Silver .925 Mark

Sterling Silver Bank, American, Beehive Form

p4A ItemID F7937471
S. Kirk & Son Sterling Serving Bowls, American, 1925-1932

p4A ItemID F7937364
Kirk & Son sterling silver compote with floral repousse rim and foot

p4A ItemID F7937363
Aesthetic Movement silver centerpiece, Ford & Tupper New York, circa 1867-1874, oval basin on pedestal base

p4A ItemID F7937078

Silver with the .925 Assay Mark

By international treaty signed in the mid-1970′s all signatory nations recognize .925 as the silver content required for a sterling designation. Silver marked with only the .925 assay mark has likely been made after 1970. Earlier pieces may bear the .925 mark in conjunction with normal period hallmarks. Collectors should be aware that many earlier patterns have been reproduced in recent times and will frequently bear only this .925 mark without a maker’s mark.

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