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Fishing for some info

I have had this cup forever mixed with the rest of my junk, the wife recently came across it and thought it was “pretty” so it ended up in the living room, I never gave it much thought but am now curious what the markings mean, and if there is any value aside from scrap

The hallmark shows that your cup was assayed in Birmingham in the assay year 1882/83. The maker’s mark is that of Stokes & Ireland (William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland) of Great Hampton Street, Birmingham.

The cup certainly has some value beyond mere scrap. Exactly how much is difficult to say as I note that there is a little damage.

I have taken the liberty of tidying up your post to remove the unnecessary URL tags.