silvermakersmarks wrote:I don't understand what you mean by "cover the city mark". The London crowned leopard's head mark looks perfectly normal in your picture, albeit with a bit of wear due to use and polishing. That said you have a spoon with a date letter which I am pretty sure is "d" for the assay year 1739/40. The maker's mark is either SM or WS but I am away from home and do not have access to my references. Perhaps somebody else will look in their copy of Grimwade and supply the answer.
Sasropakis wrote:To me the crowned leopard's head looks just like it should after years of polishing. The other hallmarks seem to be deeper so they are not that much affected by polishing. I have a salt where all hallmarks are worn by polishing so that only their outlines can be recognized.
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