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I'm pretty sure this is plate?? but just in case

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scottyy11




Joined: 08 Jul 2014
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Posted: 09/07/2014 
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Ok would be thankful for any opinions ..marked "GERMAN" "SILVER" in caps letters on bottom of vase....any opinion....I posted a link as couldnt upload said file too big


http://tinypic.com/r/264i879/8


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tomnik




Joined: 10 Jan 2008
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Location: Norwich

Posted: 09/07/2014 
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German Silver is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc.
The name "German silver" refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers, I believe, in imitation of the Chinese alloy known as paktong.
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John
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