1773 london assay?

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1773 london assay?

Postby Paul Tomaszewski » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:37 am

Hello all, new guy. I recently purchased a sword cane with gold plated sterling fittings. It was described as an 19th century work, but my review of the markings dates this to 1773. Can photos be posted here?

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Re: 1773 london assay?

Postby dognose » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:41 pm

Hi Paul

Welcome to the Forum.

We look forward to seeing the images.

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Re: 1773 london assay?

Postby Paul Tomaszewski » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:32 am

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Re: 1773 london assay?

Postby Sasropakis » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 am

Yes, that appears to be London 1773. The date letter "S" is similar to 1873 and 1933 but the hallmarks don't include a duty mark (soveraign's head) which was used from 1784 until late 19th century and the town mark of London, leopard's head, has a crown which was removed in 1821 so this leaves 1773 the only option. See https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dat ... s%20S.html. And the style is also appropriate for the 18th century.

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Re: 1773 london assay?

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:14 pm

Hi Paul,

What makes you think it's gold-plated? Rather than 22ct. gold.

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Re: 1773 london assay?

Postby Paul Tomaszewski » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:54 pm

Trev,

Here is the auction description: "Fine 19th century English gilt sterling silver and wood sword cane with fancy engraved blade. Hallmarks of London". It would then appear they only got the year wrong, as there is wear around the top edge showing a silver color below.

Paul

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Re: 1773 london assay?

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:33 pm

Ah, I wondered as at this date the hallmarks for gold and silver were the same.

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