Unknown London sponsor mark

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Peartree
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Unknown London sponsor mark

Postby Peartree » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:27 am

Does anyone know this makers mark dating to London? Dated 1939. Images attached. BGLtd. I believe it may be a later Bromsgrove Guild mark. Their silver was typically assayed in Birmingham and they registered a mark like this in 1922 and 1925 in Birmingham but I wonder if they entered a mark for London too? Thank you (Image of two keys shown, both similarly marked).

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Re: Unknown London sponsor mark

Postby Peartree » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:34 am

The London assay office have been kind enough to get back to me and this mark is for Birmingham Guild [of Handicraft] Ltd, registered in 1927.

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Re: Unknown London sponsor mark

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:44 am

Hi Peartree,

Many thanks for updating the topic, it's very much appreciated.

I note that a similar mark was registered with the Birmingham Assay Office.

Trev.

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Re: Unknown London sponsor mark

Postby Peartree » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:35 am

Sort of! The later Birmingham Guild mark is surrounded by a rectangle. It is readily confused with Bromsgrove Guild later Birmingham marks (c 1925) which look like this but slightly different type face.

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Re: Unknown London sponsor mark

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:48 am

Indeed, here is one noted in use in 1936 on an item assayed at Birmingham:

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