My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your teapot & coffee pot.
Thanks for the interesting description and the photo.
Could you very kindly attach a clear photo of the marks and we'll go from there.
Thanks Betty for the extra photos, I may be able to work with those, but if you can get me a clearer one of the mark, that would really help.
Try using the macro setting on the camera. That's the little flower icon:
The one of the coffee pot is beautifully sharp. If you did one as clear as that of the bottom (from a distance where it's in focus) I could zoom in and enlarge it my end and be able to see the marks perfectly.
Thanks so much for trying, Betty, it's still a bit blurry, but I'll see what I can do.
I can't make out the numbers in the diamond. Could you read those off for me.
Also there seem to be some writing to the right of the diamond? Can you read me what those say too.
PS> If you could get me a photo of the entire bottom as wonderfully sharp as the one you took of the coffee pot (don't go close) I can do the zooming and enlarging on the mark myself this end. Hope this makes sense. R
Thanks! Leave this with me and I'll get back to you with a full answer as soon as I can.
Have a great night!
I'm sorry not to have responded until now, you haven't missed anything. I've been working on your question but have not had any luck in tracking down this teapot and its mark. I think the maker is probably unidentifiable as it's not in any of my references for English, French or Continental silver, indeed it may be a silverplate mark rather than a sterling silver mark and even so, is not showing up as such.
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I wish I could have been more help.