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Identifying mark on silver bowl

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margaretguay




Joined: 09 Oct 2016
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 09/10/2016 
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I recently purchased a silver bowl. Not sure if it is pure silver or silver plated. No markings to suggest silver plating. I have spent hours on the internet trying to research the markings to no success.
On the bottom of the bowl is inscribed SHEFFIELD WARE. In between these two words is a mark that looks like a three leafed clover. In each leaf of the clover there are letters. The top leaf is a K, the leaf on the left is a B and the leaf on the right is a C. To the left as well as to the right of this symbol there is a left-facing swastika (as we know it) marking even though the Nazi swastika is right-facing I believe. I read that it is not uncommon to use this ancient symbol before Nazism came into effect. There is also a number 662 engraved.
Thank you to anyone who can tell me if this is pure silver or silver plated, and the origins of the bowl.
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 10/10/2016 
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If it was solid silver it would be marked as such so we must assume it is silver plated. The word "Sheffield" is often used to indicate electroplate, especially in the USA. I don't recognise the manufacturer's mark.
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margaretguay




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Posted: 10/10/2016 
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Thank you very much for your response.
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