What does the number mean under the hallmark

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jake613
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What does the number mean under the hallmark

Postby jake613 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:35 pm

I know the Meriden Brittania Hallmark, I am just trying to identify what the 1662 signifies.

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Re: What does the number mean under the hallmark

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:23 pm

Hi,
Pattern number,design number.
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Re: What does the number mean under the hallmark

Postby jake613 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:49 am

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Pattern number,design number.
Regards


Is there somewhere on the web that I can find the name of the design?

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Re: What does the number mean under the hallmark

Postby jake613 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:58 am

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Pattern number,design number.
Regards


Or at least an approximate year of manufacturing?

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Re: What does the number mean under the hallmark

Postby dragonflywink » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:29 pm

The production codes were not assigned sequentially, even if they were, it would only indicate the date first produced, later production would bear the same number - the style might give an idea of dating. Meriden didn't start production of sterling silver pieces until 1895/96, the mark shown was still in use by International Silver into at least the 1930s, possibly later, have seen many mid 20th century International pieces bearing the the eagle mark sans 'M'...

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