From what I understand, this chalis has been in my family for generations. My mother was told that the hallmark was researched and authenticated by the Antique Silver Department of Marshall Fields & Co. in Chicago, in 1951.
The documents were lost and the information has been passed along "word of mouth" so I am uncertain of the true facts. The date of origin that keeps being passed along is 1621.
Can anyone please tell me a little about this little chalis?