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I have a silver service that came from my Father's family in

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I have a silver service that came from my Father's family in has a footed handled tray, coffee and tea pots, cream and sugar with lid and handles and an additional piece that Mother always used to hold teaspoons.
The markings in the bottom of the pieces are as follows:
Line 1: Picture of a crown, cursive lower case f and a coat of arms.
Line 2:sterling
Line 3: 2318
Line 4: Violet
Line 5: hand
Line 6: chased
Could you please give me some in-site into the origin and value
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

To give you the most accurate answer, I need photos - at least one of the set and a clear, close-up of the marks.

I also need the measurements of the tray.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "reply to expert" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

Kind regards.


Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

I cannot help you over the phone with an exact, accurate answer. Much depends on the style of marks.

I have been a collector, dealer and appraiser of English silver since 1957.

I am an English silver specialist.

An accurate appraisal cannot be given here without photos.

Kind regards,