What does WC stand for on silver?

WC into a rectangle. William Cunningham II – possibly-, Edinburgh 1807 hallmark.

What does WH mean on silver?

WH into a rectangle. William Hall (possibly)

Is English silver marked sterling?

There are 5 standard marks found on British Silver: The walking lion for all sterling silver made in England. The standing lion for all sterling silver made in Glasgow. The thistle for for all sterling silver made in Edinburgh.

How do you read British silver marks?

The mark for sterling silver is the lion passant or the lion passant guardant. Both look like a lion in profile. On earlier pieces of silver the lion is looking toward you, and this is a lion passant guardant. If your item is Scottish it will have a thistle as the standard mark.

What is the Hallmarking of British silver?

The hallmarking of British silver is based on a combination of marks that makes possible the identification of the origin and the age of each silver piece manufactured or traded in the UK. The marks are: Lion passant guardant or Britannia or lion’s head erased, certifiying the silver quality

Is This made in England silverplated copper a manufacturer’s Mark?

It is marked as “Made in England Silverplated Copper” and has the initials “NB & S.” Is that a manufacturer’s mark or a description of the material? Answer: It sounds beautiful! Those letters are the maker’s mark. It looks like that is an unidentified maker. I found it on an English silverplate list, and it is a known “unidentified” maker’s mark.

Why does this piece of silver have an American Mark?

Answer: You have a piece of silverplate by Gorham, a very well known American silver company. Many American makers adopted markings that simulated the English silver marks. Partly to confuse the public into thinking that their wares were English, and partly to fool them into thinking it was sterling.

How to tell if a silver plate is made in England?

I found it on an English silverplate list, and it is a known “unidentified” maker’s mark. You know it is made in England at least. It is probably old.