An uncommon Nautical Arts Silver Finish Brass (?) Anchor, with Italian quality in design. The decorative Anchor's rustic appeal is a standalone addition to placement and makes a good choice in setting one’s rings or other jewelry, even as a paper weight.
Suspects mid 1900s, Stamped on the bottom base is “Made Italy.” The base too has 2 (slot head) set screws retaining it to the anchor. It is unknown what the metal composition is, though a silver plate is apparent and has non-magnetic properties including screws.
To note, from what I’ve read the “Made in Italy” mark is less understood than that of items sold, say from Japan and labeled “Made in Japan.” Before the mid-1900s if any Italian made item was addressed by use of naming it by Country, it would be just “Italy,” followed with some other method of numerical markings. “Made Italy” might then follow somewhere in the 1940’s to 1960’s, before finally resting upon just stating it as made in Italy.
Product Quantity: Only 1 Item in Stock.
Condition: Very Good, an antique or vintage item with age and surface wear or oxidation. This has been given a coating of a museum sold grade wax, similar to Renaissance Wax and wiped, but not polished. It ensures integrity and stability to current aging prior to sale. It is unknown how it would look should it be polished and not advised.
Country of Mfg: Italy
Size: approx. H: 6.75” x L: 6.75” x Depth: 2.5”
Weight: 10.0 oz | ~ Ship (1.3lbs)
- Ship weight for this sale is an approximation till revised at time of purchase. For which a total ‘of all items’ and their weights being shipped will be known, should this be required.
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…adds, I know little of this item’s history and I’m making conjectures here, as I always will attempt to discuss what I see.