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Silver? Or not?

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J Lewis




Joined: 28 Dec 2007
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Location: Columbus, NC (USA)

Posted: 28/12/2007 
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My wife thinks this is silver. I'm dubious.

We inherited several sets of very nice (if a tad ornate for my taste) silver flatware, but included in these were 8 forks of a very plain design. They are of Japanese manufacture (her family moved to Japan in 1902 and remained there except during WW II).

Some pics are below (I hope - this is my first shot on this forum Laughing )

Description:The fork.

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Description:The mark(s).

silverware sig1.jpg


Description:Everything written on it.

silverware sig.jpg


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uncle vic
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Joined: 25 Sep 2006
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA USA

Posted: 29/12/2007 
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Hi there J Lewis, welcome to silver-collector.com. I'm no expert on Japanese silver, but generally prior to 1928 Japanese sterling was marked with the Japanese characters for "Jungin" meaning "pure silver". Laws passed in 1928 and 1954 required a decimal number for the purity of silver such as "sterling .950). Absent these marks the odds are your forks are not sterling. This information was found on www.925-1000.com

Regards,

Uncle Vic
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J Lewis




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Posted: 29/12/2007 
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Many thanks. My guess was some kind of plate.

jm
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