I have recently purchased a pair of candlesticks from the States, sold as sterling silver, made by George Hunter I in 1752, London. Before shipping, I have asked the seller to take some photos of the item. I am still awaiting delivery, however, upon closer inspection of the images, I have doubts about the hallmarks.
I know that fake silver, especially those with British hallmarks, are relatively rare, but the marks are just odd - or is it just me? Also, the colour of the candlesticks and the corrosion doesn't seem like tarnish. Could it be that it is nickel-silver, with fake British hallmarks?
Let me know your thoughts.