Bear`s head (?) mark on old 14k gold spectacles

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doesie2
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Bear`s head (?) mark on old 14k gold spectacles

Postby doesie2 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:02 am

Spectacles were dated to circa the 1850s/1860s. Found together with a sterling silver case hallmaked in Birmingham 1875. I would like to know if they originally belong together or they are maybe not British-made. Has anyone seen this mark before?

Thank you!

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Re: Bear`s head (?) mark on old 14k gold spectacles

Postby oel » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:22 am

Hi, welcome to the forum. I believe it could be a Dutch duty/tax mark.

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The Boars head or the 1831 duty mark, this mark is of two sizes. It did not give any guarantee on precious metal content. It has been used as a duty mark on metal with a gold or silver content of 250 minimum. This mark was destined for all imported, unmarked and invalid marked objects of foreign, national and unknown origin. The big sized Boars head used 1831-1855 and the small Boars head used 1831-1893

Peter.

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Re: Bear`s head (?) mark on old 14k gold spectacles

Postby doesie2 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:08 am

Probably the best match i have seen so far.

Thank you, Peter.

bedankt!


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