A silver object that is to be sold commercially is, in most countries, stamped with one or more silver hallmarks indicating the purity of the silver, the mark of the manufacturer or silversmith, and other optional markings to indicate date of manufacture and additional information about the piece. In some countries, the testing of silver objects and marking of purity is controlled by a national assayer’s office. Hallmarks are applied with a hammer and punch, a process that leaves sharp edges and spurs of metal. Therefore, hallmarking is generally done before the piece goes for its final polishing. The hallmark for sterling silver varies from nation to nation, often using distinctive historic symbols, although Dutch and UK Assay offices no longer strike their traditional hallmarks exclusively in their own territories and undertake assay in other countries using marks that are the same as those used domestically. One of the most highly structured hallmarking systems in the world is that of the United Kingdom, Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland , and Ireland.
Dating walker hall silver plate
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Art Nouveau Antique Walker & Hall Silver Plate Snail Cabbage Leaf Dish cs a dating system of their silver plate based on series of letters of various style.
They are beautifully made, with spot hammered bodies and cast disc feet. A simple design of an embossed band with roses is present, as is the engraved initial R. All pieces are fully hallmarked with clear hallmarks, including the lids and even the finial screwnut. A lovely late Victorian American Sterling silver hand mirror, by the highly regarded Gorham company.
The mirror is embossed in deep relief with roses, with very fine detail. The quality is exceptional, this is a lovely item, a real work of art by a master craftsman. Early Georgian sugar nips with scroll work arms and scallop shell grips. Scratched initials MD in hinge box. Marks makers and lion passant on outer side of finger ring, however the makers mark is only partially visible and appears to be ig which we are informed could possibly be Phillips Garden.
The date mark absent as is usual for nips of this period. Plain, good hallmarks, English Pseudo and makers name. Daniel arrived in the Cape in one of the settlers as a child from Dublin, his Father who had the same name was also a silversmith. Early pair of bright cut English provincial sugar tongs with clear makers and duty mark, however date and town mark are not present.
Quite heavy and solid, have a nice feel.
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Walker & Hall sterling silver embossed rectangular tray Sterling silver Tankard/Mug George IV, by Walker & Hall of Sheffield, assay date
Discussion in ‘ Metalware ‘ started by Lucille. Log in or Sign up. Antiques Board. Silver plate? Am I correct this is silverplate? It is weighted. Also wasn’t sure what to make of the etched mark on the bottom see last photo. Just a scratch or did someone write something here. Thanks for taking a look. Most of my “inherited” silver both sterling and plated had at least one, if not a half-dozen, scratched in marks.
They were used for inventory and insurance purposes. Mansons , Jan 28,
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Tray or tab Share on series of convex, concave and in Pennant Walker amp Hall hallmarks, Sheffield Patented Handle s silver Plated Teapot.
Thanks to the ‘date letter’ any piece of British sterling silver can be exactly dated. Old Sheffield Plate and Electroplated silver are not subject to this practice and the regulation issued by the authorities had the main objective of preventing possible frauds by unscrupulous sellers of plated ware. The best-known initiative is the prohibition effective from c. The absence of an official dating system makes it difficult to date silver plated wares.
An approximate date can be determined by examining:- the style of the object- the presence or absence of the crown before or after c. The key to decrypt Elkington date system is well known and widely illustrated in my website click here for Elkington page. Hulme contact at www. Covering the period from these tables will enable you date your pieces accurately. Any new information, suggestion and addition of missing marks will be highly appreciated mail to silverassociation yahoo.
Antique Victorian Walker & Hall Silver Plated Swing Handle Basket Fruit Bowl 11″
Buy Antique silver-plated soup ladle by Walker & Hall, Oxfam, Walker & Hall, Composition: Silver plate; Condition: Used; Country of origin: GB; Date:
Please browse all 12 sets of photographs for size, weight and condition as they are self explanatory. Very rare in this condition. The silver plating is in excellent order. I may even be able to send you one free of charge. In George Walker, a Sheffield cutler, and Dr. Wright, a surgeon, worked out the process of electroplating and formed the business of Walker and Co of Sheffield. In Henry Hall who was a Worcester solicitor and a man of business joined Walker to set up the first plant in Sheffield, their formal partnership dating from Becoming an assistant of Dr.
John Wright who had conducted important experiments on electroplating Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield. Skip to main content. Watch this item. Picture Information Free postage. Mouse over to zoom – Click to enlarge. Have one to sell?
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Postal discounts available so buy more items from my shop and save. Please read all instructions and information on the enclosed leaflet before using the answer product. Some damages at the beading as depicted.
It looks like an English sterling silver hallmark (maker Walker & Hall, Sheffield date stamp should be looks more like a mark for W&H plate than for sterling – the.
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Set of 12 English antique sterling silver teaspoons and sugar tongs all 13 pieces hallmarked from London in with the makers mark being that of Wakely Wheeler. A very impressive pair of sterling silver candlesticks with embossed decoration hallmarked from London in with the makers mark being that of Rosenzweig Taitelbaum CoIn magnificent order with.