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I have a Jug with hinged lid, highly decorative, about 6" in

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I have a Jug with hinged lid, highly decorative, about 6" in height. Belonged to my great grandmother, I'm 70 so it has some age. Appears to be silver, seriously tarnished not cleaned in years, if ever. Bottom is stamped P BROS S with four what appear to be hall marks and a number 11428. Might it have value, please. Regards Peter.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi Peter~
Thank you for the request here.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Nora,

Thanks for your quick response. I'm in no hurry for an answer, so don't break your weekend on my behalf. I've attached some pictures and hope they are OK.

Regards,

Peter


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi Peter~
Thank you for the images.
This is an antique 19th century, circa 1880, Victorian era hinge-lidded jug that is silverplated.
The letters below the maker mark are EPBM, for ‘Electro-Plated Britannia Metal’.
P. Bros. S stands for the maker, Pinder Brothers, Thomas Griffith Pinder and Charles Edward Pinder who were the sons of George William Pinder.
The surface decoration was mostly done by machine-turning.
The numbers 11428 are for the mold shape of the object.
On today’s market, this can sell for an average of $60 - $80 (39GBP - 52GBP). The suggested insurance or replacement value is $125 or 81GBP.
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
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