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Identifying silverware hallmark


#1

My wife’s family has some tarnished silverware bearing the hall mark
A835 followed by a W beneath a triangle. These pieces are slightly
tarnished, but the tarnish colour seems to be bluish as opposed to
the normal brownish tarnish one sees on Sterling. The pieces are were
given to the family by a lesser noble family in europe (Belgium)
after the second world war. Can anyone shed light on the hallmark. I
have tried to dig up what I can on the internet to no avail. Any help
would be associated

many thanks
John Bowling


#2
after the second world war. Can anyone shed light on the hallmark.
I have tried to dig up what I can on the internet to no avail. Any
help would be associated 

Try http://www.silvermag.com or http://www.silversmithing.com for
help.

Dan


#3

If it is from belgium then the large A would indicate an assay mark
of between 1869-1942 but the standard fineness would be 800 or 900
rather than 835. The W is probably a year stamp as many countries
used letters as year indicators. I cant say what the triangle would
indicate unless it has something inside that is not clear, several
countries has marks that were in a triangular surround, Austria and
France being the commonest. The style of the work should give an
indication to origin and age. try searching auction house archives
for pieces of a similar style.

Nick