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Alow

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iconnumber posted 02-28-2005 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently bought a silver tea & coffee set which for hallmarks has a butterfly mark on it, STERLING and 950. I have been brousing for quite a while on the internet but have not met anything like the butterfly mark. Can somebody give me some information. PLEASE.

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FredZ

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I suspect your piece was made in Japan where the use of 950 silver is common. The added Sterling mark indicates that it probably for export since the quality of metal is greater than Sterling. I do not know which of the makers used a Butterfly to mark their work. An image of both mark and tea set might help identify origin. It is hard to be specific on only description.

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