I am new to the forum, so let me introduce myself. My name is Theuns and I own a coins and collectibles shop in Cape Town, South Africa. We buy all kinds of collectible items, and frequently buy silver. I thought I knew quite a bit about silver marks, but I am stumped by the marks on the silver jug that we recently aquired. The jug was obviously made by Charles Thomas Fox of London. However, I’m confused by the date:
- The maker’s mark (CF in the oval) was only used 1839 to 1840.
- The leopard’s head and duty mark signify a date in the 1820s and 30s.
- The date letter r is obviously the letter from 1792, rather than 1832.
Am I missing something obvious? Any help will be appreciated.
PS I cut the picture to fit in the maximum of 500 pixels, hence the white lines.