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Sterling Tea and Coffee Sets40 of 971 3/4 pts. Sterling Silver coffee/tea pot?Sterling Silver Tea Strainer
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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello, I bought this today at thrift store, It was tarnished, but now looks good. It weighs 2.6 lbs. and is 6 inches tall and 10 1/2 inches long. The only marking is J 90 and 3000, If anyone knows this hallmark, please let me know! I looked for a long time and can not find any information. It has the feel and look of sterling. Even has a sterling smell! Thanks for looking! Don

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  1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    I think it's probably silver plate.. I know that some European countries would mark their electro-plated marks this way. The two digit mark would indicate the number of pieces in the bath at one time, varying from 40 - 90, the less amount of items generally meant a thicker plating. I believe, if I remember correctly, Holland and Norway used this system. Someone in the Sterling section would probably know more than me.
  2. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    Well I got the numbers slightly wrong, but here a link explains it

  3. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thank you Maryh1956! I thought it may be sterling, but because usually on plate you can see usage or wear someplace on it, this was so thick I tested it and it came out drk red on test or over 90%. but I believe it is plate, but it is quite excellent condition, would like to know what the j and 3000 is? and probably German!
  4. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    I looked for silver plate makers under J but couldn't find anything. 3000 may be a model number. The Norwegians are prone to have minimal marks on their plated pieces, don't know about the Germans though
  5. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    It is a lovely piece. What is the inside like? Maybe it was kept in display cabinet and only used on special occasions.
  6. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Hi Very shiny and looks like it was never used! thanks! Don

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