Peru silver spoon 925 dating
Total weight: 3680 grams 129.80 OZ 8.11 lbs/pounds.
As the oldest type of flatware, spoons have existed in some form or another since Ancient Rome, at least.
Indeed, the phrase “born with a silver spoon in his mouth” actually reveals quite a bit about the time—whether or...
When information is found it will appear with credit given to the person who provided it. Marks were introduced by each country at different times, and the rules and regulations involved can be very complex. these standards all appear around the turn of the century at various time according to the descretion of the manufacturer.
When I told my next door neighbor in May of 2008 that I was going to sell the house along with all of my personal possessions and move to Chiclayo Peru with my Peruvian wife, his response was..” That’s a path not many men walk.” I had that impression as well, but have since learned that many men and women have walked and continue to walk that path.
There is a large expatriate community in Lima and a significant number of gringos scattered about the remainder of the country from the larger coastal cities to the smallest jungle villages.
Some countries, like France, use symbols rather than numbers, and so 925 would never have been used in those countries. A link to her site can be found on the Educational and Informational Sites page under Reference on my web site (last listing on the page). it would not come into use until after the sterling standard was introduced by england in the later part of the 19th century. goverment standards have been set for centuries and vary as to marks and country.
If you can find a copy of Tardy's International Hallmarks on Silver, you will have a better idea of what I'm talking about. US silver companies such as Gorham and Tiffany often used both marks in the late 1800's.
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