I’m somewhat puzzled by the attached.
It looks like an English sterling silver hallmark (maker Walker & Hall, Sheffield assay office, sterling lion). However, the lower case “a” where the date stamp should be looks more like a mark for W&H plate than for sterling - the mark for 1824 has similarities but that would predate the establishment of W&H.
The base of the object is stamped with a W&H pennant, the words “Walker & Hall Sheffield” and a serial/item number.
The object belongs to my parents and I haven’t seen it for many years so I can’t confirm whether it’s solid silver or plate.