I have recently had a bit of a spending spree, buying Asprey silver goods. I always liked them as a kid and considered them high quality, thought I’d buy a few useful things for the house . I recently purchased a large silver tray with a mahogany base (not shown) as sterling silver and with the Asprey name, I didn’t give it a second thought, I assumed it was silver. Now it has arrived, I have partly disassembled it for restoration and I’m worried that it is plate, or some similar non solid silver product. I’ve discovered that Asprey did do silver plate on occasion. This piece seems nicely made and, considering the price paid, if it is real, I got a bargain and if not, I probably overpaid. Maybe it is old and the marks I see are imperfections in the silver, but also, the ‘hallmarks’, for want of a better word, are very worn and don’t appear to be of Sterling silver.
I’m wondering if anyone who knows, perhaps someone who had gone through a similar experience can shed some light. I’ve provided some detailed photos, but can provide more.
Thanks in advance.