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darcyvern




Joined: 25 Feb 2010
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Location: Richmond, VA

Posted: 21/06/2012 
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Hi, I'm used to seeing the lion passant and knowing it is sterling, but the lion on the bottom of this cruet is facing right. So...now I'm just not sure what to think. Thanks

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Silverguy755




Joined: 21 Jun 2012
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Posted: 21/06/2012 
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A lion facing right is a silver mark for the Dutch. I believe in your case it is 83.5% silver, but I don't know that much about hallmarks to be honest.
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darcyvern




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Location: Richmond, VA

Posted: 21/06/2012 
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Thanks, that is consistent with the engravings on the cruet. I appreciate your response.
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silvermakersmarks
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008
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Location: United Kingdom

Posted: 23/06/2012 
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On the 925-1000.com web site this mark is identified as a Hanau silver mark, possibly Wolff & Knell. See here and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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