How do you date Mappin and Webb?

How do you date Mappin and Webb?

Government mark: 1957 – Mappin & Webb date mark: Upper case ‘K’ within an heraldic shield. Government mark: 1961 – Mappin & Webb date mark: Upper case ‘O’ within an heraldic shield. The items were marked Mappin & Webb Ltd., with no mention of Prince’s Plate, Mappin Plate, etc.

How do I find out how old my Sheffield plate is?

Three ways to identify Old Sheffield Plate: Closely examine the edges of the upper rim and the base. On these pieces, any applied border, handles or feet will usually have a seam. This means a layer of silver has been lapped over or “sandwiched” and therefore a piece you can correctly label as Old Sheffield Plate.

Is Mappin plate silver?

Prince’s plate is a higher quality than normal silver plate, as the process uses a triple deposit of silver, and has an added coating of protection on all vertices and edges of their pieces of cutlery.

What do markings on silverware mean?

“A silver object that is to be sold commercially is, in most countries, stamped with one or more silver hallmarks indicating the purity of the silver, the mark of the manufacturer or silversmith, and other markings to indicate date of manufacture and additional information about the piece.

How is a Mappin and Webb silver plate dated?

DATING MAPPIN & WEBB SILVER PLATE From centuries British silver is protected by the stamping of symbols and letters identifying the maker, the Assay Office and the date in which the quality of the silver piece was verified. Thanks to the “date letter” any piece of British sterling silver can be exactly dated.

Who are the founders of Mappin and Webb?

In 1846 the business was amalgamated with that of William Samson & Sons changing to Mappin Brothers. Its partners were the founder’s four sons, Frederick Thorpe Mappin, Edward Mappin, Joseph Charles Mappin and John Newton Mappin.

How tall is a Mappin and Webb silver tray?

An Edward VII silver Armada pattern ewer, Mappin & Webb Ltd., London, 1904 of typical form, richly chased and with applied winged figures around vacant cartouches, spring-hinged lid 44.5cm., 17 1/2 in. high 1976gr., 63oz. 10dwt. An English sterling silver salver tray.

When was the Mappin and Webb factory in Sheffield closed?

For a line of its silverplate production Mappin & Webb used the trade mark Princes Plate. Mappin and Webb silversmiths, factory in Sheffield was closed in 1971.