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If not marked sterling or .925 then most likely plated , plus candle holders are often weighted with just a coating of silver or silverplate so even if you come across some that say sterling it would likely not be solid They are not marked sterling so I would say with 99% accuracy they are plated.
These pieces make wonderful gifts for a couple's engagement, marriage, or anniversary.I picked up 2 candlestick holders that only have the words ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS stamped on the bottom and nothing else. They're always filled with some sort of resinous cement.I'm curious if, because they don't have or show any signs of plating or of other metals, that they may be solid silver? Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. The silver foil covering the cement is rather substantial though, definitely worth salvaging*.Tho they are ALL worth many many times the spot price of silver if it is a solid cast candle stick. They have a lot more heft to them then resin or plaster filled stuff because silver is a lot heavier then either. with a solid candle holder with seams on it at the top 1" and weigh 4.5 ounces each.
I wish to correct myself,when I said solid silver I should have said pure silver. I guess what is throwing me off with them is that they state Oneide Silversmiths and nothing else.
Founded in 1831, Gorham Silver has a long history of making fine silver.