Circular plate/dish in sterling silver Imported to Denmark and sold by English Silver House (E.S.H) diameter is 24.5 cm weight 311 grams marked with Lion and Anchor and 925 and a sign I cannot identify
Hi, The problem is inconsistency with Birmingham marks. No maker`s mark (sponsor`s) as expected; only letter B beside 925, no date letter. It could be American (they often used both lion passant and anchor).But if really Birmingham, this kind of export silver with marks like those, are unknown to me. Regards
Well English Silver House got back to me this morning they said that ESH was their initials 925 indicates that it´s sterling silver lion is sterling anchor is birgmingham they cannot say why the english hallmarks are incomplete (normally 4 stamp) Thay cannot identify the engraved letter (LB og TB) between 925 and the Lion hmmm ? - anyone with an idéa ? I think that maybe the dish was made for export in England
is there annother place to move this post - not shure that I´m able to move it.
Despite what ESH implied to you this anchor (and therefore also the lion passant) are not official Birmingham hallmarks. In particular this exact punch shape is one which has never been used by the Birmingham Assay Office. I suspect that ESH or their supplier must have applied these stamps themselves.
The engraved letter is simply an upper case B in the gothic style.
It is sterling; ESH is a reputable retailer, they would not sell anything marked 925 of lower fineness. The origin of the plate is another story; to make it profitable, they had it made elsewhere with lowest production cost. Regards