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rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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What does a script R 800 on a silver sugar caster mean? I

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What does a script R 800 on a silver sugar caster mean?
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: I know the 800 is the silver value
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: It has raised roses, bows and other designs on it
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 3 months ago.

Hello,
My name isCustomerand I would love to help. There were no photo of the piece that came with your original inquiry.
Please use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures of the mark on the bottom and of the caster.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Great I do not know how to do that so they should have told me that before I gave you my credit card!
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Now you want me to pay even more money to call.
Expert:  rarewares replied 3 months ago.

I do not offer the phone service. I will answer without photos.

The mark of 800 on a caster means that it is made of 800 purity silver

and is not sterling silver which is 925 purity. These casters of 800 purity

were common for Italy and Germany from 1890 to 1910. This caster has a value of

$200 retail. To finish, I will need you to click the five stars at the top of your screen and hit the green submit button, thanks!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I sent file
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I was able to figure out how to send picture
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hello?
Expert:  rarewares replied 3 months ago.

Please also add one photo of the caster ( I got the one of the mark).

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hope this is good
Expert:  rarewares replied 3 months ago.

It was a white box with nothing there.

Expert:  rarewares replied 3 months ago.

The mark of 800 on a caster means that it is made of 800 purity silver

and is not sterling silver which is 925 purity. These casters of 800 purity

were common for Italy and Germany from 1890 to 1910. This caster has a value of

$200 retail. To finish, I will need you to click the five stars at the top of your screen and hit the green submit button, thanks!