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I just bought a house found a bag full of (i think) silver…

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I just bought a house found a bag full of (i think) silver dishes that has a Spiderweb mark with a "W" about 5 different things

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They look like "sugar" holders? Handles on both ends, some look like a server/pourer, also found boxes of stuff labeled crystal - full of glass items - how do I know if it's crystal

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On the silver things - the number 668 is engraved on the bottom

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 4 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 4 months ago

Please send a picture of your silver things. Use the ADD FILES link.

I cannot value your crystal items in this one single question but I can tell you how to tell the difference between glass and crystal.

Here are some quick tips on how to distinguish classic crystal from plain glass:

Hold up a glass to the light. If the glass acts as a prism and you see a rainbow you are holding crystal. If not, it is just plain glass.
When struck, crystal produces a musical ring. Glass does not.
If you wet your finger and run it around the rim of a crystal glass it will also produce a musical tone.
Crystal can be worked thinner than glass, so if the rim of a piece is exceptionally thin it's probably crystal.
If you compare two glasses of the same size, the crystal glass will be heavier.
Glass typically has sharp cuts, while crystal will have clean, rounded cuts.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 4 months ago

I am familiar with the W mark you describe but I cannot value the items without knowing what they are.

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