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K. Uyeda place card holders?

Posted by gerri51 (My Page) on
Mon, May 26, 08 at 8:26

I have some small silver (?) objects that I think are place card holders. They're marked "kuyeda950-s". I haven't had much luck finding out anything about them. I think they are japanese. Does anyone know anything about them?? Such as, are they silver, when were they probably made, what are they worth??? My mother was a collector. I inherited these and have had them over 30 years. There are 12 of them and each is different. I would really really appreciate any information anyone could give me. Thanks.

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RE: K. Uyeda place card holders?

950-s refers to the weight of the silver. Kuyeda is a Japanese silversmith. I've linked to a seller who has butter pats with that mark.

Google around "Kuyeda silver" and you'll find a number of items for sale.

Here is a link that might be useful: Butter pats

RE: K. Uyeda place card holders?

950 refers to the purity (silver content) rather than the weight. 95% pure silver, 5% other metal(s), usually copper.

K. Uyeda place card holders

I hit the submit button too soon! Here is a link (at the bottom of the page) showing where it is/was a trendy jewelery shop in Tokyo.

Here is a link that might be useful: K Uyeda

RE: K. Uyeda place card holders?

I believe the 950 refers to the purity....that is 950 parts out of a 1000 silver.
Hard to tell what they are worth without seeing a picture or knowing the size, but Kuyeda made some fairly high end stuff....and I would think having 12 sterling or better place card holders would be very neat!
Linda C

RE: K. Uyeda place card holders?

Thanks everyone for the replies. I though it was silver, appreciate the confirmation. I'd found the sites mentioned, I just couldn't find anything on these. Thanks everyone, I'll keep looking.

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