PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

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PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby MP1 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:33 am

Hi,

I have this lovely letter opener which I am pretty sure is silver-plate, although I am not sure which country it is from and a little flakey on date.

I would guess c1910 and either from France or Germany. I have no idea about the maker either. If you guys could lend some assistance that would be great.

Many thanks

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Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby MP1 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:41 am

This has been posted for over 2 weeks with no reply. I appreciate you guys must be busy but is this mark so obscure nobody can help??

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Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby dognose » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:04 am

Please be aware that the members of this forum share their knowledge voluntarily and for free. It is entirely up to them if they choose to answer any questions, or not.

If for whatever reason you require the answer as a matter of urgency, perhaps you may consider a paid appraiser?

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Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby MP1 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:39 pm

Hi Trev,

Apologies for my comments, on reflection I do come across as impatient. I simply thought my request for help had been overlooked. Your site has been very helpful to me on many ocassions. Although I have never used the forum before so I wasn't sure how things actually work. Thank you for your acknowledgement. I am in no rush and I have noted your comments. I will keep them in mind when making future posts. Any help identify the particulars of this object would be greatly appreciated.

Max

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Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby Silvermind » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:08 am

I thought the mark on the left looked like a squirrel so I googled "squirrel silver mark" and clicked a link for an inquiry from this forum itself. Someone suggested the squirrel mark on that specific piece(images wouldn't load so I wasn't able to compare it with yours) maybe "S.J. Levy & Company, Birmingham, England".

Upon further googling "S.J. Levy & Company" I came across a website which showed the squirrel mark for that company and it looks similar but not exactly like yours. They did silver plated tableware and cigarette cases. My guess is that a squirrel mark that similar may have some connection to this company but may be part of a image or brand update.

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Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby Silvermind » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:12 am

Now that I think about it squirrel marks might be more common than I realize since the hair of squirrels in pretty much silverish. I am totally new to this field but hope I can help.

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Re: Petty sure this is silverplate but age and country

Postby paulh » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:36 pm

Here is the same mark. It is on a mustard spoon. It is not silver plated, which might suggest that the blade on the knife above is silver with a plated handle.

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Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby robert12 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:59 am

I have a heavy serving spoon with "zilfa pleet" and 90 which I take to be the thickness of the silver applied.
If you type in "zilfa pleet 90" on Google you will find some images with your same animal among them.
I am no expert on Dutch silver plate but these marks seem to point in that direction.

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Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

Postby oel » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:47 am

From 1930 Voorschoten Zilverfabrieken, made silver plated utensils and cutlery under the name Zilfa pleet (silver plate).
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Indeed a Google search will reveal more.
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