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Foreign Silver hallmarks

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I could do with some help in understanding the hallmarks on the piece of silver below which is a table vesta.

The leg has English hallmarks, SBL; Lion; Letter h;  letter F; and Leopard

I fully understand these marks. However, the F indicates that it is an imported item, and on the opposite side from the UK import marks are the following 3 marks;-

 1.  Capital N in a shield surmounted with a crown

 2. An upright lion again surmounted with a crown

 3. the number 930

Can anyone please identify in  which country the silver was stamped, and any elaboration on what the 3 stamps signify.

Thanks you

The Microtibialist  IMG_20210709_101940.thumb.jpg.e1179eb7a16519eaed6e7197ad3bc10b.jpg

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Hi, you said the UK date letter was F - I am huessing that it is a lower case f (1923) not an upper case (1948)? I had assuming the Sheffield halmmark was F - 1948, and hence a good match for the Dutch N with crown, also 1948.


Back to the drawing board!


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Sorry if  it is not clear!!

The UK hallmark by including a capital F, indicates foreign, and the date year is a lower case h which can only be 1903. So whilst Samuel Boyce Landbeck had the Vesta UK assayed in 1903 I am still unclear whether the other 2 symbols can tell me anything about the original foreign hallmarks, and which must be 1903 or earlier.   I'm comfortable with your opinion about it being Dutch. but why N?  I originally thought of a Napoleon link.

(By the way, no Sheffield Crown, so that's out!)

Good fun!!

The Microtibialist


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