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Silver2100 of 2491SILVER SUGAR BASKET/BON BON DISHMeriden Quadruple Plate Silver Humidor
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Posted 6 years ago

Benking
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This one spoon was used by a great and / or
great grand-mother...

It is about 5 inches.

The hallmarks are evident.

But what are they?

Any value in $?

Please help...

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    It's a nice silver plated sugar sifter.
    Caster sugar sifted over strawberries!
    Yum!
    The marks indicate silver plate not sterling.
    EP = electroplate. A1 Quality plate.
    John Henry Potter 1884-1940 Sheffield England
    http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_P.html
  2. Benking, 6 years ago
    Thanks very much vetraio50!

    I appreciate your help!

    I wish I would have gotten this message 6 days ago...
    because I now do not have it. You never know where emails end up and not get to you!

    I will try to mention your expert words to the new owner, if I can find her and/or him.


    How old do you think it is?
  3. Benking, 6 years ago
    Oh, what's the S for?

    Some silver on that one?
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Ni Ben I believe the 'S' is for 'silver' and the 'EP' for 'electro-plate'.
  5. Benking, 6 years ago
    So the S is for silver, you say?
  6. stainedglass stainedglass, 6 years ago
    The Gothic "S" represents the assay mark, for Sheffield, England. Below, is a great resource, for identifying hallmarks, for English silver plate / electroplate on nickel silver.

    http://www.silvercollection.it/electroplatesilverNOPquattro.html#POT11
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Stainedglass is correct Benking. The spoon is plated silver. The S will be for Sheffield.
  8. Benking, 6 years ago
    Oh, thanks stainedgalss and vetraio!!

    I appreciate very much that information.

    Shefield, wow!

    I wonder if any mark tells the age, the year?

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