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8 piece cruet set. Cut glass containers in silver tray bands

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8 piece cruet set. Cut glass containers in silver tray bands of silver around top of cruets underneath number 2407 underneath that J & Co. Cannot workout the four marks underneath that.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years 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.
It is important that we try to decipher some of the four marks underneath.
Do you see that one of the marks is a walking lion? Is another a leopard's head or an anchor or a crown?
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have a MARKS book but they are so small even with a magnify glass can
t make them out. What does the Letters mean ? still looking them up in my book of marks.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
J & Co is either the maker or retailer.
Any other letters you see represent the date.
Please take a soft brush and polish the crevices of the marks. That should mark it easier to read them.
In the meanwhile, please send me a photo of your cruet. I may be able to tell if it is of the quality to be sterling.
To send photos you may use the attach link you see on your reply page.
If it is not there then you may use the free internet photo site Use the following instructions:
Go to
a. Click "Computer"
b. Find the photo file on your computer that you want to send
c. Click open on the file
d. You will see a Start Upload link on the page.
Click on it
e. Your image will appear on the screen
f. Highlight and copy the address link under Direct Link
to the right on the imgur page
g. Paste that link into your reply box on Just Answer
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Done all of that, there is no Lion, my grandparents were very well off, my grandmama was the daughter of a Welsh duke so it would be made of the right stuff, it is also very heavy. Family all Welsh born Llandyfalle and Penyrllan Cardiff South Wales.
diolch Rose
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
If I am to give an accurate assessment, I need a photo of the cruet.
They come in all shapes and sizes.
Kind regards,