Dating sterling silver tea set
Each piece is in the form of a portion of the trunk of the bamboo - a style popular in the Art Deco period of the early 20th century.
Finely repousse worked bamboo leaves decorate the "log" bodies.
No codified rule was followed by the makers in the marking of their electroplated pieces.It should be said that the correct definition for punches present on silverplate is MARK, while the term HALLMARK is reserved to sterling silver items submitted to the "Hall" for verification of their fineness. S) (4) WHEN: the approximate date is early 1900, deduced by the combined presence of the mark ENGLAND (in use from early 1890s) and the Patent Office number 351065 (registered in 1899) (5) WHY: the inscription reads that the cup was presented to "Dr.(1) WHO: the maker is PHILIP ASHBERRY & SONS identified by the Figural trade mark (paw feet with banner) and the initials PA&S(2) WHERE: the firm was active in Sheffield, identified by the "S" (on the right, after the maker's initials) (3) WHAT: the piece is identified by the stock (production) number 1414 and the base metal is Nickel Silver (E. Tighe from New Zealand emigrants in 1876" (the ship's surgeon averted a measles epidemic on board the Rangitiki) This is a page of 'The What is?This makes difficult the research of information for inexperienced people.The objective of this page is to help the visitors of the site in deciphering the marks of their British silverplate.