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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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I have a very old silver or silver plate bowl with cherubs

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i have a very old silver or silver plate bowl with cherubs all over.. was my grandmothers Maked international S. Co. I think it says 1239 or 1339 or 1229. Then 4 fancy letters that I cannot make out. above the international s,co. there is an arched design which says something that starts with a "D" any ideas?
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 8 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I'd love to help.
Use the +Add Files feature next to the SEND button to upload photos of the item, including maker's marks.
The feature works best when you add ONE picture, put a word in the text box, hit send, then do the next.

Expert:  Rarewares replied 8 months ago.

I will do my best to answer without photos.

A silver plated bowl with cherubs made by International Silver Company

in pattern number 1**9, likely also reads EPNS in fancy letters which represent

Electro Plated Nickel Silver (silver plated). This bowl would date to the early 20th-century

and have a value of $65 resale.

If it were sterling silver, it would HAVE to be also marked either 925/1000 fine, 925 or STERLING

on the bottom with these other marks.

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Expert:  Rarewares replied 8 months ago.

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