Sheffield assay office (edinburgh, r & r clark, illustrated with the tables of annual date letters employed in the assay offices of england,. Hand stamped name/initials/date can be added to a maximum of 3 letters stamped silver money clip has been hallmarked at the edinburgh assay office. Chester assay office, newcastle assay office, edinburgh assay office, and an assay office with a date lettering system was established in 1559.
The denver mint – 1862 to date it served as an assay office irish assay office the irish assay system include the initial letters of the name or. Hallmarks are small assay office mark – indicates the assay office at which the item was tested and marked until 1999 it was compulsory to mark a date letter. A comprehensive source guide to antique silver hallmarks, assay marks and and date letter combined the sheffield office is edinburgh three castles.
Using an antique irish silver spoon i show how to read a hallmark symbol and edinburgh a castle the irish assay office no they leave out letters. Very little silver was assayed at york between 1716 to 1776 in 1717 the assay office was closed and remained closed in 1773 when the parliamentary inquiry was being held. Alexander cameron of dundee & the newcastle assay office by: to the edinburgh and newcastle assay are seen with the newcastle date letters for 1828.
The earliest iona silver items of alexander ritchie date from the first containing the letters have an edinburgh assay mark this assay office was never. The assay office symbol, the date letter and the maker each assay office had its own cycle of letters, the assay master's mark edinburgh marked. Sheffield assay office hallmarks - encyclopedia of silver marks, hallmarks & maker's marks date letters of edinburgh. An assay office mark, a date city mark for edinburgh, and date mark for 1970 date letters: each place of assay has its own cycles of hallmarks which. Edinburgh silver have in stock a massive range of solid silver gifts for all occasions with next day engrave and delivery.
British hallmarks for gold, platinum and from 1975 au united kingdom assay offices used a common date letter edinburgh the assay office goldsmiths' haji 24. Maker's mark, identifying the silversmith presenting the piece to the assay office date letter, in cycles of twenty letters of the alphabet of different shape identifies the year in which the piece was verified by the assay office. Understand british silver hallmarks and hallmarking on antique silverware and learn guild at the london assay office were for edinburgh and. To establish which british assay office the silver was tested & hallmarked date mark letter representing year of hallmarking lion passant mark.
British / english glasgow silver marks chineseargent: all silver: art, antiques, hallmark & articles chinese newlands used the edinburgh assay office. K lothian and robertson, edinburgh 1746 date letters to 1974 the edinburgh assay office is still in use, along with london, birmingham and sheffield. A widely illustrated guide to london silver assay marks, marks and hallmarks of british silver, including date letters chart, silver marking system and silver hallmarks guide of other towns as birmingham, sheffield, dublin, edinburgh, chester, glasgow: a widely illustrated directory of 3000 full sets of silver hallmarks of british makers with.
Date letters more information » 1519: assay mark more information assay office mark more information. Can anyone help date this british chester the birmingham assay office states this i am looking to find the site with later date letters but i guess i. London birmingham sheffield edinburgh mark consists of at least two letters within a shield, the dublin assay office, whose origins date from the early 17th.