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I have something from my grand parents that I can't find anywhere online for appraisal...it is sterling from probably the 19th century..

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My grand parents were from the middle east around Turkey..they lived in the commemorate times there

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Thanks.

I'll respond as soon as they get to me. This way does take longer because they are forwarded by a third party and the time it takes is out of my control.

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago

You have a collection of Turkish/Ottoman/filigree silver. The spoons are demitasse spoons using old coins (one is dated 1916 that I can see), probably made after the Ataturk government superseded the Ottoman sultanate, so a rough guess would be the 1920s. The demitasse spoons and the sugar tongs usually came is a silk lined box as a set of 12 and two sets of tongs and smaller sets I've seen are 6 spoons and one pair of tongs in a case. The set you have consisting of 10 demitasse spoons and two pairs of tongs are valued at $125 retail.

The other pieces in the collection are a bit older-circa 1880-1900 being a Turkish silver filigree tea tray valued at $230, six (6) seafood forks valued at $45 for the set, two (2) silver filigree baskets valued at $80 each, and two Bedouin silver ankle bracelets valued at $50 each.

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