Hi anyone! I need some help please. I have tried looking all over the place to find out what these hallmarks mean. They are on a Silver Cream Jug that I have owned for some time and I would like to know more about it. Can anyone help me please. I would be ever so grateful. Regards, nmdc114 .
Checked my American and Canadian references, but could not find that exact mark. One possibility might be Towle Silversmiths, Newburyport, Massachusetts. They had a Paul Revere trademark that had the letters P and R in script. The problem is, I have only seen the PR letters in a rectangle shape cartouche.
Doesn't look like an American piece to me, gut feeling is that it's from South America and not particularly old. Maybe it's my monitor, but the initials in the odd shaped cartouche (country outline?) look like BR rather than PR. What does the engraving on the side say?
OK, back to British this goes. Knew the shape was geographic, with the help of my trusty 1973 Hammond Atlas and the three lion passants in the crest as a clue, ID'ed it as Guernsey, Channel Islands. http://www.visitguernsey.com/map/?LocationId=1
Thank you all so very much. I have emailed Bruce Russell to ask if they can confirm this to be their hallmark and asked if they could possibly give me an overview of the hallmark so that I can let everyone else know in this discussion what each mark represents. Once again, thank you for a most interesting and very informative discussion. Nigel .