Stored away for many years. The hinge on the pitcher cover works great. The handle is marked, I believe reads "made in Italy" and has some other writings- see close up photos.We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. The item "Silverplate gilt Metal crystal cut glass ewer Pitcher Vintage Italy marked old" is in sale since Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Vases". The seller is "svradg" and is located in San Jose, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.