The marks on a silver tea set give information about its history and composition. Silver tea set markings usually include a maker's mark, and may include an assayer's mark and/or hallmark, as well as information about th... More »

You can find the value of a silver-plate tea set by contacting an appraiser who specializes in such items. Furthermore, you need to make sure that the appraiser belongs to a respected organization such as either the Amer... More »

As of 2016, individuals can purchase antique Japanese tea sets from and is another possibility for individuals who want to purchase antique-style pieces in bulk. EBay is also an option to ... More » Home & Garden Kitchen Tableware

To identify a German beer stein, look at the bottom of the stein and compare the markings on it with the marks of past and present German stein makers. Many steins are beautifully engraved and painted, making them part a... More »

Identifying any foreign coin is largely a matter of learning as much as possible about the coin from its markings, metal composition, country of origin and age. Many conversion tables are available online, once this info... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting Coins & Currency

According to Silver Collection, the English silversmith Sheffield uses several special markings on each piece of silver it produces to identify the age and origin of the piece. These special marking on silver are called ... More » Home & Garden Kitchen Tableware

According to eBay, one way to find out if a sterling-silver tea set is made out of real silver is to pay attention to its coloring. Most silver is mixed with other alloys such as copper. Low-grade silver often has a slig... More »