user701 wrote:There is no duty mark present on the hallmarks you provided on the watch case.
Also, the maker entered his mark at Chester assay office, as MCB said in his reply, around 1889, so it a G for 1890
thanks for that, so does it means:
1.duty mark appears on ALL silver products from 1784 - 1890?
(is there any exemption for small silver wares? or it must be taxed when it was assayed? )
2. at the situation without duty mark, which means after 1890, but the date letter doesn't match any of the reference, like this one:
how can you identify?