I have what I believe to be a solid silver needle case.
A hunt on the web tells me that it went through the Birmingham Assay Office and I think the date mark is for 1919.
However, the makers mark appears to be JYC. The only association I can find is John Yeomans Cowlishaw but this maker appears to (only) be associated with Sheffield.
Is it possible that the Sheffield maker JYC could have sent something to Birmingham Assay Office or would they have always/only used the Sheffield Assay office?
I have included 3 pictures. The one showing the makers mark and the Assay Office mark and the one showing the lion symbol and the (unclear) date mark are together on the main body of the case. The third with the lion and clearer date mark are on the hinging lid of the case.
Many thanks for any assistance,