"Wow!! Thank you all to the comments. It is my assumption you place the item over a cup and pour heated water over ground tea or coffee then press. I am not seeing any markings of .925. The only marking on the cup is at the bottom of the handle (Pic…"
"Yummm, Vietnamese brewed coffee! Love Vietnamese food, I've encounter this little contraption often in Vietnamese restaurans, in fact I own several. If you order coffee the waiter will bring the device to your table all set up ready for you to…"
"Sarah, How does the mechanism work? If you put water in the top part, does it immediately seep down into the bottom part? What does the plunger do? As I look at it, it would appear that any liquid put in the top part would…"
"good morning, I think I can help you with this. I believe that this is actually a personal tea steeper. You would use tea leaves, pour hot water in it and put the lid on. When you felt that the tea had steeped long enough to be the proper strength…"
"Tom, yes, I used the wrong word when I said "boil"; I should have said "heated". I used percolators for years and they always had a thin hollow rod that ran up through the center of the pot and through which the heated…"
"Sorry Betty, I thought you would know what I meant by "percolator style", especially since you describe how it works (in your mind).
But obviously you don't know how it works. It HEATS the water, it does not "BOIL" it…"
"I am not sure what you mean by "percolator style", Tom, but percolators use heat to boil the water and force it through the basket. I can't imagine anyone putting a sterling silver pot on the stove. "
"The perforated basket indicates it is for coffee, not tea. This would be a percolator style. Unknown what you mean by "plunger". You would also need a round paper filter to prevent grounds from getting into the coffee."