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The city mark no longer indicates the city in which the piece was assayed, or that the item was assayed in the UK. Since July Birmingham Assay Office have been striking Birmingham Hallmarks in Mumbai, India and there are proposals for further offshore marking centres. In March the British Hallmarking Council announced that in future, items assayed and marked offshore must be distinguishable from those assayed in the UK.
An additional mark to indicate that an item was assayed outside the UK is likely to be introduced in Sheffield Assay have a sub-office in Malpensa, Italy.
Both pieces also have a Duty Mark Queen Victoria. Each silver maker has his or her own, unique maker's mark. This hallmark is usually a set of initials inside an escutcheon. The Legislative Reform Order LRO which came into law on 8 February also changed the requirements for sponsor marks, allowing logos to be used for the first time, as long as they provide the required traceability. Irish silver also contains the image of Hibernia. This mark was introduced in , and is still in use today.
The series of hallmarks described above are still in use in today. However, there are two silver hallmarks that have been discontinued: Beginning on 1 December , British law mandated that a duty mark be applied to silver pieces. This showed that the requisite tax had been paid to the Crown.
The duty mark was a profile of the head of the current reigning monarch. The mark was discontinued in An additional British hallmark that is no longer used is the tally mark, which was the unique mark of a journeyman finishing his apprenticeship. These marks were used as a record of the pieces made by each journeyman so that each could be given proper payment.
France[ edit ] The French assay mark for sterling silver is the head of the goddess Minerva. Silver items with a slightly lower grade of silver, parts per thousand, are marked with the head of Minerva, next to which is a "2".
French silver made for export carries an assay mark in the shape of the head of Mercury, along with a number to indicate the millesimal fineness: This salver is made of solid hammered silver except for its three cast feet. Diameter is about 40 cm, height 5 cm. Its hexagonal shape, scalloped edges, and simplicity are typical of salvers made in Europe during the 18th century.
It bears a coat of arms with a ducal crown and a plummeted helmet incised in the center. The top of the salver is also struck with three aligned marks: The first one reads MARTIN under a centered script initial that is half erased; The second looks like a standing lion which is quite worn; The third mark seems impossible to decipher. Could the ASCAS members help me confirm or identify the period, the country, and the maker of this antique salver? Many thanks for your feedback Francois Costes Dear Giorgio, I may have found the name of the silversmith that made the Spanish salver.
Thanks to the valuable info that you provided I was able to do more research on the Internet. Using the Google search engine, I decided, just an hour ago, to target Spanish sites with key words as: I quickly found a link between the names [Martinez] and [Luque], with several options, one being the silversmith Juan de Luque y Ramirez.
When I added this last name to my search sequence, I discovered the following link: Caliz de plata sobredorada] book page , or PDF doc page 9. The first mark is identical to mine.
The letter L is missing on the PDF document, but it seems to be the same name, notably with a Q that looks, on both marks, like a reversed P , or a lowercase q. My wife and I purchased this in Ireland 20 years ago, at an old castle. While cleaning out a closet we rediscovered this wonderful piece.