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Curiously marked fork

Postby Granmaa » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:56 am

This fiddle pattern dessert fork of British style and with a British style monogram has some rather unBritish hallmarks.

Norway has been suggested to me, though I haven't been able to check this. Any information would be appreciated.

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Postby Granmaa » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:39 am

With Trev's help, I've been able to find out that these are Maltese hallmarks, stamped when Malta was a British colony.

The R mark is their standard indicating Roman Fineness: 11 deniers; which I think means 11/12 or 91.66666667%

Now I just need to find out who RC is. Does anyone know of any books on Maltese silver?

Miles[/list]

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Postby Granmaa » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:52 am

New information:

THE GOLDSMITHS OF MALTA AND THEIR MARKS (Victor F. Denaro) (1972)

page 158: R = period 1826-1857; Governor Sir Thomas Maitland during British Rule; equivalent to 917 ppt.

page 186: RC = Rocco Corsone; date of warrant is 16/9/1840

1849 = date of manufacture

Thankyou Doos and Alain


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