I am looking to see if anyone can identify the following hallmark on a tea service given to me by my grandmother. The mark is an "M" on the left, Fleur de Lis in the center, and a crown over letter "C" on the right. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
My wife and I have come across a set with these markings as well. Its a 7 piece set that has a stand for the tea pot with what looks like a warmer under the base. Its a beautiful set we would love to learn more about but no one seems to know who the maker is. Ours has the M, Fleur de Lis, Crown over C marking with the words "Silver on Copper" underneath.
Not reversed, but an actual mirror image. Notice areas recessed in stamped versions are raised on yours? Therefore, this was cast/stamped where a lower plate (the back side) had the mark in it already. Just guessing, but looks like maker became more automated in producing their items, eliminating the need to stamp each piece. We'll have to see if this recurs.
I have recently come across a silver epergne which has these same marks: M + FLUER DI LIS + Crown over C. The piece seems to be solid silver, not plated, and the silver is soft. I even believe it maybe coin silver. The piece is not very large but its base is heavy. Three arms with silver bowl/candle holders radiate from the y shaped base and a center fluted column with 2 cherubs support a shallow silver bowl. I have exhausted my search for the maker with no luck. How can I be sure it is solid or if it is coin?
I am reporting this same hallmark. It is the lower of the two images in dragonflywink's post.
It is on teapot with fancy feet. Looks English but is not silver, but rather a shiny gold color. This fancy “Victorian reproduction style” teapot I originally thought to be very shiny brass. (Indeed I purchased it with a lot of about 30 copper items.)
Could it be gold plated? Any approx date for this mark?
And of course, a maker name for this mark would be fabulous : )