1896: Elkington was forced to change its mark in 1898) of stamping plated wares with the "crown", to avoid misunderstanding with the symbol identifying the Sheffield Assay Office. & Howson Hayne & Cater Hennell family Holland Aldwinckle & Slater Horton & Allday Hukin & Heath W. Jamieson Lambert & Co Lamerie Latham & Morton Levi & Salaman C. The absence of an official dating system makes it difficult to date silver plated wares. Old Sheffield Plate and Electroplated silver are not subject to this practice and the regulation issued by the authorities had the main objective of preventing possible frauds by unscrupulous sellers of plated ware. The best-known initiative is the prohibition (effective from c.
The examples above only show John Moore's mark, some of the others were: William Gale, John Polhemus, Grosjean & Woodward, Wood & Hughes, Henry Hebbard, and William Bogert.
To follow the evolution of the shape of the flag in sterling silver hallmarks or in other dated documents is a useful reference for the approximate dating of silver plate marks.
There are essentially three types of flags: - Type A: early period (from c. 1900)Flag of type A (early period) and type B (medium period).
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