SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

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SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

Postby niceguy1 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:07 am

Hi

I’m trying to figure out this Samuel Boyce Landeck silver bowl.

Is it Chester 1904? & the F for Foreign? What are the 2 other marks in the middle?

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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Re: SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

Postby oel » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:38 am

Hi, made in the Netherlands for export, Dutch Lion rampant 1 with export key, standard mark for silver 934/1000 fineness this standard mark used 1814-1953.Import marks for Chester, by Samuel Boyce Landeck (SBL), date letter D for 1904, F for import or foreign.
Please check for Dutch maker's mark and office mark or Minerva head with a Dutch date letter, most probably a Gothic U for 1904. Those missing marks could be spread over the object.

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Re: SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:42 pm

It is worth noting that 1904 is when use of the "F" on imported silver was abolished and Chester changed to using the acorn and leaves symbol, so we see both styles of mark with the script D for 1904.

Phil

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Re: SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

Postby oel » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:49 pm

Hi Phil,

Thanks for your additional information about British import marks.

Best,


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Re: SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

Postby niceguy1 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:35 pm

HI OEL

You are right, on closer inspection I see 2 more hallmarks. On the top lip there is a script mark & on the foot the Minerva head.

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Re: SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

Postby oel » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:54 am

Hi,

Indeed the date letter Gothic U for 1904 and Minerva head, the maker’s mark might have been erased.

Oel.

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Re: SBL Chester hallmarks Dutch or Hanau?

Postby niceguy1 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:03 am

Many thanks Oel & Phil.


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