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What year is this piece?

Thanks,I am just trying to find out the year of this piece.

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London - assay year 1852/53.

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Thankyou very much,how collectable is a piece like this? It has been in our family for a long time. I was also trying to find more information on Robert victor Dumenil and what year he started as a silversmith.

Thanking you

David

I also have the wooden stem it is about 300mm long.

Robert Victor Dumenil registered his first mark on 14th November 1895 but Culme in his “Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Jewellers and Allied Traders 1838-1914” notes that he took over the business of Frederick Dumenil on the latter’s death in 1894.

Phil

Thanks Phil,that answers the questions I had about Robert Dumenil,how popular is Robert Davies’s work?

Thanking you
David Spry