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