Chaffers' Hand Book to Hall Marks on Gold and Silver Plate
Originally published in 1902. A revised edition with upwards of forty of the hall marks having been redrawn from original specimens. The well illustrated Contents Include: Tables of Date Letters of the Assay Offices London Birmingham Chester Exeter Newcastle Sheffield Edinburgh Glasgow Dublin.
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22 karats 9 karats adopted alphabet annual letter Apostle spoon appointed Assay Master ASSAY OFFICE LETTERS assay town assayed and marked assayer BANFF Birmingham Britannia castle and lion castle with three CHAFFERS Chester Chester City City Arms cocoanut cup Company Crest CYCLE date letter Date Mark dateletter demilions Dessert Spoon discontinued Dublin Duty Mark Earl of Breadalbane EDINBURGH escutcheon EXETER fiddle head fleurdelis four marks French pattern GLASGOW gold and silver gold of 22 Goldsmiths HALL MARKS Hancock harp crowned Ireland King’s head LEITH Leopard’s head crowned lion passant lion’s head erased London Assay Office Maker's Mark maker’s initials Motto NewcastleuponTyne Norwich Old English oval bowl PERTH porringer Roman capital seventeenth century SHEFFIELD ASSAY OFFICE shield silver plate sovereign’s head stamped in London standard mark surname sword between three Table Spoon thistle three gerbes three towers town mark triple towered W. J. Cripps wardens York