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Harrods cutlery - apparently silver?


#1

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…


#2

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.


#3

Many thanks - we suspected that it was plated but that removes all doubt!