Help identifying silver or silverplate tea strainer spoon

javaandjazzOctober 3, 2011

I just purchased this old tea strainer spoon at a fleamarket this weekend. I cannot find the mark online. Does anyone know the maker? The seller said it was her mother's and possibly German. Thanks, Richie

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lindac

Hard to read.....does that say "alpaca"?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2011 at 11:48PM
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javaandjazz

yes it does. After I posted the picture yesterday I was able to see it better also and I did find the term online. I still don't know the EBE in the circle logo though.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 4:48AM
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antiquesilver

I don't know who the maker is but 'Alpaca' is a composition metal that contains no silver, similar to 'German silver', 'Nevada silver', or other shiney metals made as silver wannabees.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 8:56AM
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