Silver incense burner!Enamel and filigree-origin and how to clean

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dani
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Silver incense burner!Enamel and filigree-origin and how to clean

Postby dani » Mon May 25, 2020 7:31 am

I got this superb incense burner.It.s hallmarked only silver,could be from China?Some opinions about period?I want to clean it but i don.t want to use abrasive materials or silver dip solutions.Could you give me some ideas?Only if you test it.Thank you very much!
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Re: Silver incense burner!Enamel and filigree-origin and how to clean

Postby AG2012 » Mon May 25, 2020 11:12 am

Hi,
Baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate) or even better Sodium carbonate solution in plastic container;place aluminium foil in the solution and silver over it.
Leave overnight.Foil will tarnish,silver will be cleaner but do not expect miracles;wash it with soap and repeat the process.Anyway, filigree looks better with patina. Harmless both for silver and enamel.
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