I’ve reached a point in my life where I can indulge myself and I would like to purchase some nice silver pieces. I’m interested in the Victorian era as I live in a Victorian house.
Please humour me if my question is silly, I’m very green about this and have joined the forum to be educated before I dare to buy.
Q: I’ve seen a nice Victorian bowl which the dealer says is JD & Son and it has the 1887 mark on it but no bugle. Should it have the bugle on it? Also hallmark is on the side with nothing on the base, is this normal?
Thanking you in anticipation