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I have searched the net and cannot identify the maker of these beautiful knives and forks or identify whether silver plated or pure silver. The marks read S.E & S. Then there is an image (could be a fox?) then there is a B in a circle. Note the knives don't bear any marks , only the forks. The handles appear to be ivory but could be bone I guess. I'd love to hear from you! Kind regards, Linda (images attached)

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Hello.

I'm sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. I've been trying to identify the marks but I have not had any luck.

The marks do not appear to be British. It's possible they are French but I can't determine that definitely.

The manufacturer/silversmith name probably is represented by the "S E" (or is it "S K"?). The "&", "S" and "B" plus the animal could all have significance somehow but I can't say what.

So, I have been no help at all. You might put your question on the forum at www.925-1000.com. This forum is quite active and maybe someone will recognize what you have.

Best wishes,

Jim

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

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BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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