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Admin15.08.2021

English silver hallmarks: maker marks identification of British Silversmiths

The duty mark was a profile of the head of the current reigning monarch.
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Admin15.07.2021

Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks

In origin he was "a man who did not gain the freedom of the City and was therefore a 'non Freeman' but was free of a livery company and thus qualified to ply his trade could do so as a 'journeyman' provided he was licensed by the corporation.
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Admin16.08.2021

Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks

and a distinct variable mark to be used by the warden of the said mystery, to denote the year in which such plate is made;.
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Admin01.09.2021

Silver Makers Marks

Date Letters Click the image below to Visit the Birmingham Assay Office Comprehensive date Letter guide The date letter stamp is really helpful in identifying the year the silver item was assayed.
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Admin29.06.2021

British Sterling

However, in 1696, rising concerns over the amount of coinage being melted down and used to make silver items meant that the required fineness was raised to the higher Britannia standard.
Admin16.06.2021

Silver hallmarks

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Admin06.08.2021

Silver hallmarks

However, the date letter system allows antique plate to be dated more accurately than almost all other antiques.
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Admin15.08.2021

London Silver Makers Marks

Use the links below to go to the section you want.
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Admin07.07.2021

Silver hallmarks

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Admin13.06.2021

English silver hallmarks: British maker's marks identification

The silver hallmarks struck for Alexander Cameron of Dundee.
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Admin28.08.2021

Silver Hallmarks

Thank goodness someone had the foresight hundreds of years ago to start requiring marks in order to verify the quality and authenticity of silver pieces.
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Admin28.08.2021

Silver Makers Marks Explained For You

This mark was introduced in 1730, and is still in use today.
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