Mappin & Webb silverplate ot solid silver?

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RedMask
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Mappin & Webb silverplate ot solid silver?

Postby RedMask » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:58 pm

Hello forum!

The owner of this forks tells me that is it solid silver with 999% purity.
I tel him that is just silverplate, but he does not believe me...

So, what is your opinion about this set?
Thanks.

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dognose
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Re: Mappin & Webb silverplate ot solid silver?

Postby dognose » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:00 pm

Hi RedMask,

You are of course correct, they are silver-plated. Had they have been silver, they would bear official English hallmarks.

Trev.

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Re: Mappin & Webb silverplate ot solid silver?

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:21 am

Hi,
In regard of date letters, look here.
viewtopic.php?t=24149
British Silverplate Dating Systems - Mappin & Webb
Your example with upper case `T` has been added to the collection.

999% purity forks have never been made. Pure silver is very soft and therefore alloyed with harder metals.
Best wishes

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Re: Mappin & Webb silverplate ot solid silver?

Postby RedMask » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:17 pm

Dognose, AG2012б.
Thanks a lot!


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