Understanding British Hallmarks The 8 hallmarks that guarantee the quality and value on UK Assayed products.
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Knowing when you have Gorham Silver – The Gorham Manufacturing Company is one of America’s largest manufacturers of silver-plate and sterling pieces, along with a foundry for bronze sculpture.
Gorham got it’s start in 1831 with Jabez Gorham in partnership with Henry Webster.
Britain always used the standard 925 and had another standard which is 956 silver which was called Britannia silver (this Britannia silver is seldom seen) and instead of the Lion rampant or lion Pageant you would see Britaina. Hence why British silver is sought after pre-1900 hundreds.
The Hallmarking Act 1973 changed on 1 January 1999 and allows articles of higher and lower standards of fineness to be sold. Consumers may now choose from a much wider range of goods but to continue to benefit from the same level of protection. Using a British Hallmark Guide How to quickly identify gold and Silver hallmarks that you see in car boot sales and markets.To navigate the site, it is easiest to use the green menu bar at the top of the screen.If you don't know the country of origin of the marks you are researching, the "World Hallmarks" page is probably the best place to start.AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS ALVIN  CORPORATION GORHAM HOLMES & EDWARDS HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO KIRK STIEFF LUNT SILVERSMITHS MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO REED & BARTON ROGERS SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW TIFFANY & CO TOWLE WALLACE E. WEBSTER & SON AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS Aa / Am An / Az Ba / Bh Bi / Bz Ca / Cn Co / Cz Da / Dt Du / Dz E Fa / Fn Fo / Fz Ga / Gh Gi / Gz Ha / Hh Hi / Hz I-J K La / Lh Li / Lz M N O P - Q Ra / Rn Ro / Rz Sa / Sh Si / Sz T - U - V Wa / WG Wh / Wz X - Y - Z This is a page of 'The What is?
Silver Dictionary' of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a 1500 pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, Sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths (Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington), history, oddities ...
So most Jewellery made by fine houses in Scandinavia will in fact be marked 830s but will have a standard silver of 925.