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I think I have Fake silver Ladles


#1

My wife recently purchased a pair of Ladles off ebay as a present. When I received them I was delighted as they satisfy my passion for spoons etc.

The seller described them as
Assayed in Edinburgh
Date letter Y 1855
With the maker as RG
The hallmarks from from the top of the ladle are as pictured

On checking the hallmarks I found that the ladles were indeed assayed in Edinburgh but the date letter was also a Y but this was the date letter for 1777 I find this difficult to have been an oversight as the ladles both have the monarchs head as part of the hallmark Queen Victoria. I am seeking some advice is there a governing body that should be informed of my findings.

Any comments or assistance would be gratefully recieved

Thanks Derek
Ladle Hallmarks_edited-1.jpeg


#2

I don’t think you have anything to worry about, Derek. Your picture shows a completely normal 1855 hallmark. It is true that the 1777 mark includes a similar “Y” as the date letter but the punch shapes are completely different and of course the earlier mark does not include duty mark.


#3

Hi

Thank you for the information provided it is a real help and has helped me learn something new. I should look at the whole picture instead of focusing on one part of the hallmark.

Once again thanks for the information

Regards

Derek