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I have my mother in law's ( married 50 yrs, died in 1996),

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I have my mother in law's ( married 50 yrs , died in 1996), 1847 Rogers Brothers. IS Eternally Yours silverware * sets. can you tell me more? is it plated , Pure silver, and value

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I don't know any further details it is used but has been kept in a glass jar with the lid on it since I have had it for yrs

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 2 months ago
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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 2 months ago

Hi,

Thank you for your patience.

The Eternally Yours pattern that was originally produced by Rogers Brothers then made by International Silver when the Rogers was absorbed by them is a plated set and not sterling silver. As a rule of thumb, any sterling silver flatware pieces produced in America would be clearly marked 'sterling' on each individual piece.

Plated sets do not have a precious metal meltdown value like sterling silver does. Eternally Yours flatware sets sell for under $100 on today's auction market.

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 2 months ago

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