Japanese Sterling?

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hpidaves
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Japanese Sterling?

Postby hpidaves » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:07 pm

The soup spoon has a mark that appears to be Japanese, but I'm not sure. It has the feel of coin silver -- thin and light weight.

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zhaosu
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Re: Japanese Sterling?

Postby zhaosu » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:28 am

Definitely Chinese!

The firm's name is "林萬花”(Lin Wan Hua), "Lin" (林) was probably the surname of the founder, and "Wan Hua" (萬花) is the shop's name given by them which means "ten thousands of flowers". In poor taste I have to say. :)

The two small characters on the top of this maker's mark should be the town name (should read from right to left), but it's too small for me to recognise. 溫州? 西川?

hpidaves
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Re: Japanese Sterling?

Postby hpidaves » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:48 pm

Thank you so much! Can you tell the silver content? Plated? Solid?

Thank you!


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