A pair of Antique Sterling Silver and cut glass specimen vases. They measure approximately 135 mm (just over 5") high, 60 mm (2 3/8") across the top and the "hole" is around 28mm (1") wide. There are a few minor bruises to the silver, which I've tried my very best to show in the photographs. The bases have some scratches on which is normal and there are a couple of small chips to the glass, the worst of which is shown in picture 2. They are both hall marked Sterling silver, Chester, 1903. Before you ask, yes the hall marks are upside down, and yes they are correct. Assay offices will always hallmark in the easiest way they can unless you request something different. This is exactly what they've done.
All vintage items have been used and loved before they find their next owner, so they should always be used with a little more care than a brand new piece. Some minor scratches are normal. All vintage pieces I sell have been thoroughly cleaned and lightly polished when required. If repairs are needed before it's offered for sale, they are completed sympathetically. Thank you for looking and please have a look around the other items in my shop.