Sterling Silver Trademark Identifier
To identify your sterling silver piece or pattern please answer the following questions:
1. Does the piece have the word STERLING on the back of the handle (or another mark signifying sterling)?
If the answer is YES proceed to question 2. If your answer is NO you may still want to review the manufacturers trademarks to see if there is a match. It is possible that your pattern is silverplate and not actual sterling silver.
2. On the handle is there an identifying mark from a manufacturer?
Below is a pictorial catalog of manufacturer trademarks. Once you have identified the manufacturer you will be able to click through to a list of patterns by that manufacturer. Many of the patterns have representative photographs from which you can compare your piece.