is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

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is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby donnyensley » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:03 pm

this bowl is marked with the lion passant and crown. I am not sure what the one on the right is?? also is the Whitney jewelry co. a legitimate one? just trying to know what it all means?

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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:07 pm

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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby donnyensley » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:44 pm

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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:49 pm

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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby donnyensley » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:18 pm

donnyensley wrote:this bowl is marked with the lion passant and crown. I am not sure what the one on the right is?? also is the Whitney jewelry co. a legitimate one? just trying to know what it all means?
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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby donnyensley » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:24 pm

donnyensley wrote:
donnyensley wrote:this bowl is marked with the lion passant and crown. I am not sure what the one on the right is?? also is the Whitney jewelry co. a legitimate one? just trying to know what it all means?
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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby donnyensley » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:29 pm

sorry it took me a little bit to get the forum posting dialed in. But I think I got it now. can I delete the first couple of postings I did but keep my latest.?

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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:58 pm

It's best left, such information helps others.

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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby AG2012 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:54 am

Hi,
It`s American, made by E. & J. BASS - New York, NY (1890 - 1930).
Take a look here for exactly the same set of marks:
http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_B.html
Whitney jewelry co. was the retailer.
``Sheffield`` denotes the method of manufacture and marks vaguely resemble Brittish marks for Sheffield, but they are NOT Brittish silver marks.
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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby donnyensley » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:02 am

so what your saying is this means it's just plated or something

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Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Postby Waylander » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:33 am

Yes, that is correct - your piece would be silverplate, not sterling silver. Bass were well known silverplate makers. In the US, if a piece was "Sterling" it was usually marked as such (to provide comfort to the purchaser etc). Also, the marks are wrong for British sterling silver - for one, the "lion passant" isn't in a cartouche.

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