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Stainless Steel or Sterling Silver....

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:57 am
by pothead
.... or neither?

Sorry, really no idea what this Danish Bowl is. It is marked
??SSDENMARK to the base. It has a nice chased foot, which looks like it may have had some gilding on it at some time. It looks like silver, but I don't think it's soft enough, so maybe it's plate?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:17 am
by dognose

Welcome to the Forum.

Danish hallmarks were unfortunately retired in 1977 and silver products from that date are often marked '925S'


A clearer photo of the mark may help.

The possibility of stainless steel can be eliminated by checking with a magnet.


Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:12 am
by pothead
Many thanks for your warm welcome Trev.

I didn't think I'd be able to get better pics, but there's a macro feature on my camera I've just found. Bit better eh?

Could that possibly be a '5' of 925? then SS for Sterling Silver?

There's also a partial line of text below which I hadn't noticed before.

I look forward to hearing from the experts.


Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:35 pm
by 2209patrick

I wonder if that's a Jprgen Th. Steffensen mark?
Check here:


Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:55 pm
by pothead
Wow. I think you've cracked it! Impressive to say the least.

Thank you very much