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HOROVITZ SILVER CUP BUT WITH LION HALLMARK ! NEED HELP PLEAS

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Amr007




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Posted: 01/05/2012 
Post subject: HOROVITZ SILVER CUP BUT WITH LION HALLMARK ! NEED HELP PLEAS
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[size=18]Good Evening all .. I am about to buy a nice silver CUP weights 271 Grams as featured on photo. I am not sure of the value cause the CUP's bottom bears serial number 29988 and engraved "W.HOROVITZ" .. The cup also bears 4 Hallmarks round its Lip " Crown, Lion, Letter "G" and another hallmark I could not understand it .. I also photoed all hallmarks.. Can some help to identify this cup and why it has a serial number ?? Also I understood that HOROVITZ is a German Brand, then why it has the Lion and Crown of England ??
I have a bigger High Res photos but couldn't post here Crying or Very sad

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Amr

Description:General Photo for the CUP

HOROVITZ SILVER CUP R3.jpg


Description:The 4 Hallmarks

HOROVITZ SILVER CUP R2.jpg


Description:Serial Number and W.Horovitz engraved

HOROVITZ SILVER CUP R1.jpg


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Posted: 02/05/2012 
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The marks around the cup are:

- Maker's mark: William Hutton & Sons
- Assay office mark: Sheffield
- Lion passant: English symbol for sterling silver
- Date letter: 1924

I read the name at the bottom as W Morovitz, not Horovitz. It has no significance for the value of the cup and is probably the name of the retailer. The number is most likely a pattern number. Note that the symbol above the number is the "crossed arrows" trade mark of William Hutton & Sons.

To get a value I suggest you calculate its scrap value and add 5-10%. There are scrap silver calculators on the internet which may give you values in your local currency. Just remember that sterling is 925/1000 pure.
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