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.
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
the Swedish Regal symbol.
You can see on the pic,
at least a part of it, with some imagination.
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