White & Hawkins Birmingham Pls Help ID Pattern frm 1922 Wedding Gift

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White & Hawkins Birmingham Pls Help ID Pattern frm 1922 Wedding Gift

Postby Been2theMountaintop » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:21 pm

Any help you can offer identifying pattern would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to rednose and everyone else who did all the wonderful work on this site.

This set is in a quartersawn oak (?) box with the dedication from coworkers to my paternal grandparents (from Liverpool) on a brass (?) plaque glued on top. There's a built-in bottom layer and a lift-out-tray top layer. Inside top cover is cloth filled with horsehair. I don't know how to tell if it is German (NO) silver, sterling silver, or silverplate. So if it does not belong here, I apologize.

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There's a "curl" at the bottom of each piece. Some types of pieces have the pattern on the front and some on the back.

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Re: White & Hawkins Birmingham Pls Help ID Pattern frm 1922 Wedding Gift

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:48 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

This pattern is normally known as Old English here in the UK. The manufacturer is actually Walker & Hall Ltd of Sheffield. The material is electroplate on a base metal, probably nickel silver. The A1 mark is the manufacturer's estimation of plating quality (thickness).

In addition Walker & Hall were unusual among electroplaters in including a date code in their marks and the letter "c" is their date code for (I believe) 1921 which fits very nicely with your history of the set.

Phil

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Re: White & Hawkins Birmingham Pls Help ID Pattern frm 1922 Wedding Gift

Postby Been2theMountaintop » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:41 pm

Hey Phil
Talk about FAST and Helpful! You folks are the best.


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