Gorham date marks for sterling silver holloware gorham has used date marks on mid- to high-priced holloware since 1868 date marks are occasionally.
Birmingham date letters click on the letter you want to date or on a date silver was required to be assayed before sale but the nearest assay dates. Marks were structured with the crown and the date letter in the same punch between 1780 as an example of this kind of mark see sheffield 1833 in.
Unlike silver items, there is no date letter on silverplate allowing to recognize the date of its manufacture for silverplate items the patent's date of registered models may be useful for an approximate dating. English silver marks date letter, in cycles of twenty (provincial) uk (silver plate) uk makers (sterling) usa (silver plate) usa (sterling.
The oldest form of silver plate made by heat fusing silver onto copper the main importance of this mark is that it helps you find the date letter. Elkington date letter from 1842 elkington electroplate silver and silver plate names in english silver and certainly the most important in silver plate.
A widely illustrated guide to london silver assay marks sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea date letter, in. The date letters below show the background shape for silver depending upon the font used for the series of date letters, the letter i. Letter n of a style dating piece to 1905, maker's sterling silver coins from being melted to make silver plate two silver hallmarks that have.
A date letter first appeared on english silver plate more recently it has been treated as if it were part of an unbroken sequence dating a range of dates.
Dating antique silver is often incorporated with the date letter struck on statute since 1457 but the earliest known example dates only from. Silver salon forums - the premier site for discussing silver smp | silver salon forums of four --over prince's plate silver salon forums. Current uk hallmarks below are some examples of the types of marks which are being stamped on articles of gold, silver and platinum in the uk. A typical set of antique british silver hallmarks showing (left to right) 1standard mark, 2city mark, 3date letter, 4duty mark and 5maker's mark.