Bottoms are marked "Sterling S1490 15 pwt's" and the rims are also marked "sterling". These are heavy, tall, sparkling cut glass beauties. They do fluoresce in 365 uv light as American glass in the 1800's to early 1900's did. Condition: This cut glass is over 100 years old.All of the handles and metal fittings are sturdy condition and well attached. This is an Open set, there were never any lids. The glass is good and the silver has minor tarnish that would wipe right off.
The sugar bowl has the slightest dent in the side of the base that is not noticeable or causes an issue. Therefore it will be treated as such. I pack to survive, but if they break it I will need pictures to file the claim online.
However, shippers do not just honor claims online anymore with the photo's only- now they tend to ask for an inspection of the item.