Hallmarks .......

When you comes to hallmarks,

it's a measure.

England has for London, Sheffield and Birmingham and God knows what.

Switzerland has NO, what I found...

Sweden has a very smart system,

show you an old, that belonged to my Father.

Hallmarks .......

Later years it's disappeared...EU...

The Swedish Gold and Silver also had a "cat foot" mark,

which is the three crowns as you seen on my buttons Hallmarks .......

the Swedish Regal symbol.

You can see on the pic,

at least a part of it, with some imagination.

Hallmarks .......

Anyway 1759 ALL goldsmiths in Sweden started with this system.

Fanrastic for us who collects old silver,

earlier it is a jungle......

So the Vase I showed beside the VC in silver looks like this in the bottom.

M = 1770

Then I fell in the abyss of VC's,

but that's another story Hallmarks .......

Doc

Very interesting, thanks Doc. I only wish I could get my hands on a
11/12/2007 - 16:27

Swiss hallmark chart!

Sorry Alex,
11/12/2007 - 18:38

been looking for over 5 years.

There are no ones

Doc

Interesting
11/12/2007 - 17:06

Dear Doc,

Thank you for this list ! My mother used to use a vintage silver vase for flowers also and I found that combination always fabulous. Next time I visit her, I need to check the vase with your list (and make a picture of it), as I have no idea about its age.

Kind regards,

Mark

As long as
11/12/2007 - 18:41

it's Sweden, Finland ( which was part of Sweden for over 700 years...),

or England I could perhaps help you.

Otherwise ...

Doc

I think
11/12/2007 - 22:26

it is from England. I'll let you know. Btw: learned something...I did not know that Finland was within Sweden for about 700 years !

Kind regards,

Mark

Wow! knowledge, details, resource.... that explains yr collection. nt.
11/12/2007 - 17:37

nt.