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Harrods cutlery - apparently silver?

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noscoobie




Joined: 19 Apr 2008
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Posted: 19/04/2008 
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Hi,

I've got a Harrods cutlery set, apparently silver, with the following hallmark:



Can anyone tell me whether this is in fact silver? I can't identify any of the hallmark symbols...
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 20/04/2008 
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The marks indicate that your cutlery is plated, not solid silver. "H Ld" is for Harrods Ltd, the trumpet is the mark of the manufacturer, James Dixon & Sons, and the "A" is intended as an indication of the quality of the plating, but in fact has no real legal or quantitative significance.
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noscoobie




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Posted: 20/04/2008 
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Many thanks - we suspected that it was plated but that removes all doubt!
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