BEAUTIFUL SET 6 CORDIAL CUPS VINTAGE ESTATE ABALONE ALPACA SILVER MEXICO ON TRAY
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SET FROM AN ESTATE SALE...THEY HAD SO MUCH STUFF IT WAS OVERWHELMING...BUT FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL SET OF 6 CORDIAL CUPS SHOT GLASSES THAT ARE ALPACA SILVER AND ABALONE....SEE MORE ABOUT ALPACA SILVER BELOW....ALL SURFACES ARE COVERED WITH THE ABALONE BUT THERE ARE A FEW MINOR CRACKS IN A COUPLE PLACES....SEE PHOTOS..I TOOK 2 SIDES OF EACH CUP SO LOOK AT PHOTOS CAREFULLY...
CUPS MEASURE ABOUT 3" TALL AND 2" WIDE
TRAY IS 8.75" LONG AND 5.5" WIDE...
Alpaca silver is a common name for a metal alloy, a combination of metals, of copper, nickel and occasionally other metals such as zinc, tin, lead or cadmium. The alloy also can be called nickel silver, German silver, new silver and paktong. It is used in a variety of manufactured commercial products, as well as in technical industries.
Alpaca silver was first used in China as a substitute for sterling silver. It made its way into Europe through traded goods, where it was marketed under the name of paktong or white copper. In the 18th century, several German companies adopted the use of a similar alloy, and in 1823 a competition was held to discover which alloy was the best silver imitation. Berndorf, a German manufacturer, sold their nickel silver products under the name Alpaca silver, and the term became commonly used throughout Europe. In 1840, a process called electroplating was developed, allowing a fine metal coating to be plated onto metal and non-metal object, which opened many new markets for nickel silver-plated goods.
For many years, this silver was a component in several European coins, including the Portuguese escudo and the German mark. With the shift in currency to the Euro, these coins are now effectively out of circulation. A form of the alloy is also used in the U.S. nickel, although the composition of 75% copper and 25% nickel is called copper-nickel in America.
In some forms of composition, Alpaca silver is found in industrial and technical machinery. The alloy can be found in various components for boats, and is useful in plumbing, due to its corrosion-resistant composition. It is also used in heating coils, as the metal combination is highly resistant to electricity.
In commercial products, this silver is frequently found in musical instruments. A nickel silver saxophone is considered to have an exceptionally powerful sound, and many popular manufacturers carry at least one model. Because nickel silver needs no lacquering, it is the most common material used for the keys on woodwinds. Oboes, clarinets and bassoons are all likely to have silver components.
Because of its visual similarity to sterling silver, Alpaca silver is frequently used in jewelery as a less expensive alternative to true silver. Its stainless finish makes the jewelery easy to clean, requiring only lemon juice or a mild soap to remove any marks or tarnishing. Alpaca silver is popular with South American jewelry companies and is used to create beautiful, traditional and modern pieces.
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Shipping & Handling
WE JUST WANTED TO ADD A SMALL NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IN EACH ORDER WE PACK UP WE SEND YOU SAMPLES OF OUR BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS (SOAP, BATH SALTS, LOTION, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER ETC)…ALSO WE SEND A CARD WITH THE LIST OF ITEMS WE CARRY AND A BUTTON…IF YOU PURCHASE ONE OF OUR COLLECTIBLES (IE FEATURING A BAND OR MOVIE STAR ETC, WE TRY TO INCLUDE A BUTTON OR MAGNET OR STICKER (SOMETIMES ONE OF EACH)…OUR BUTTONS RETAIL FOR $1.95, MAGNETS RETAIL FOR $2.50, AND STICKERS RETAIL FOR $1 EACH)…JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IS ONE OF OUR THINGS WE DO FOR YOU TO GIVE YOU LITTLE EXTRAS AND BONUSES…YOU CAN ALWAYS BUY MORE FROM US IF YOU ENJOY THE SAMPLES…THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATRONAGE…
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YOU CAN SEE OUR STORE LISTINGS BY CLICKING ON THE VENDIO ICON ABOVE THIS SECTION THE 'V' SAYS "SEE ALL OUR ITEMS" OR UNDER THE MARQUEE PHOTOS TRAILER THERE IS A 'SEE ALL OUR ITEMS' SENTENCE..CLICK THERE TO SEE MORE.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS IN GENERAL HOWEVER IN AN EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCE, WE MAY ADJUST THIS POLICY. BUYER PAYS RETURN SHIPPING AND WE DO NOT REFUND SHIPPING AT ANYTIME WE WILL BE GRANTING YOU REFUND FOR YOUR PURCHASE PRICE ONLY.
THE USPS POST OFFICE HAS CHANGED SOME OF THE RULES ON SHIPPING PRIORITY INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL...AS A RESULT IT IS NOW MORE EXPENSIVE TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY SO WE HAVE HAD TO RAISE THOSE PRICES ACCORDINGLY..
RE: OUR PRODUCTS
WE HANDMAKE ALL OF OUR JEWELRY BY LOVE LAMARR AND STARR WILDE...WE ALWAYS MARK 'NEW' ON OUR CUSTOM MADE ORNAMENTS,JEWELRY, LIP BALMS ETC ARE HANDMADE..BECAUSE WE ARE RECYCLING THINGS AND THUS THEY ARE 'NEW' CREATIONS...THEY ARE MOST LIKELY NOT GOING TO LOOK NEW SINCE THE POINT IS TO MAKE THEM LOOK USED AND WORN OUT....WE ARE NOT CHINA MADE MASS PRODUCED ITEMS...WE ARE MAKING 1 OF WHATEVER ITEM YOU ARE LOOKING AT...WE ARE HUMAN AND THERE OCCASIONALLY MINOR IMPERFECTIONS IN THEM WHICH WE BELIEVE ADDS TO THE HANDMADE CHARM OF THE CUSTOM PIECE...THESE ARE MADE WITH ROUGHED UP SURFACE...THEY ARE MEANT TO LOOK AS IF THEY HAVE BEEN KNOCKED AROUND AND USED FOR A LONG TIME MAYBE TOUCHED UP IN BETWEEN BATTLES AND ADDED MISCELLANEOUS MEMENTOS, NOT BRAND NEW LIKE YOU JUST BOUGHT THEM OFF A SHELF…IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU…IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PERFECTION OF MASS PRODUCED CHEAP GARBAGE, THEN HANDMADE IS NOT FOR YOU AND PLEASE DO US BOTH A FAVOR AND NOT BID ON OUR HANDMADE OR USED ITEMS SINCE THEY WILL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU...
RE: USED ITEMS
WE ARE A RESALE STORE. WE DO OUR BEST TO DESCRIBE ANY FLAWS WE NOTE AS WE MEASURE PRICE PHOTOGRAPH THE ITEMS...SOMETIMES MINOR THINGS ARE OVERLOOKED AS THEY ARE MINOR. SOME PARTICULARLY PICKY PEOPLE SHOULD PROBABLY LOOK IN **NEW** ITEMS AS ***USED*** IS NEVER GOING TO BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM.