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Victorian christening mug?

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Greyowl




Joined: 04 May 2013
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Posted: 04/05/2013 
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Hi. Would very much appreciate help on this one. Picture attached. The hall marks don't seem to make sense.

The provenance of this family piece I have all ways understood to be Birmingham about 1841.
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Greyowl




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Posted: 05/05/2013 
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Have managed to sort a picture out .........

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rsz_sam_0267.jpg


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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 05/05/2013 
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Your mug is probably late 19th century. The letters are EPGS which stands for ElectroPlated German Silver. German silver was an early term for nickel silver, a base alloy containg no silver. So the only silver content is in the extremely thin plate layer. As EPGS is a generic term used by many electroplaters it is not possible to assign a particular manufacturer to the mug.
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Greyowl




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Posted: 05/05/2013 
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Thanks ever so much - thought something wasn't quite right! Shame, as it's a fine looking piece.
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