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HELP - Is it British? Need help identifying mark on silver

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jmaree




Joined: 23 Jun 2008
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Posted: 24/06/2008 
Post subject: HELP - Is it British? Need help identifying mark on silver
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I am not sure if this item is silver or silver plate or where it comes from. It has the marks SS & S on the base. The first 'S' is in a shield with a dip in the top, the second 'S' in a shield with a peak in the top, the ampersand is in a circle and the last 'S' is in a shield with a flat top. The letters are in script. There are no other marks on the pot.

Any help would be greatly appreciated Confused

Description:The pot measures 2.5" high, 3" across, 2.5" across top

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Description:Marks on base of the pot

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Graylion




Joined: 08 May 2008
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Posted: 28/06/2008 
Post subject: re: HELP - Is it British? Need help identifying mark on silv
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"S S & S" is almost certainly the maker but unless there are other marks elsewhere it is not solid silver. Almost all civilised countries in the world have a mark to show the purity of silver - e.g. 925, 900, 800. In the UK we have Sterling or Britannia silver marks.
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