I have recently acquired a Harrods London silver plated toast rack. I’ve identified most of the hallmarks (located on the inside of the width), but I have two questions concerning the “Harrods London” one and the first one in the series on the opposite side that looks “I”-shaped.
I’ve seen a bit of Harrods silver, but usually the hallmark says “Harrods London S.W.” Does it mean anything that mine is just “Harrods London”? Is this from a later time period or something? What’s troubling is that I have not found any other example of this hallmark. In the same vein, I have not been able to find anything like the other hallmark with which I am also having trouble. At first I thought it was an “I” or “T” but upon closer inspection it seems to be a visual symbol that I don’t recognize. Does anyone have any thoughts that may help with my search?
Also please excuse the heavy tarnish. I haven’t had time to work with it yet!
Thank you so much!