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Silver2357 of 3001Coin Silver Spoon: N. HawleyWater pitcher 1877
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    Posted 9 years ago

    BHock45
    (807 items)

    Hi everyone. Here is an item I picked up recently. I am looking for info. regarding date, and of course, whether it is authentic. I think it is, but I would rather see what everyone thinks. The pictures show the hallmark in a high definition close up with automatic tone, color, and contrast adjustments. The date letter is hard to make out, so I am curious to see what everyone thinks.

    Thanks for looking everyone!

    Brett

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      The crowned leopard's head was used from 1478 to 1882 as the mark for London. The lion rampant means sterling .925.
      The king's head is one of the George's, George III.
      That B is for 1789 the year when the King was declared mad and his son took over as Regent until his final demise in 1829.
      1789 is also a year of import for US citizens too, for other reasons but linked to crazy George.
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      vetraio50, thanks for the help and the love. When you say, "that B" are you referring to the date mark? I am reading this as a "P".
    3. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      I am referring to the mark above the duty mark. I am reading this as a spoon made in London England in the year 1810. The manufacturer being unknown. Is this correct?
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi again!
      A 'P' would be 1730 or 1810.
      Looking again it is a 'P', I apologize.
      If you look at the surrounding cartouche the final decision can be made.
      The sovereign's head (a Duty Mark) didn't begin as an extra mark until 1784, so the date must be 1810.
      http://www.silvercollection.it/dictionaryhallmarkinginbritain.html
      No maker's mark as you said.
    5. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      hi vetraio50. I happen to agree, however, I was also contemplating 1790. Which would also be a "P", wouldn't it?

      http://www.925-1000.com/dlc_london.html

    6. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Since I made the enlarged image it is clear that it is, without a doubt, the 1810 "P". Thanks again!!
    7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Wonderful! : )
    8. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      Thanks mikkochristmas11!

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