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capot1948

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iconnumber posted 08-16-2013 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capot1948     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Other than E.P.N.S (Electro Plated Nickel Silver) stamped into these there are not makers marks that we can find anywhere. Some have said this was made in India because of the feet. I figured I'd post it here for the experts to look at and give me a determination as to where it was made. These photos show it looking a bit tarnished as my wife hasn't had a chance to clean it in awhile. It takes her longer on this set because she does it a bit different than just using silver polish on it.

Coffee Pot

Sugar Bowl

Tea Pot

Design on set

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-16-2013 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It doesn't look like it is tarnished. It looks as if the thin silver plating has been polished away (the silver is gone except in the pattern areas).

If you really like the set, you could have it re-plated.

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capot1948

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iconnumber posted 08-16-2013 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capot1948     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Scott, it is a pretty set even if we don't know who made it or from what country. I'll see if I can get my wife to agree after I do some research on places to get that done.

Chris

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jersey

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Chris,
May I ask what your wife uses to polish the pieces?

Jersey

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capot1948

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iconnumber posted 08-16-2013 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capot1948     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When we first got it and found out what E.P.N.S stood for we looked up how to clean it. This is what we found and how she does it.

Washes with lukewarm water and phosphate and scent free dish soap and a soft cloth
Then with equal parts of glass cleaner and vinegar wipes pieces down with cotton balls and dries with a soft cloth
Polishes with Wright's Silver Cream polish

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