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It is unusual to find sets of table silver dating earlier than the late 18th century. Circa 1700 Sold A rare set of 12 early silver forks with cannon handles and twin prongs. Three are stamped with the makers mark of SE in an oval punch. 1712 LAWRENCE JONES Sold A pair of early English silver spoons in the popular Hanoverian rat-tail pattern.
On early examples of table silver when the silver marks were struck on the thin part of the stem they distorted the form of the piece and so the silversmith had to hammer this back into shape. Each hand engraved with a contemporary crest of a stork.
The absence of an official dating system makes it difficult to date silver plated wares. Dixon & Sons Dobson & Sons Eley family Elkington & Co Emes family Fattorini & Sons Fox family Garrard & Co S.
- "Ltd" or "Ld" on the mark denotes a date after 1861 (but in most cases not before 1890) - a registered number (Rd followed by a number) denotes a date after 1883 - "England" denotes a date after 1891 (mandatory for export in the USA - Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1890-) - "Made in England" denotes a 20th century date (mandatory after 1921 for export in the USA) The largest manufacturers introduced, on a voluntary basis, a dating system of their silver plate based on series of letters of various style contained into shields or geometric figures.
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SITE MAP HOME PAGEFrom centuries British silver is protected by the stamping of symbols and letters identifying the maker, the Assay Office and the date in which the quality of the silver piece was verified.
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Designer vase 111 ivory letter opener - England 112 china cup and saucer - France 113 salt cellar 114 enamel box 115 Georgian salt spoon (3) 116 cigarette box - Italy 117 table lighter - Italy 118 spoon - Italy (5) 119 napkin ring - Russia 120 walking stick (3) 121 salt cellar - France 122 brush - England 123 cigarette box - Germany 124 Gorham creamer and sugar 125 pen and seal - Germany 126 ashtray - Italy 127 cigarette case - England 128 eggcup and underplate - Italy 129 dresser and vanity pieces (6) 130 cigarette case - England 131 Webster sweetmeat dish - USA 132 sugar shaker - France 133 cigarette - holder 134 tea caddy spoon - Italy 135 embossed dish - Austria 136 silver overlay glass tray 137 jug - Italy 138 silver cup gilded interior - Italy 139 tea caddy spoon - Italy 140 cheroot holder case 141 chamberstick - Italy 142 silver and cut glass salt/pepper 143 silver vase (or glass) holder 144 cut metal silhouette 145 stamp case - England 146 punch ladle - Germany 147 Vesta coin holder - USA 148 niello nib holder - Russia 149 Mappin&Webb basket 150 silver cover wallet - Spain 151 salt cellar - Russia 152 meerschaum pipe - Austria 153 enamelled pencil holder 154 silver vase 155 cigarette case - Russia 156 needle case and crochet hook 157 tray - Italy 158 pill box - Italy 159 tumbler - Italy 160 napkin ring - Italy 161 napkin ring - Italy 162 bon bon dish - Germany 163 letter opener - Russia 164 notebook cover - Latvia 165 napkin ring 166 double salt cellar - Russia 167 cigarette case - Germany 168 Cayenne spoon - England 169 cornucopia shaker - Italy 170 compact with coin holders-USA 171 A. Norton silver spoons-USA 172 cigar cutter - Germany 173 Georgian wine funnel - England 174 ember bowl - Spain 175 sugar bowl - Italy 176 folding spoon - Italy 177 kettle stand burner 178 bowl - England 179 brass or bronze egg 180 devil head Cayenne spoon 181 cigarette holder - Russia 182 Gorham roast fork - USA 183 pair of server - Austria 184 Lutz&Weiss stopper - Germany 185 posy holder - tussie mussie 186 miniature on ivory brooch 187 napkin ring - Germany 188 ember bowl 189 napkin ring - Denmark 190 bombilla mate - South America 191 ember bowl - Spain 192 sugar tongs - Austria 193 beaker - Italy 194 tea tongs - England 195 tea tongs - England 196 pin tray - Sweden 197 sugar tongs - Austria 198 toothpick - England 199 enameled bronze vase 200 dance card holder - England 201 chamber stick 'palmatoria'-Italy 202 Richard - Ginori Gio Ponti dish 203 salt cellar - Naples 204 white porcelain figurine 205 hair curling iron - USA 206 egg cup - Germany 207 MOP folding button hook 208 pepperette - England 209 Georgian sugar tongs 210 salt cellar - Italy 211 vase - Italy 212 spoon - Russia 213 pastry server - USA 214 tea caddy spoon Buccellati 215 sugar tongs - Italy 216 Art Deco cigarette case - Italy 217 Art Deco silver and ivory vase 218 tray - Lombardo - Veneto 219 nutmeg grater - Holland 220 silver medal - Italy 221 salt cellar - Venice Italy 222 napkin ring - Finland 223 container for cigarette - holder 224 hovedvandsg - Denmark 225 stirrup cup - USA 226 moustache cup - USA 227 wine label - England 228 milk creamer and sugar bowl 229 silver mate - South America 230 tupo or topo - Bolivia 231 walking stick - Germany 232 baby rattle - Italy 233 baby rattle - Italy 234 baby rattle - Italy 235 baby rattle - Italy 236 silver mirror - England 237 Art Deco bookend 238 knife and fork - Japan or China 239 violoncello player statue - Italy 240 tea strainer - Russia 241 tea strainer - Italy 242 hair - pin - Italy 243 salt cellar - Genoa - Italy 244 spirit burner - England 245 ex - voto plaque - Naples - Italy 246 buckle - England 247 flower holder - Belgium 248 wax-jack (bougie box, taper box) 249 sugar tongs - Austria 250 salt cellar - Russia 251 shaving brush - England 252 cigarette case - Japan 253 set of 6 bowls - Italy 254 Sgarabhaigh Sixpence"coin 255 dance card - Italy 256 stamp case - USA 257 matchbox holder - England 258 coaster - Genoa (Italy) 259 baby rattle - Italy 260 Continental bougie - box 261 Brandimarte miniature boiler 262 Andean style footed goblet 263 mether cup - Ireland 264 Gorham dance card holder -USA 265 stamp case - England 266 baby rattle and whistle 267 Gorham shaving travel set 268 pill box - Germany 269 pill box - Italy 270 silverplate creamer - Austria 271 wood/white metal snuff box 272 napkin ring - Germany 273 hair pin - Italy 274 fish slice - Continental 275 sealing wax dispenser 276 baby bib holder - USA 277 enamel on silver watch and pin 278 baby rattle - Italy (possibly) 279 gau - Tibet AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS Aa / Am An / Az Ba / Bh Bi / Bz Ca / Cn Co / Cz Da / Dt Du / Dz E Fa / Fn Fo / Fz Ga / Gh Gi / Gz Ha / Hh Hi / Hz I-J K La / Lh Li / Lz M N O P - Q Ra / Rn Ro / Rz Sa / Sh Si / Sz T - U - V Wa / WG Wh / Wz X - Y - Z AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS ALVIN  CORPORATION GORHAM HOLMES & EDWARDS HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO KIRK STIEFF LUNT SILVERSMITHS MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO REED & BARTON ROGERS SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW TIFFANY & CO TOWLE WALLACE E. 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