Continental - Silver & Plate
The term Continental Silver is used for items that are usually made in Germany, Italy and Holland.
Basically in the European Continent, the Silver Content is usually found to be 800/1000 which is less than English and American Silver, which is 925/1000.
Even though the Quality is slightly lower, it has always been desirable and very Collectible.
Plated items are basically the same process as American and English Silver plate.