Very beautiful server, wish i could find original owners ,
Its origin is hand made from Great Britain, the 5 markings on the back are a lion , leopard head , the letter F in calligraphy , a Queens head and a JW stamped into an Oval, James Wintle, London 1854 hallmark.
A Jacob Wintle (born 1802 the son of George and Eden Wintle) was recorded in 1831 at John Street on the christening at St John the Evangelist, Lambeth of his daughter Sophia and on the 1841 UK Census for Roupell Street, Waterloo Road, both as a silversmith; he may be the person who registered the maker’s marks from 1833 onwards.
I am putting this up for sale for best offer , It weights 172 grams , or a little over 6 ounces...it is 1 foot long and 3 inches wide.
If you still see the add its still for sale.
pls leave your message for best reply. Item is located in BC Canada..it can be authenticated and shipped any way you like...
update , just found out that the "F" style is from 1841..but sold and later engraved with a 25th anniversary dates Apl 29 1892 M Apl 29 1917 on top handle...also more additional info below...
Thank you for your recent email about the silver that you have.
From your description of the hallmark this sounds like it was produced in the London area.
The five markings on the back are a lion, this indicates that it is Sterling silver; a cat face, this leopard’s face indicates that it was assayed (confirmed as Sterling silver) in London; the letter f in calligraphy, this indicates the date it was assayed; a queen’s head, this indicates duty paid and was in use up to 1890; the letters ‘JW’, this indicates the maker’s mark.
There are a few different makers that it could be, and if we assume that it is ‘jw’, then a link here takes you to some information that may be of use: http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilvermarksXJWWW.html
The most crucial letter to date this piece is the calligraphy ‘f’. The style of the letter and the shape of the surround make a considerable amount of difference to dating the piece as the letters repeat every 20 years or so, but in a different style and a different surround. The link here will give you further information about dating hallmarks: http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilverhallmarks.html
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