A silver object that is to be sold commercially is, in most countries, stamped with
one or more ... The mark for silver meeting the sterling standard of purity is the
Lion Passant, but there have be...
A photographic directory of American, British, European and Mexican silver
maker's marks and hallmarks found on antique sterling and coin silver.
A typical set of antique British silver hallmarks showing (left to right); 1. ... (note:
photograph to the left illustrates the sterling Lion Passant hallmark as stamped ...
Very rarely are qualifying pieces of American silver from those years marked only
925. Rarer still, are American marks which include sterling and 925 together ...
An extensive reference guide to silver marks, hallmarks, trademarks and maker's
marks found on antique and vintage silver, especially sterling and coin silver, ...
But the markings aren't the only numbers that go into understanding the ... This is
significant because sterling silver, or “silver,” contains at least 92.5% pure ...
marks and hallmarks of American and Canadian sterling silver, coin silver, solid
silver and silver plate manufacturers, with makers marks, location, history of ...
If you find any back marks on the cloth, then you can be sure that it is made of
real sterling silver. This is because any air exposure causes real sterling silver to
The question I hear most often at antiques shows is, How do you know whether
something is silver? People aren't necessarily looking only for sterling; they just ...
Aug 22, 2014 ... American silver jewelry marks are fairly simple, usually including a purity mark,
and sometimes a maker's mark. Because Sterling Silver is ...