Dating british silver
These hallmarks tell buyers something about the purity of the silver, when the piece was manufactured and who manufactured it.
To the untrained eye, the hallmarks look like nothing more than artistic enhancements. The trained silver trader can instantly tell the value of a piece simply by observing its hallmarks.
In Great Britain, silver hallmarks were introduced in the 1320s.
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The firm was active at Buchanan St and later at Miller St, Glasgow.
The "&Co" was dropped in 1855 CHARLES JAMES ALLENALLEN & DARWINLondon & Sheffield Charles James Allen & Sidney Darwin trading as Allen & Darwin.