A Treasury of Old Silver by KURT M. SEMON


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4 stamps. Maker's ma rk, lion passant, crown (town mark" date letter. ]78-1 to 1890. i stamps. Maker's mark, lion passant, crown, date letter, Sovereign's head. 1R90 to date. 4 stamps. l, date letter. Birmingham 17i3 to 17~. 4 stamps. n mark) date letter. 1784 to 1890. 5 stamps. Maker's ma rk, lion passant, anchor, date letter, Sovereign's head. lR90 to date. 4 stamps. Maker's mark, lion passant, anchor, date leUe r. Chester 1668 to liOO. \' arious. but 3 slamps. maker's mark. 3 shem'es and sword (town mark), date letter Illost commonly used.

There was a bed made of massive sih'er for the apartments of Nell Gwyn. And so, for the palaces of the King, for the royal chapels and for the great houses of England. such as Knole Park. Ham House and elsewhere, there was an amazing amount of sih'er made during the last quarter of the 17th Century. The pieces for decoration and display far exceeded anything made before or since. There was much sih'er furniture; such as beds. cradles. large tables. stands, toilet tables and high mirrors. Sconces.

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