Dating walker hall silver plate

The following items were produced by the silversmith Walker And Hall.

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Hallmarks are applied with a hammer and punch, a process that leaves sharp edges and spurs of metal.

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One concave line represented 140/1000 fineness, a straight one 150 and a convex one 160.

For example, a Diana head within a frame made in the shape of a 5-petal flower represented 5x160 = 800 thousands fineness, a local silver standard commonly used in eating forks and spoons.

Since these could vary considerably in purity, from around .750 millesimal fineness to around .900, silver known as "coin silver" varies in purity.

Silver at that time was sometimes marked "COIN" or "PURE COIN", but can also be without a standard mark altogether.

£395 ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS Hallmarked In 1941 Hallmarked in Sheffield, 1941 by Walker & Hall, this striking Art Deco Sterling Silver Mug has a tapered body and stands on a pedestal base.

The mug is plain at the top with an applied art deco design at the bottom.

In fact, the French standard for sterling silver is higher than that of other nations, requiring a silver content of 950 parts per thousand, or 95% silver.

Silver items with a slightly lower grade of silver, 800 parts per thousand, are marked with the head of Minerva, next to which is a "2".

French silver made for export carries an assay mark in the shape of the head of Mercury, along with a number to indicate the millesimal fineness: "1" for .920, "2" for .840 and "3" for .750.

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