Please visit our other websites: Ganoksin Jewelry Making Resource | Orchid Jewelry Making Forums | International Gem Society | IGS Gemstone and Gemology Forums

Silver Collector Forums

Hallmark identification on christening mug

Hi can anyone help me identify these hallmarks?

This is a London hallmark with the date letter N for 1728. The maker, WP, is William Paradise who registered this mark in 1720. He had completed his apprenticeship in 1716 and registered his first mark in 1718.


Thank you Phil :slight_smile: that is what I had come up with so glad I was on the right track! Do you know where I might find some more information on William Paradise? I can’t seem to find much online.

There is a short biography in “London Goldsmiths, 1697-1837: Their Marks and Lives” by Arthur Grimwade - if you are in the UK you may find this book in your local library. There are some additional facts here.

Thank you! I’m in NZ but will take a look in the local library :slight_smile: