Silver or Silverplate(strange hallmarks)

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louis2000
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Silver or Silverplate(strange hallmarks)

Postby louis2000 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:44 pm

hello

Anyone kows this hallmark? http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... rksbh6.jpg

Thank you

byron mac donald
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Postby byron mac donald » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:05 am

Hi Louis-

The mark looks sort of Japanese to me (just my opinion) can you post a picture of the item and any other hallmarks?

Byron

louis2000
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Postby louis2000 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:15 am

Hello

there are no more hallmarks. Item is a box

http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxvq2.jpg

thank you

byron mac donald
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Postby byron mac donald » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:26 am

Hello again Louis-

The box is lovely, is it plated and how big is it? I am just wondering what it might have been used for, since this information might prompt someone here to know when it was made. When posting, it is always a good idea to offer as much information as possible so members will have an easier time responding with pertinent answers.

Best wishes- Byron

louis2000
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Postby louis2000 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:52 am

hello. I do not have much information abot this box. I have been told it is silver (but obviously hallmarks are not of sterling silver). I do not if is silverplate. It measures aprox 8 x 7 x 5 cm. Internally there is not silk covering. This is all the information I have and would be very grateful if I could know something about these curious hallmarks. Thanks ;)

admin
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Postby admin » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:59 am

Hi Louis,
It is Japanese, I've seen a few of these marked Japan or Nippon, all were silverplate over a base metal alloy similar to pewter. I believe they date to the 1st half 20th century.
Regards, Tom

ps. the word Hallmark should not be used for marks on silverplate.

louis2000
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Postby louis2000 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:15 am

Admin: Thanks for your very valuable information. All the Best :)


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