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Halmarks on a spoon

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:32 am
by PW333abc
Hello!

I would be very grateful for help. I have a spoon that according to the stamps is made in Sheffield 1941. What I have not found is who the silversmith is. In addition, there are additional stamps on the right. I don't know what they mean. I also wonder if it is always sterling in English cutlery? In other countries it is more common with a silver content of 800-835.

Best regards

Per


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Re: Halmarks on a spoon

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:00 pm
by silvermakersmarks
It's Sheffield 1966 (upper case Y). 1941 is a lower case y. The additional marks are a Dublin import mark for 1967. I am unable to identify the partial maker's mark - it is not one which I have seen before.

Phil

Re: Halmarks on a spoon

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:06 pm
by PW333abc
Hello!

Thank you very much for the answer.

Best regards

Per

Re: Halmarks on a spoon

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:48 pm
by silvermakersmarks
I should also have answered your other query.

English hallmarked silver is always (with some exceptions) sterling, i.e. .925 standard. Exceptions are that the standard was raised between 1697 and 1720 to Britannia standard (approximately .958) and from 1975 when the UK became a signatory to the International Convention on hallmarks other standards have been allowed, for example .999. The lion passant mark on English silver always means sterling.

Phil

Re: Halmarks on a spoon

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:39 pm
by PW333abc
Hello!

Thank you very much for the answer.

Best regards

Per