I hope everyone is keeping well. With home schooling and lockdown, I am teaching my children about silver hall marks. We’ve managed to date a few things, but struggle with the makers marks.
I’m looking for help with these, which I think are silver salts. They are a set of four. Three of them have barely legible marks on the base rim and one does not have anything visible.
This is what I think I have established so far:
- English silver
- London pre 1822 (leopard with crown)
- letter g. So if 1822 or pre, I see that this could be 1822, 1782, 1742 with that style of g. I’ve been guessing as 1822.
- no visible maker’s mark
But I am not 100% on which style of g this matches for date.
Can anyone help with dating these?
Also, if you have any comments as to the style, design, use of these I would be interested to know. On the inside rim of one, there seems to be an 8, but this might be coincidental (shown in photo). We have rarely used them, though I recall my parents for a family Sunday roast using them with salt, pepper and mustard on the table. We do not use them and would look to sell if they are deemed nice. But without date and more information it would be hard to add a description to something like eBay.
As a separate question, where is a good resource for looking up makers marks on other bits of tableware?
Thanks in advance.