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Please help with these hallmarks

I have a few serving spoons with hallmarks, Can anybody tell me what marks are they?
Thanks!
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I am certain that this is electroplate rather than solid silver as the marks follow the pattern of Sheffield electroplaters’ marks. Unfortunately I cannot identify the maker. The marks date from before about 1895 when the use of the crown on electroplate was made illegal.

Thanks a lot for that information!

That is the mark of William Briggs & co. They were established in 1875 at 35 Andrew Street, Sheffield. Wjhich means that this must have been made between 1875 and 1895.