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help with hall mark


#1

Hi good people

Could someone help me identify what this hallmark is please.

It is on a cake knife which has a lovely mother of pearl handle and has a matching fruit fork.

Any information would be appreciated. This item was inherited from my granddad and we know nothing about it.

Thanks in advance.
hallmarksmall.jpg


#2

Looks like British silverplate marks to me.
Believe your picture of them is upside-down.


#3

Thanks for the reply - I wasn’t sure which way round it went - made no sense to me either way shrugs :blush:

Is this any better?
hallmarksmall2.jpg


#4

Yes, that looks right.

The last mark, EP in an oval, stands for ElectroPlated, so your knife is silverplated.
The S likely stands for Sheffield.
The use of a crown in a cartouche on British silverplate was banned around 1897. So, your knife dates to before 1897.

First two letters are difficult, for me, to identify. I think they are GW or CW. Could not find a match in my references.


#5

Thanks for your help - I will see if there is a local siversmith or antique dealer can help with the rest.

At least we know the approximate date.