Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

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Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

Postby SGlanz » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:20 pm

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Can someone tell me what these hallmarks mean on my mother's demitasse spoons? I'm assuming the passant lion means sterling silver. Is the H is a date mark? what date(s)? Is the next one a shield? what does it mean? JW&Co is that referring to John Wigfall & Co? If so I can't find that he made demitasse spoons with patterns. Anyone know the pattern name? Thanks for any help you can give.

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Re: Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

Postby silvermakersmarks » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:26 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. Please embed your images rather than using links. Note that Google is not a suitable photo host.

https://postimages.org is recommended (click 'Share', then copy and paste the 'Hotlink for forums' code to embed your images). Do not use Photobucket or Dropbox.

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Re: Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

Postby SGlanz » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:59 pm

Post images won't let me create an account, the website says it will send me a link but never does. Is there another one that you can recommend?

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Re: Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

Postby SGlanz » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:02 pm

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Can someone tell me what these hallmarks mean on my mother's demitasse spoons? I'm assuming the passant lion means sterling silver. Is the H is a date mark? what date(s)? Is the next one a shield? what does it mean? JW&Co is that referring to John Wigfall & Co? If so I can't find that he made demitasse spoons with patterns. Anyone know the pattern name? Thanks for any help you can give.[/quote]

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Re: Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

Postby SGlanz » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:03 pm

I figured out how to post an image without making an account. Hopefully the images can be seen now. I see them on my end. Sorry for my ignorance earlier.

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Re: Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

Postby silvermakersmarks » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:55 am

JW&Co is Josiah Williams & Co, a Bristol company with a long history. The lion passant is the hallmarked guarantee of sterling silver and the other 2 marks are the (somewhat rubbed) uncrowned leopard's head for London and the date letter H for the assay year 1943/44.

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Re: Demitasse Spoon Hallmark Help Needed

Postby SGlanz » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:59 pm

Awesome forum, thank you Phil!


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