I was hoping you could help with some research into a silver doohickey I found while metal detecting in central Scotland. There are only three hallmarks present which I know is usually an indicator of something fishy! The lion passant guardant is present but worn, and the date stamp looks more like a 6 than anything else I could identify.
CPB brought me to the Birmingham board as Charles Penny Brown is who comes up for the maker mark, but it doesn't look like any other examples out there - and all others have the city mark. I don't know what the doohickey is (and I know this isn't the place for IDs) but it does fit with Penny Brown's work, given the sharp curves on the back of this object and the holes it could have been attached to a purse or something similar I imagine.
Can anyone help? I'm sorry I'm a novice, I'm not even sure it's silver... from the back it might be plated? Hope these images are clear enough!
Front with hallmarks: [url]i63.tinypic.com/2cogdow.jpg[/url]
Lion plus date stamp?: [url]i64.tinypic.com/noj4ll.jpg[/url]
Makers mark:[url]i68.tinypic.com/35ajd6w.jpg[/url] vs real Charles Penny Brown stamp: http://www.silvercollection.it/592INGLESEBIS.jpg
Back of piece: [url]i63.tinypic.com/23kxnab.jpg[/url]