Can't figure out this hallmark

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twig87
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Can't figure out this hallmark

Postby twig87 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:31 am

Hello all, I'm fairly accustomed to dealing with British hallmarks so this item is alien to me. I can't seem to figure out where this one is from. The maker's mark suggests it's Victorian British (W Jackson & Son?) however I can't figure out the other marks.

It''s a silver brooch with maker's mark W.J & S.

The first mark looks a little bit like a musical note, letter M or maybe some sort of harp. The second mark is a 925. The third mark looks a bit like a greek 'Tau' letter and is something I've never seen in silver before - I've attached an example of what it looks like below.

In terms of style, it's an Irish shamrock with green agate inlay. Many thanks!

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Re: Can't figure out this hallmark

Postby twig87 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:33 am

My images don't seem to have appeared... testing again.

https://ibb.co/hsMP476


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Re: Can't figure out this hallmark

Postby AG2012 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:55 am

Hi,
It was imported to Ireland.The mark on the left is Dublin import mark,date letter looks like Gaelic t for 1984.
After all, it is shamrock and makes sense.Not familiar with sponsor`s (importer) mark.
Regards

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Re: Can't figure out this hallmark

Postby twig87 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:08 am

Thank you so much! Of course it's Irish, I should have realised...

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Re: Can't figure out this hallmark

Postby twig87 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:10 am

As an aside, is there somewhere I can find the list of 'import to Dublin' date letters? I only ask as the brooch style is unusual for the 1980s. Many thanks!

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Re: Can't figure out this hallmark

Postby AG2012 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:21 am


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Re: Can't figure out this hallmark

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm

There are no import-specific date letters for any of the British and Irish assay offices. The same letters are used for home-production and import.

Phil


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