Silver: plated vs sterling?
How can you tell the difference? Please don't tell me it's as simple as plated can peel off. If so, be nice. I've seen wrapped silver and it was too obvious (and sad), but I have a silver tray.
17x13 inches. 3lbs 13oz. Engraved, Embossed with it's stamp. Old, but bought at a thrift shop.
I want to know if I can be fooled with a heavy tray that's just a heavy metal, or if it's real solid silver.
It say 1847 Rogers Bros. on it, but not sure how important that is.
Also, depending on what exactly it is... what the best method in cleaning it is. It looks in very good condition, but it seems to have a nasty (patina type) stain and stain marks on it. Not sure what it is, so not sure how to deal with it.
Yes, I just got done looking at cleaning methods, but that only make my dilemma worse.
The ONLY other marks on the bottom is:
Above the name says AncestraL.
Below the name is 00594. Like it's a counting number.
If they didn't mark silver until 3 years later, then ?? I guess I did good, will try to hope for the best cleaning this and be grateful.
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