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"MS" English silver plate manufacturer, 1920s?


Hi Everyone,

I am trying to identify the maker of a silver coffee pot/hot water jug. It was purchased from Ellis Bros (based in Toronto and New York) in 1929. According to the Ellis Bros. catalogue it is a reproduction of Old Sheffield plate, of English manufacture and has been heavily silver plated.

The hallmark is in a stylized font and is an M superimposed onto an S, within a shield. Please see the attached picture.

There is also a “40” stamped into the bottom of the pot. Does anyone know the significance of this number?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Sorry, here is the image.


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