I am hoping that this piece is American as I am familiar with the British silver. It is heavy - 4 lbs exactly. I have been treating as silverplate as the only marks I can find are S 4989 (pattern ?) and a hortizontal lozenge (diamond with small circles on each point with 44 in the middle. Is this a correct assumption? I know sometimes C or D were used for marking the type of silver. Was S? This is old piece with it’s original bottles. From the mixture of flowers, grapes, deer and filligree I would place in mid - late19th century. There is no EP on anything.
Just as aside…how do you suggest to effectively clean something like this? Silvo is working. Some of the milder washes don’t work. I’m allergic to Tarnx.
Thank you for consideration on this topic.