Please help with the marks for this teapot

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C.J.
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Please help with the marks for this teapot

Postby C.J. » Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:09 pm

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Please help to identify this marks for this unusual (at least for me) gilded teapot.

Thank you!

AG2012
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Re: Please help with the marks for this teapot

Postby AG2012 » Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:59 pm

Hi,
Those are pseudo British marks. Most probably on silver plate.
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C.J.
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Re: Please help with the marks for this teapot

Postby C.J. » Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:01 pm

Hi
Thanks for your answer. Can you provide, please any reference regarding this kind of pseudo British marks you mentioned?
The teapot was tested as solid silver, not silver plated.

Thank you!

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Re: Please help with the marks for this teapot

Postby amena » Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:00 am

Who was it tested by?

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Re: Please help with the marks for this teapot

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:26 am

Hi,

It's a mark we've seen several times on the forum, always on plated articles:

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To my knowledge it remains unidentified. Perhaps your post may prompt an answer.

Trev.

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Re: Please help with the marks for this teapot

Postby C.J. » Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:03 pm

Many Thanks, Trev!

Maybe was a false positive, i should re test it.

I don't know. i can't see any reason to apply this kind of hallmarks to a silver plated object, but only to deceive

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Re: Please help with the marks for this teapot

Postby AG2012 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:58 pm

It is well known fact that many silver platers used marks similar to British assay office marks for sterling.They did it for commercial, trade reasons, and there was no legislation to regulate the practice of such markings. Close to the end of 19th century it was forbidden to use crown on silver plate because it was actually the mark of Sheffield silver assay office. Such practice (I.e. using initials and various symbols) is responsible for the fact many platers remained unknown to the present day.
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