Dominick and Haff weighted basket

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Dominick and Haff weighted basket

Postby kozy845 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:43 pm

I have a Dominick and Haff basket. It's marked "Sterling". When it came I saw that the base was not open and that it was weighted inside. It is not marked weighted or reinforced. I find it hard to believe that the weight inside is made of silver. Has anyone seen a reputable company like D & H do this?

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Postby admin » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:44 am

What is disreputable about weighting a piece for stability?
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Postby salmoned » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:37 pm

What may be disreputable is if an internet seller provided the weight, but not information that the item is weighted.

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Postby admin » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:22 pm

The question was about the actions of a manufacturer, what an internet seller may or may not have done is way out of the realm of this forum.
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Postby byron mac donald » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:44 pm

Hello-

I think it should be marked as weighted also. It seems to me that I have seen a post here on this forum awhile back, about a charger that was re-weighed every time it was engraved, hence it's large number of weight marks. Perhaps this was done because it started out with a stated weight, I simply do not remember. I also do not know what the law's on selling silver items are; but being a precious metal, it would just seem to follow that selling silver without stating that it has been weighted, even though it is for stability is deceptive at the least. Disreputable? I am not sure, this would depend on if it was done as standard practice, or just an oversight by the manufacturer.

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Re: Dominick and Haff weighted basket

Postby maxbernat » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:56 pm

Hello all,

Very interesting question. I have a 1950s cedar-lined Poole cigarette box. It is marked Sterling by Poole 82A on the bottom. No other marks. I have seen the same box, with the same model number, but with a "weighted" stamp just below the model number. My box weighs 617 grams, pretty hefty. Can I assume that it is all sterling (and cedar)? Thanks. Kent

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Re: Dominick and Haff weighted basket

Postby maxbernat » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:59 am

Here's the poole pic I referenced. [url]Image[/url]

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Re: Dominick and Haff weighted basket

Postby lion925 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:02 am

maxbernat wrote:I have a 1950s cedar-lined Poole cigarette box. It is marked Sterling by Poole 82A on the bottom. No other marks. I have seen the same box, with the same model number, but with a "weighted" stamp just below the model number. My box weighs 617 grams, pretty hefty. Can I assume that it is all sterling (and cedar)? Thanks. Kent


I have taken apart and re-lined many cigarette boxes. I've found that some of them are have a sheet of lead or sometimes steel under the cedar bottom of the box, between the wood and the base. I've never seen a "weighted" mark on a box, though.
-Leo

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Re: Dominick and Haff weighted basket

Postby jerseygirl153 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:48 pm

I have a candy compote by Dominick & Haff and it specifies on the bottom that it is weighted with cement.


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