Antique silver dating marks

This listing should make it easier to identify Grandma’s spoon or a dish in an antiques shop, but remember a mark can easily be copied.

Many makers used their last name, or first initial and last name. They were meant to mislead the public into believing that the silver was of English origin.

Spain, Argentina, Italy and Estonia mark thimbles with 800 too so the mark is not Between 18 small articles were marked with a dagger as an indication of fineness (83.3%) and since 1953 the dagger has contained the fineness figure (835). Many thimbles found in Holland will have been imported and thus have a Dutch import mark. finding of a face (facing either left or right), a workers head, or a hammer and sickle mark usually signify a thimble from Russia. Finland, Germany) may also carry these marks because there was no specific mark for imported silver goods.

Russian silver fineness was measured in 'zolotniks' and '84' corresponding to 87.5% silver is the mark most commonly seen on Russian thimbles Finnish thimbles are usually marked inside the top. Small articles are not required to be marked in Denmark so that one often only finds a fineness mark and a maker's mark either in the top or on the border of the thimble.

Over the years, Reed & Barton has evolved into a diversified tabletop company composed of several divisions.

The Reed & Barton Silversmiths division continues to produce a wide range of fine sterling silver, silverplated, and stainless steel tableware and gifts, including flatware, serveware, and holloware, as well as picture frames, Christmas ornaments, baby gifts, and musicals.

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