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Import Mark London Office 1918

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:41 am
by yorkish
The hallmarks on this ring are very small, but i can identify 9 carat gold stamped at London in 1918.
The ring has a slight "rose" hue (which isn't really evident in the photos), so i think this must be 9 carat rose gold.

What puzzles me is the number 9 in the 9 375 fineness mark. It's lying on its side, not upright. Both numbers are shown inside an "arrow head" type shield. I think this means the item is imported. However, there is no other mark indicating the origin.
Does anyone have any thoughts please?

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Re: Import Mark London Office 1918

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:37 am
by silvermakersmarks
9 and .375 both indicate 9 carat gold: 9/24 = 0.375. The punch shape is normal and does not indicate an import; this shown by the London uncrowned leopard's head being replaced with the same import mark as used for silver.

Phil

Re: Import Mark London Office 1918

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 am
by yorkish
Thanks for your comments Phil.
Enlightening.
Research is interesting, but sometimes ends up a bit wide of the mark.
A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing !!

Re: Import Mark London Office 1918

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:45 pm
by dognose
Maker appears to be Charles Green & Son of Augusta Street, Birmingham.

Trev.