I recently received a tilting teapot. After some research, I found out that the hallmark (trumpet with banner) belongs to James Dixon and Sons and that it is not real silver but Electro Plate Britannia Metal.
The sequence of inscriptions is:
M --> unknown
“trumpet” --> JD&D trader mark
JD&S —> James Dixon and Sons
EPBM --> Electro Plate Brittania Metal
4176 —> Catalogue number
7 --> Size of the item. Probably equals half pints
Above the trunpet is an M stamped. Does anyone know what this stands for? Is this worth anything knowing it is electro plate?
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