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Is this spoon sterling?


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Hello all, I just picked up this spoon in the hope that it is sterling silver- the marks are very worn but I thought that the last mark looked like a Sheffield crown and the one to the right of it like the lion passant. It’s also pretty worn but still doesn’t show any signs of an undercoat.

so what’s to say it’s not silver?

- I couldn’t find the maker, who seems to be something like B&B or R&B                     -It doesn’t seem to have a date letter.         -I don’t think it performed brilliantly on the ice cube test.




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1 hour ago, stefffana said:

I don't think so, even it is almost impossible to be 100% sure.

These are probably pseudo-hallmarks and someone rubbed them hard to make them difficult to read.

Now, only a test with acid can tell you if it is solid silver or silver plated spoon.


mmmm…. spoon expert!🤔🫢🤔😮😃sad but true comment though 🫢

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On 30/10/2023 at 06:49, SidS said:

I think it's silver plate. I can't see anything resembling the sterling mark, even with the wear, nor the date letter. I can see maker's marks though - the "& B".

Yes- I couldn’t see the date letter which caused some doubt. The second mark does resemble the lion passant in some ways, but definitely not enough to be sure- hence it doesn’t come out in the photos at all.

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