Identifying Silver Hallmarks: We have recently acquired a large variety of old silver. Some pieces are marked by the maker, like Tiffany, but many of the marks are just symbols like anchors and lions. We purchased a book, but the marks are not listed. Is there a way we can find out what the symbols mean? Thanks! —Melva P. The pieces marked with lions, anchors and similar symbols likely hail from England, so you would need a book on English hallmarks to help you decipher them, such as ... Antiques Hotels, Coffee Pots, Teas Kettle, Vintage Teas, Vintage Coffee, Teas Sets, Tarnished Silver, Hotels Silver, Tea Kettles
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Ewer, 1784–85, Marked by Jean-Baptiste-François Chéret (French, master in 1759) Paris. Silver LOVE THIS!
old silver is a very thankful decorating tool. you can polish it for sparkle, or leave the tarnish for a distressed look.