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I have just inherited a silver bowl with" WALKER&HALL

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I have just inherited a silver bowl with " WALKER&HALL SHEFIELD ENGLAND it has flag and a symbol underneath with the letter "u"in it. It also says 51035 A1 next to it. It also has the number 30 below another symbol. Is this piece of any significance and are you able to tell me what year it was made.
Cali Magafas
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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.

Please send me a photo of the marks on the bottom and another of the bowl showing its shape.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.


The A1 indicates that the metal content of your Walker and Hall bowl is plated and not sterling silver. The description of the mark you provided here dates the bowl to circa 1900. The numbers are the pattern mold shape name. Since this is plated and not sterling silver it does not carry a precious metal melt down value. Depending on the size of the bowl, a circa 1900 Walker & Hall silver plated bowl from Sheffield, England can sell for $5 - $40USD or 7-53AUD.

You can, however, ask any price you please on an item you own, the key factor is finding a buyer at your asking price.

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