Help identifying tankard hallmarks please

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dwdm84
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Help identifying tankard hallmarks please

Postby dwdm84 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:07 am

Hi, Have been digging through our garage and found a small tankard with an engraving from 1904. I believe SWS&co is Birmingham but am not sure what an anchor, lion and lower case "d" indicate, can anyone help? I can't figure out how to post a picture. Anyone who could offer any insight! thank you, Dominic

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Re: Help identifying tankard hallmarks please

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:21 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The below should help you:

How to Add Images

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http://www.tinypic.com is recommended. Embedded images get a far greater response than just posting links.

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For more information see:

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Trev.

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Re: Help identifying tankard hallmarks please

Postby dwdm84 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:50 am

Thank you Trev. Below is a picture of both the hallmarks as well as the tankard itself. Any help here would be greatly appreciated,

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Thanks.

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Re: Help identifying tankard hallmarks please

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:29 am

Hi Dominic,

Well done with the images.

Your item was made by S.W. Smith & Co. of Cambridge Street, Birmingham. It was assayed at Birmingham (anchor) in 1903-4 (letter 'd'). The Lion mark indicates that the piece is made of Sterling Silver (925/1000).

Trev.

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Re: Help identifying tankard hallmarks please

Postby dwdm84 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:35 am

That's so helpful Trev, thank you so much


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