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In the Old Sheffield Plate section, for example, there are extensive entries for makers marks and a section on pictorial marks.The entry for Richard Morton's silver, however, includes two entries from 1765, but there is no mention of the mark for "Morton & Co.," which is quite different from the earlier marks. I also highly recommend "Guide to Marks of Origin on British and Irish Silver Plate from Mid 16th Century to the Year 1950 and Old Sheffield Plate Maker's Marks 1743-1860," because it includes information for the first half of the twentieth century.You never know what to expect when called out to provide a house contents valuation.A friend of mine, who was valuing the silver collection in a grand house in East Anglia, came across an 18th-century Irish dish ring in the basement.If you want to learn more about silver styles & designs then click here.
The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office is the London hallmark - our town mark is the leopard's head.
This is a very handy, easy to use guide to the main English, Edinburgh and Dublin Silver Hall Marks in good quality paper-back form.