Some time ago I bought a silver plate coffee/tea set at a car boot fair for £10. It is in very nice condition and the seller believed it came from the nineteen twenties. ( I find this a bit hard to believe as it is quite bright on the interior and doesn’t look that old.). The pot has a sort of finial on the top and the pattern is what I think is called twist swirl.
The pot and the sugar bowl (which has a lid to match the pot) have the letter ‘A’ and ‘R’ in italic script in individual squares on the bottom, with ‘Sheffield’ in block capitals below. The milk jug is much the same but the letters appear in diamond shaped lozenges.
Can anyone tell me what the letter A and R stand for, and possibly how old this set is?