This is an old piece, very aesthetic, and once owned by Phil Scalisi (a prominent New England collector), who got it out of one of the old collections he got into over the years. It was then in the Sal Avella silver collection. The piece has a subtlety and style to it, which sets it apart from others. It is also very robust and solid, not as fragile or "bendy" as it might seem from the photos. This is not gracile and wobbly in the wind! It is, in fact, thicker than most such Saxon silvers in this size range. This specimen could be nicknamed the "question mark" for obvious reasons, as it was around the office here. An old classic, from one of the great mines, and at a price that doesn't break the bank because Sal sold reasonably.