Dating cutlery

The latest edition of the most complete guide to knife and cutlery markings available - the knife collector's "bible." BOOK REVIEW reviewed by Knife World staff Goins' Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition is probably the most talked about, eagerly awaited book in recent memory.

Developed from the traditional hand forging with the central rib (rat-tail) providing extra rigidity to the handle.

SITE MAP HOME PAGEFrom centuries British silver is protected by the stamping of symbols and letters identifying the maker, the Assay Office and the date in which the quality of the silver piece was verified.

Thanks to the "date letter" any piece of British sterling silver can be exactly dated.

An approximate date can be determined by examining: - the style of the object- the presence or absence of the crown (before or after c.

1896)- the date of registration of the pattern at the Patent Office - the presence of a dated dedication- the date of the event (example: King/Queen Coronation or Jubilee commemorative spoons).

With over a century of cutlery manufacturing experience, Viners is a highly distinguished, trusted and much loved brand, steeped in British Heritage.

Contact our Customer Services team if you need more information or further help in choosing the right cutlery set for you and your business.- "Ltd" or "Ld" on the mark denotes a date after 1861 (but in most cases not before 1890) - a registered number (Rd followed by a number) denotes a date after 1883 - "England" denotes a date after 1891 (mandatory for export in the USA - Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1890-) - "Made in England" denotes a 20th century date (mandatory after 1921 for export in the USA) The largest manufacturers introduced, on a voluntary basis, a dating system of their silver plate based on series of letters of various style contained into shields or geometric figures. The first was Elkington (1841), followed by Walker & Hall (1884) and Mappin & Webb (but other less known makers tried to do something similar). Add the finishing touches to your dining table with a beautiful Viners cutlery set.If your basket qualifies for a Buy Now, Pay Later plan, there’s nothing to pay for the length of the plan.

Leave a Reply