English silver dating marks
There is also a separate section on Old Sheffield Plate, as well as an Index organized alphabetically by maker marks.
After this date, it was an offence to sell any precious metal without the appropriate hallmarks.Since 1821, the uncrowned leopard’s head has remained as the distinguishing mark of London.Used from the inception of the Sheffield Assay Office in 1773 , the Crown was the town mark of Sheffield.For two years it was crowned, but has been struck ever since in its present form by all English Assay Offices.The first London silver hallmark to be used was the leopards head, in the year 1300.
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English Silver Hall-Marks: Including the Marks of Origin on Scottish & Irish Silver Plate, Gold, Platinum & Sheffield Plate: With 500 of the More Important Makers Marks from 1697-1900 (Dealer Guides) "English Silver Hallmarks..." is a handy and useful guide for both collectors and dealers of electroplated silver, gold and platinum, and Old Sheffield Plate.