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hmsk212
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No Assay Office shown

Postby hmsk212 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:07 am

Hi

I would be most grateful for someone to cast an expert eye over this hallmark. It is on a small 4" long condiment/mustard style spoon. It does not have an assay office mark. Is it still classed as silver without this mark or am I just being stupid. Also anything on the manufacturer would be helpful.

[img][IMG]http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u432/hmsk212/P4270004_zpspx8gfc4b.jpg[/img][/img]

Cheers
Steve

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Re: No Assay Office shown

Postby AG2012 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:38 am

Hi,
The maker is Thomas Dene, London. Of course, it`s sterling silver.
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Re: No Assay Office shown

Postby AG2012 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:45 am

Have embedded your image.
The year should be 1802.
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Re: No Assay Office shown

Postby SteveDWollongong » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:23 am

Hi,
Confirming the year is 1802 which is too late for Thomas Dene. It works in perfectly however for Thomas Dicks. If you look at both maker marks, they are practically identical. You can find them here:

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Make ... TH.html#TD

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Steve

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Re: No Assay Office shown

Postby hmsk212 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:15 am

Many thanks for the replies and for helping with the image. I'm still not sure as to the reason why there is no London Mark.

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Steve

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Re: No Assay Office shown

Postby AG2012 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:09 am

Hi,
The city mark was omitted on small items at the time to prevent marks being transposed onto larger objects.
Duty paid for a spoon, get back to the workshop and transpose marks to whatever much heavier object.
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Re: No Assay Office shown

Postby hmsk212 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:11 pm

Thanks once again

Steve


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