Help with makers marks on 17 piece Fruit set from Belfast

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Help with makers marks on 17 piece Fruit set from Belfast

Postby flybynight » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:43 pm

Can anyone help me identify the maker of this wonderful 17 piece fruit set in a wooden box with a sewn in nametag of: Sharman D. Neill, 12 Donegall Place, Belfast. Is it plate or is it Sterling? Each piece has the same Rd. No. 372053 on them . Thanks a bunch.

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Postby 2209patrick » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:19 pm

Hello.

Sharman D. Neill may have been the retailer.
The HA, EA and FA marks are a silverplate mark used by the Atkin Brothers, Sheffield, England.
http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_A.html

http://www.925-1000.com/registry.html

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Postby flybynight » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:10 pm

So is this set Sheffield Plate? Do you know about what year it dates back to?

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Postby 2209patrick » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:03 pm

The Atkin Brothers began using that set of electroplate marks in 1853.
Don't know how long they used them, possibly well into the 20th century.

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Postby larkfield » Thu May 01, 2008 4:07 am

The Rd No can be found under British Registry Dates (go to Home Page) which on the number you quote, the design was registered in 1901, so made after this date

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Postby dognose » Thu May 01, 2008 5:38 am

Hi,

I believe Sharman D. Neil were manufacturers and retailers, they entered their mark at the Dublin Assay Office in 1890 and were still in business during the Edwardian period at least.

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Re: Help with makers marks on 17 piece Fruit set from Belfast

Postby Aguest » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:23 am

For what it's worth, I have a large set by Sharman D. Neill in the original fitted box with the original Sharman D. Neill label, and there is one single differently-hallmarked piece which is a cheese scoop and it bears the "HA EA FA" Atkins Brothers hallmarks, so I do wonder if they had a relationship of some sort based on these the two silver-plate sets which are now described in this thread ::


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