Asprey salver - puzzling hallmarks

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Macrosan
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Asprey salver - puzzling hallmarks

Postby Macrosan » Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:08 pm

I've been asked for help with an Asprey salver, but I'm baffled by the hallmarks shown in the second photo below.

I can't see a town mark, unless the 'Tudor rose is a special for Asprey?

I'm not sure if the cross-barred 'Z' is a date letter.

Is the curlicued 'A' an Asprey maker's mark?

I deduce from the presence of a '.925' mark that this is a second half of the 20th century piece?

Any help will be much appreciated.

https://imgur.com/a/g6096ar

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Re: Asprey salver - puzzling hallmarks

Postby oel » Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:27 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. Please embedded your images as most of our members do not open links.
For info see:
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Re: Asprey salver - puzzling hallmarks

Postby AG2012 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:32 pm

Hi,
Asprey & Garrard (partnership lasted 1988 - 2002).
The rose is Sheffield assay office and letter z stands for 1999.
Regards
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Re: Asprey salver - puzzling hallmarks

Postby Macrosan » Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:41 am

oel wrote:Hi, welcome to the forum. Please embedded your images as most of our members do not open links.
For info see:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199

Peter.

Thanks Peter. I did try to embed but it didn't seem to work. I'll practise some more

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Re: Asprey salver - puzzling hallmarks

Postby Macrosan » Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:48 am

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Asprey & Garrard (partnership lasted 1988 - 2002).
The rose is Sheffield assay office and letter z stands for 1999.
Regards
Image

Thanks AG2012. That's perfect! When did Sheffield switch from the crown? I'm not used to modern hallmarks and my books only go up to the early 1900s.

And thanks for embedding the hallmark photo for me ;-)

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Re: Asprey salver - puzzling hallmarks

Postby silvermakersmarks » Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:01 am

Sheffield's town mark changed from crown to rose on 1st January 1975 when all four British Assay Offices synchronised their date letters starting with "A". London, Birmingham and Edinburgh retained the same town marks but Edinburgh replaced the thistle symbol for sterling with a lion rampant.

Phil


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