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'Cave Ad Sum' forks

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MaryF




Joined: 20 May 2012
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Posted: 21/05/2012 
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Would be delighted to hear from anyone who can shed light on this fork ... on the front there's an odd crest + motto 'Cave Ad Sum' and on the back the marks as shown (which I know very little about!)

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silvermakersmarks
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008
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Posted: 22/05/2012 
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Although I cannot identify the manufacturer I can say that these marks are typical of an elecroplater's marks. There are many undocumented electroplaters and this is one of those. Your fork is not therefore silver.
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MaryF




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Posted: 22/05/2012 
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Many thanks. Helpful if a tad disappointing!
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michaelclarke




Joined: 21 May 2012
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Location: Staffordshire

Posted: 23/05/2012 
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worth about 100-120
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 23/05/2012 
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I regret to say that Michael does not appear to know what he is talking about. The fork is worth practically nothing.
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tomnik




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Posted: 23/05/2012 
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I would say if 'Michael' wants to pay the lady 100-120 for it - then i think she has a deal!
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mistymootle




Joined: 04 Jun 2012
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Posted: 04/06/2012 
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I'm no expert, but Cave ad sum is the Jardine Clan motto (Beware I am here); and the star shaped design looks very like their crest.
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MaryF




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Posted: 05/06/2012 
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Thanks to everyone for the advice.

Yes, I thought that 'Cave Ad Sum' might be the Jardine motto. So then I'm wondering if the forks are genuine, why haven't they stretched to something a bit better than electroplating?! All very curious and I'm interested to get to the bottom of the story even if the forks are heirlooms...
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