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A watch case

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:51 am
by amena
A friend of mine asked me about this punching of a watch case.
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I seem to recognize London 1845, but I could not give him an answer when he asked me why there is not the queen's head.
Can anyone tell me?
Thanks
Amena

Re: A watch case

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:04 am
by silvermakersmarks
There is no queen's head duty mark because there was no tax to pay. Duty on gold and silver watch cases was abolished on 9 March 1798.

The case maker is John West of 24 Banner Street, St Luke's, London.

Phil

Re: A watch case

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:42 am
by amena
Thanks a lot, Phil
Amena