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English Silver148 of 167Made in England Silver baby teether/RattleFour Victorian Silver Gilt Sugar Sifter Spoons Boxed by William Comyns 1889
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    Posted 9 years ago

    dhumphrey12
    (30 items)

    Found this magnifying glass at a local thrift store, so excited to find
    this. I need help identifying it though, and possibly its worth.
    Markings: crown/lion/T capital
    also JB and looks like JIB, and an ornate diamond with
    small letters in it. Any help will be appreciated.
    Also looks like the handle is antler.

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    1. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Nice Find!
    2. dhumphrey12 dhumphrey12, 9 years ago
      Thanks, I hope I can find out the details of this piece. Still some hope for treasure hunters yet
    3. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      check out this link, it has a list of sterling makers and their marks, it might help you identify the time period and the maker if you can match any of them up. http://www.925-1000.com/
    4. dhumphrey12 dhumphrey12, 9 years ago
      Thank You so much!!! Ton of information.
      Crown symbol City of Sheffield England
      Lion is a symbol of sterling silver
      T- is the year 1885
      JB- John Batt 1880
      Still I can not find what the JIB means.
      This was very educating, and enjoyed this very much
      I am starting to get attached to this piece now. Though still
      I would like to know its value if anyone can help.
    5. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Here is a similar one on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grand-Antique-Antler-Horn-Sterling-Silver-Magnifying-Glass-1884-/230753905730?pt=Antiques_Silver&hash=item35ba012c42
    6. chevy59 chevy59, 9 years ago
      Don't clean or polish the sterling, in my opinion it will de-value the piece.
    7. dhumphrey12 dhumphrey12, 9 years ago
      Great advise, it looks better. Thank You for all your help
      its been a pleasure

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