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roughy101
13-02-2008, 18:35
i have a dish i want to date i have tried googling but dont seem to beable to find what i am looking for,it is marked L&CO then 5 boxes in this order
? B crown A the last looks likean s with a line through it and 629
Rd180101 :help:

poppins
13-02-2008, 18:37
i have a dish i want to date i have tried googling but dont seem to beable to find what i am looking for,it is marked L&CO then 5 boxes in this order
? B crown A the last looks likean s with a line through it and 629
Rd180101 :help:

Google Silver Markings.

SimpyTimpy
13-02-2008, 19:01
I think it would be 62.9% pure silver, with 37.1% alloys?

hennypenny
13-02-2008, 19:09
can you put up a photo of the dish and marks so we could have a look?

roughy101
13-02-2008, 19:12
I think it would be 62.9% pure silver, with 37.1% alloys?i dont think it is silver and alloys as it is too light it only weighs 17gi know the crown is sheffield

hennypenny
13-02-2008, 19:22
If you think it is Sheffield then the S with a line would possibly be 1910.

I can't see an L&CO, but there is an E&CO, if the E has got rubbed a bit? If so then it is Elkingtons.

The Rd will probably be the registered design number, so if you find the company you might be able to find the design in their catalogues.

retep
13-02-2008, 19:28
http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilverhallmarksSHE.html

roughy101
13-02-2008, 19:34
http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilverhallmarksSHE.htmlthere are two L&co on the above site one is liberty &co the other is john lawrence ledsam vale &co but i cant find any info on them.

roughy101
13-02-2008, 19:35
If you think it is Sheffield then the S with a line would possibly be 1910.

I can't see an L&CO, but there is an E&CO, if the E has got rubbed a bit? If so then it is Elkingtons.

The Rd will probably be the registered design number, so if you find the company you might be able to find the design in their catalogues.thanks the s with a line through being 1910is helpful

hennypenny
13-02-2008, 19:37
Have you seen the online encyclopedia of silver marks?

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

and if you can't find it on there try on the silver marks forum

http://925-1000.com/forum/index.php

FairyNormal
13-02-2008, 20:58
My son recently dug up an old knife whilst metal detecting and we wanted to know the markings etc. If you go to the Central Library, in the reference section they have loads of books with all sorts of makers marks and hallmarks with dates, places etc. Maybe that would be worth a look.

roughy101
14-02-2008, 08:51
thanks for all yourhelp:thumbsup: