1783/1788(?) candlesticks

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1783/1788(?) candlesticks

Postby username2018 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:27 pm



Here are the hallmarks and candlesticks. I have tracked down the date marks (1783 and 1788?). Not sure why there are two.... the town mark i am pretty sure is Sheffield, however, im unable to find the exact match. And the first two hallmarks i cant find anywhere.

Any help with the identification of these is immensly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: 1783/1788(?) candlesticks

Postby silvermakersmarks » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The marks on your candlesticks are manufacturer's marks, not hallmarks. WB are the initials of William Briggs, a Sheffield manufacturer, and the candlesticks are silver plated, not solid silver. I cannot say whether they are electroplated (a process in which a thin layer of pure silver is electrochemically deposited onto a base metal) or Old Sheffield Plate (OSP) which is composed of a plate of silver fused to a base. To check for OSP find an edge and see if the layers can be seen.


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