Is this worn hallmark on a goblet Sheffield 1773?

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WinstonW
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Is this worn hallmark on a goblet Sheffield 1773?

Postby WinstonW » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:09 pm

Hi

The crown makes me think this hallmark is from Sheffield and the letter looks like that for 1773. However the cartouche looks wrong and I would expect the first year of Sheffield to be quite unusual (it is not 1973!). As very worn, I'm at a loss to know exactly what is the hallmark. Will someone put me out of my misery and give me an expert view? Thanks.

If of any relevance, the goblet is 6 inches high, weighs 186g and has a mark (I think stamped) under the base that reads G 71

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Re: Is this worn hallmark on a goblet Sheffield 1773?

Postby dognose » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:05 pm

Hi,

Welcome to Forum.

I apologise if my answer disappoints. The item is silver-plated.

It was made by Richard Hodd & Sons of London. See: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_H2.html

The crown was a common device applied to plated wares until its use on such pieces was outlawed in around 1897, so the piece predates that and was made between 1872 and 1897.

Trev.

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Re: Is this worn hallmark on a goblet Sheffield 1773?

Postby WinstonW » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:06 pm

Ah, Whilst it would have been nice to be told it was a real silver piece from 1773, it is great to find out what is really is & the maker.
Sorry to have troubled the forum with what looks to be a basic mistake.

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Re: Is this worn hallmark on a goblet Sheffield 1773?

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:24 am

It's absolutely no trouble, we enjoy seeing anything shiny!

Plated items are becoming more and more appreciated. At this period they were great pieces of workmanship.

Trev.


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