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.
Visitor search terms for this page:Silver vs Silver Plated Silverware, rogerssilerplatedflatware, my flatware says oneida silversmith is it silver, are any 1847 rogers bros real silver or is it all plated, which 1847 rogers bros silver is real, Rogers Bros Silver Marks, silverware1847 looknooks com, rogers silver flatware sterling silver or not, 1847 rogers bros silverware is it real silver, tell me about Rogers silver silverware, rogers silver not plated, Rogers Silver Plated Silverware, do Rogers brothers make solid silver utensils, how to tell if antique siverware is real silver, how to know if 1847 rogers brothers silverware daffodil pattern is silverplate or sterling silver?, sterling silver 1847 rodgers/brothers co, does silver siverware always have amark, silver vs silverplate, silver vs silver-plated, roger brothers copper silver, how can I tell the difference between real silver Ware in not silver, How do you tell the difference when girls silver silver plate?, 1847 rogers bros AI, is all 1847 rogers bros silver plate, d84 hallmark on rogers bro silverware, rogers brothers flatware markings, rogers silver plated flatware, how do you know if rodgers and bro is real silver, silver plate vs sterling silver, how do I know mastar Rogers and brothers spoon is real silver, roger brothers silver spoon bracelets how to tell, silver plated vs sterling silver flatware, how do i know if my silver is real 1847 roger, is rogers bros 1847 real silver, is rogers sterling or plate, is rogers bros flatware marked IS sterling, is rogers bros 1847 real 925 silver, is mark on silverware, is 1847 rodgers silverplate or silver, I have some old silverware how to tell if it is real silver?, rogers brothers markings, rogers j is it dilver plated or solid dilver, how to tell if silver spoons are real from rogers manufacturing, rogers silverware: sterling or plating, rogers slverware sterling vs plate, rogers solid silver flatware, rogers sterling flatware, how to know if rogers bros silver ware is plated or real, IS THERE A SOLID SILVER COTILLIO RODGERS SET, how can you tell a rogers and bro spoon