Featured English Silver Registration Number & Date Codes Different??!!??

Discussion in 'Silver' started by vitry-le-francois, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    The hallmarks date this brush set to 1928 but the registration number is from about 1937. What gives? Do I go with the later date? Also, is the design enamel or guilloche? The Blue Birds are raised as you can feel their shape. TIA!!

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  2. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    DOH! I just answered my own question! I was looking at the mark for London when it's actually Birmingham. The registration and hallmarks match. Sorry :(
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  3. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

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  4. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Lovely set, Vitry. I do love birdies.
  5. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    Thanks :) It's the first time I've seen a set like this with birds.
  6. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    Yes. Stunning set indeed!
  7. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    It doesn't appear to be guilloche. Guilloche actually describes the very fine lined pattern on the metal behind the enamel. These don't seem to have that fine line pattern.
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  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    My eyes are pretty bad anymore, but I see guilloche engraving under the enamel - the pattern radiating from under the birds. It's a lovely little set...

  9. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    Yup. I had to blow it up a lot but the Guilloche pattern is there alright.

    Awesome set.
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