I am looking at set of silver from late 19th Century, marked S.Kirk & Sons and Howard & Co. some of the pieces have an additional mark : “11 oz”. Are they specifying the actual weight?
Thanks for joining us here on silver-collector. No, that would not be the weight in silver, probably the volume if its a container.
Thank you, Uncle Vic, for your quick response.
Here’s one for the reference books. Bliss at Christie’s said that the mark (11 oz) actaully signifies that it is not truly sterling silver with a content of 92.5 but rather a content of 91.67. Bought it anyway
Well, that’s news to me…guess I’ll check that out. Are the 11 oz. marks on containers, say a pitcher, creamer, vase, etc?
Well it was n ews to me too!