Thanks for passing that message along.
First of all, I have no interest whatsoever in spreading “blatant” or any sort of misinformation, nor do I believe that I have done so. Also, being a quiet guy, I do not wish to engage anyone in a shouting match. But I do have an interest in sincere investigation, and I don’t mind a bit of give and take in order to arrive at the truth of any matter.
Let me reiterate: I tested the piece myself (admittedly using old silver testing acid) and got a positive silver reaction. The following day I took the piece to my jeweler, who tested it and told me exactly what I have written previously.
I have nothing I’m trying to prove or disprove here. After reading the previous remarks on this thread which caused me to doubt what I had just purchased, my main interest was simply to make sure that it was indeed made of silver. If it was not, I could have returned it to the seller with no penalty. Needless to say, I did not return the plate.
If someone wants to doubt my word regarding the testing that I personally did, and that which I had done by a pro, go ahead and doubt; I had it tested for my
peace of mind, not someone else’s. At this point, the kanji can say “pure butterscotch” for all I care. The plate is made of silver.
True, I don’t read Japanese or Chinese, but it does not take a genius to see that the mark on my piece is unlike BOTH the typical kanji marks for “pure silver” and for “pure tin.” I do not have an explanation for that.
And, “settling a score” - for what? I’m only interested in learning.
Moderators, please do as you see fit.
That's about it.