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Sterling Silver1002 of 1300What are these? Please help!Passed down to me from Grandmother... anyone have info?
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Posted 3 years ago

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This is my snowwhite and the seven dwarfs tea cup and saucer, I was given it as a thankyou from a client through work (furniture removalist)
I think it is absolutly great and it will be passed on to my daughter as a keepsake she's 1yr old now and by the time she is 20 it should turn about 100yrs old. thats what my research tells me anyway. if anyone knows anything about this item I would love to know more.
I have found out that the saucer is made of pewter and the cup is made of silver. I dated the hallmarkings back to the tea cup being 1930's and the saucer being 1932? Seems weird that they may not be a set? why would they have been made at a different date? and out of different matterial?

Thanks for checking it out.

Mystery Solved

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Very nice, thanks for sharing these!!!
  2. eyesopen eyesopen, 2 years ago
    thanks for having a look.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    No Problem, I noticed I had already clicked the love on this sometime back, but Good to review it again.
  4. stainedglass stainedglass, 2 years ago
    eyesopen: Thank you, for your comment, & luv : ) [Dutch ash tray].

    Your cup/saucer set, is of silverplate, made by Gero, [Gerofabriek], Zeist, Netherlands, which was founded in 1909, as M. J. Gerritsen & Co.
    In 1925, Gerofabriek NV, became the official name of the company (NV is an acromym for Naamloze Vennootschap).
    In 1986 Gerofabriek became part of Van Kempen & Begeer of Zoetermeer, Holland (still in business).
    "90" is a quality mark indicating that 90 grams of silver were used to plate 12 spoons and 12 forks.
    I have not yet dated your set, but in knowing the maker, you should be able to trace the date, from here.
  5. eyesopen eyesopen, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for the information one thing I havnt yet grasped, with the 90 grams of silver is the 12 spoons and 12 forks a well known example of the amount of silver used to make something?
  6. stainedglass stainedglass, 2 years ago
    The gram weight measurement, simply refers to the standard of plating used, in the Netherlands. Similar to, Meriden / Wilcox, CT, using the term, "Quadruple Plate", here, in the U.S.

    I think it's now safe to say, that your Unsolved Mystery, is now solved : )
  7. eyesopen eyesopen, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much stainedglass for all the info I sure have plenty to learn about silverware, this is a great place to start.
    I think to that this mystery is surely solved.

    Thanks again.

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