I have a locket from F & B coming that I ordered. It dawned on me after the fact a question..... It's hallmarked F & B with the flag and "sterling". However it's def gilt gold. Is it safe to assume it's sterling under the gold, or was the F & B Sterling hallmark standard, something they put regardless, even if it wasn't sterling???????? I'm really hoping it's gilt sterling and not brass or something.
I cant find another gilt product of theirs with this same hallmark, they have the more modern F & B without the flag and no "sterling" after/ underneath. Thanks in advance :)
Hi, F&B in a flag mark was used by both Foster & Bailey and later by Theodore W. Foster & Brothers. The history of the company: White & Foster from 1873 to 1878. In 1878 the name became Foster & Bailey. From 1898 to around 1951 they were called Theodore W. Foster & Brothers. Regards
Thank you all both so very much. Yes I'm pretty sure I believe it's legit F&B. I wasn't sure if it's considered standard to mark silver gilt as "sterling silver". It's their only gilt locket I can find that's also marked "sterling".