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bruces




Joined: 02 Nov 2015
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Posted: 02/11/2015 
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We bought a covered butter dish (with glass insert) at an estate sale. There is a hallmark on the bottom - no other marks anywhere else that I can see.

Both the cover and the bottom a shiny and bright.

I can't make out the first two characters, though I think the 2nd one could be an "R". They are followed by an "S" and then a small crown. I have attached 2 pictures.

I'm curious about who made it and if it is silver or silver plate. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 02/11/2015 
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I can't help with an ID but the first symbol, before the S, is a lion. It is almost certainly an American company and so, if it were silver, it would have "sterling" stamped somewhere. In the absence of such a stamp we have to assume it is electroplated.
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bruces




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Posted: 03/11/2015 
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Thanks for the quick reply. I didn't think it would be anything special, but was intrigued by the mark.
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