Antique Silverplate Tea Sets and Coffee Pots

Napkin holder rests on the back of a sphinx. Marked “Meriden B. Date: 11 Sep Large bird perches on a knife rest on a rectangular base. The napkin holder sits on the birds outstretched wings. Two small foxes on base with front paws on napkin holder try to reach a bird in a nest on top of the napkin holder on a fancy scalloped edge oval ball-footed base. Marked “Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Winged cherub with a spear riding a dolphin napkin holder on the back of the cherub and the tail of the dolphin. Fancy base.

Wilcox Silver Plate Co

It is square with a lid and an insert with a hole in the middle. The marking is Wilcox Silverplate Co. I am trying to find out any information I can.

ROUND SILVER PLATTER, “Joanne, Webster~Wilcox International Silver Co., , Antique Silver Plate Sardine Box Wilcox Limited Number Unique Decor.

What is Quadruple Silver Plate? Let’s start with the common misconception about “quadruple silver plate” – also known as “quadruple silverplate”. Quadruple silver plate items are NOT plated four times, the simply were plated with four times as much pure silver, known in the industry as. Quadruple silver plate hollowware was some of the highest quality made during the later part of the 19th century. Silverplate holloware items which have been re-silvered over the years may have more or less silver than originally plated.

Quadruple silverplate items were four times as heavily plated with silver than items marked “Standard” silverplate. By the ‘s, a number metal craftsmen had shifted their operations to the manufacturing of silver-plated wares in various forms, ranging from silver tea and coffee services to silver butter dishes, pickle castors, cake dishes, silver platters, silver tureens, and other table ware.

Not only are the silver-plated pieces ornamented with Victorian details but they are often embellished with florid engraved decoration. Details which are no longer used! Many of these fine Victorian silver pieces were electroplated quadruple silver. Today, these pieces are becoming more scarce as collectors are quickly purchasing and keeping these pieces themselves. Fewer and fewer fine pieces are available on the “open market”.


Vintage silverplate Bowl. Vintage Wilcox Silverplate Co. Covered dish marked

Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company, (). In Meriden and nearby Wallingford and Middletown, the companies that were banded.

The bain of collectors, many spoons have no hallmarks. The mark is a general European standard – very common in the Germanic countries – for the lowest with a few rare exceptions acceptable silver purity. This is by no means a slur upon the spoon; many fine and valuable examples are. It does indicate a middle to late 19th century vintage at best, however. That said, you would be best served by judging the quality of the design and its condition.

Any spoon ‘quite worn’ has lost much of its value; I have a pair of Dutch spoons of the late 17th century that I didn’t hesitate to spend several hundred on; I also have a nearly identical example of the same vintage, but worn nearly smooth, that I spent – appropriately – McDonald’s lunch money for. Assaying William Erik Voss. It is impractical for a refiner to refine each individual shipment of scrap separately. To keep the operation efficient, a sample is taken of each refining shipment to determine its precious metal content.

Drilling samples are taken from each end of the bullion. The assay laboratory does a miniature refining process on the two samples to determine the precious content. The bullion karat is actually determined by the percentage of fine gold left following the assaying process. For example, milligram samples are taken.

The samples are wrapped in lead, placed onto cupels and put into a special assay furnace.

How to Identify and Determine the Value of your Silver

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These candlesticks date from the late ‘s to the early ‘s. The Wilcox company joined International Silver Co. and the mark in the ‘s included their​.

The first step in identifying and establishing the value of silver is to ascertain whether the piece is silver or silver-plated. Sterling silver objects are made of Unfortunately, silver-plated items hold almost no monetary worth. There is not enough silver content to have melt down value and generally, these pieces do not retain their resale value. Begin with looking for the hallmarks or stamps on the item.

British silver can be a bit more complex, as the history of British hallmarking dates back to the 14 th century. Essentially, all British silver manufactured after should bear at least four hallmarks. First is the lion passant mark, which is the sterling guarantee mark. In Edinburgh and Ireland, it is replaced with their National symbols, the thistle and the harp, respectively. This mark guarantees that the piece has been assayed as sterling silver.

Next is a date letter, ranging from A to Z. Some items may also have a fifth hallmark of a facial profile, which is a duty mark. Continental silver, such as silver made in Germany, France, or Italy, differs in the way items are assayed and marked, based on their country of origin.

Wilcox Silver Plate Co.

They are each marked on the underside of the base with a round mark reading “Quadruple Plate, Wilcox Silverplate Co. There is also the number “”. They both have matching removable bobeches that I believe are original to the candlesticks.

Webster Wilcox Silver Plate 5″ Paul Revere Bowl Webster-Wilcox Silverplate Engraved with Names Engraved and Date.

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Silverplate holloware items which have been re-silvered over the years may have more or less silver than originally plated. Quadruple silverplate items were four.

While browsing around antique shows. I have seen a few tea sets in the Japanesque taste that, from a distance, appeared to be in the style of Tiffany silver. On closer examination, they turned out to be recently made sets manufactured in the electroforming process. A few months ago, Beverly Bremer from Atlanta contacted me about a water set Fig. According to Bremer, a man by the name of F.

Banich entered her shop offering her the illustrated water set which, he claimed, he had inherited from his aunt.

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