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
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
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.