Makers Mark Initials

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Makers Mark Initials

Postby Skeeterhunter » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:26 pm

Hello,
I recently inherited this celtic cross.
So far as I can tell it is 9k hand made. Assayed in Birmingham ( sideways anchor) and hallmarked in 1800 ( Letter C)
W.A 9. 375 sideways anchor C
What I cant figure out are the Initials W.A
Ix post an image but it does not allow me to.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you!

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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:34 am

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

I can tell you, just from your description, that you have mis-identified the hallmark details, but without an image it is not possible to give you the correct information. To show images here you will need to use a 3rd-party picture host. The following should help you:

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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby Skeeterhunter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:52 am

Thanks for the help silvermakersmark!
Here are the images:

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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:02 am

W.A is William Adams Ltd, a Birmingham company. Are you sure that the date letter is C? - it looks like o (or O) in your picture. A letter C of that form was not used in Birmingham until 2002 which is not possible due to the form of the gold carat mark. O (upper case) would be 1938 and o (lower case) would be 1913. I have not found a method of distinguishing between o and O.

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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby Skeeterhunter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am

Yes it is a C here is a better image


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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby Skeeterhunter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:16 am

Even better.
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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm

Thanks, that's clear enough to say that it's a lower case c for 1902.

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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby Skeeterhunter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:15 pm

So it's William Adams Ltd 9K Birmingham 1902
Correct?
Also it's much appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: Makers Mark Initials

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:33 pm

Correct - and you are welcome...


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