The first hallmark was a lions head, called leopart in French which became the leopards head, familiar to us today. A date letter on the hallmark was introduced in 1478.
What is the silver mark for Chester?
Chesters mark is three wheat sheaves and a sword. Silver is one of Chesters greatest contributions to the visual arts in Britain, and the Grosvenor Museum houses a nationally important collection.
When did Chester hallmarks stop?
1962 The Chester assay office closed down in 1962.
What year is V on silver?
The Silver Jubilee of George V on 6 May 1935 marked 25 years of King George V as the King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India.
Does sterling silver turn green?
925 Sterling silver CAN turn your finger green (or black). It is definitely LESS common than with costume jewelry but still very possible. There is no way to know until you wear it and it can change over time. A piece that never did can one day start to.
What does EP stand for on a spoon?
Many silver plated items bear the marks EPNS that stand for Electro Plated Nickel Silver or EP for Electro Plate.