Letter dating 1700
The first hallmark to identify is the harp crowned, seen below.
This tells you that the piece assayed in Dublin, and has been struck on all Irish silver since 1637.
This is a short guide to understanding what the marks mean, and how to read them.
Since 1637, there has been a legal requirement to hallmark all silver sold in Ireland.
In 1973, there was a mark introduced to celebrate Ireland’s entry into the EEC. These are an invaluable aid, and are highly recommended!
Weldons of Dublin are leading dealers in Antique Irish Silver, and for over 100 years have traded in high quality silver.
This mark is still in use today, and should always be present.
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