It was fun finding out that my 'plate" thing was silverplate from a Connecticut firm which closed in 1939, and that my pitcher thing was English Sheffield Ware (Fenton Bros - date? A., CAI really need to know how to tell if a piece is truly sterling or if it is just silver plated? I read on line also that a magnet would not stick to sterling silver. It is stamped with the #'s 05601 D4 23 and the words Reed and Barton and Regent and the elephant for the year 1952.
Sterling silver always (without exception) will be labeled with the word sterling so since yours does not include that, it is silver plated.
The box is set with pearls and hardstone and is silver gilted.
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