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I have a canteen of Cristofle/France silver cutlery. Wedding

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I have a canteen of Cristofle/France silver cutlery. Wedding gift 1970. What are the hallmarks I should look for
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Does the cutlery have unique or identifying markings?
Customer: Yes it has cristofle france and 2 and a symbol like a flower
JA: What condition is the cutlery in?
Customer: Well used, been in dishwasher etc
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: I can't see any other markings
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Virtual-mod replied 4 days ago.
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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
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Expert:  Robert Smidth replied 4 days ago.

Hello there,

Thank you for making your question to JustAnswer. My name is*****'m an Antiques Expert and I will try to help you with your particular inquiry. Please, don't hesitate to contact me any time or to make follow up questions if needed.

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
File attached (Z361MVT)
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
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Expert:  Robert Smidth replied 4 days ago.

IT looks a silver plated set. As this piece seems to contain precious metals (gold or silver), it is important to check whether it has a gold or silver hallmark. The mark can be designated as 10K, 14K, 18K, GF, GP, or 925, as well as sterling, silver, or a lion icon mark. Please, check the item to determine if there is a mark. In the absence of a mark, the item is likely gold plated or gold colored. Nevertheless, even with the absence of a mark, it would be a good idea to perform a silver/gold acid test to ensure that it is not made of gold. You can purchase an acid test on Amazon (they are inexpensive–usually less than $10).