail line or the hotel.
Teh words "silver solder" also indicates a particularly long wearing silver plate often used in hotel silver.
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:50AM
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Mikk

Walkabout - I thought it might be :-) You might take a gander for "Robert Wallace Silversmith" around the internet for more information.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 11:06AM
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jemdandy

I think the CS insignia on this object refers to "Confederate States" marking this as a Civil War (1861-1865) era object.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 3:18AM
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kterlep

could also be from a ship as well.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 7:42AM
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