2018-01-11 / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Someone recently brought in what they thought was a sterling silver ashtray. However, what they had was a wine taster. Even the script “Vivat Bacchus” on the handle wasn’t enough of a clue. Hallmarked, silver on brass, wine tasters are collectible and this simple example is valued at $200.

–Federico Santi, partner, Drawing Room Antiques, 401-841-5060.

Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Rico Santi at: drawrm@hotmail.com or 152 Spring St., Newport.

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