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I have an antique wine cooler, manufactured around 1848 by,

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I have an antique wine cooler, manufactured around 1848 by Smith, Sissons and company. It has a English crest that is found on items manufactured after 1719. It is stamped by a Warden of silver smiths, indicating .925 parts pure silver Can you help with value
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 10 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.

Please send me a photo of the marks.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

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" or "add files" 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 replied 10 months ago.

I am an English silver specialist. The marks you describe are most unusual for Smith, Sissons and Co. That is why I am asking for photos of the marks.

I also need a photo of the wine cooler.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Please let me know if you can read this, if not can you give me an email that I can email from my phone directly. I also have a description detailed
Expert:  Doris replied 10 months ago.

I did not receive a photo of the marks.

The email method can be very slow for the reasons described below.

This is the official explanation of how to send photos via email:

Please follow the directions exactly or they will not get to me.

Send the picture to ***@******.***

In the subject line put " Pictures for˜Doris in Antiques or Appraisals."
In the body of the message put, your user name and name.
Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with

Just Answer, so they can verify who you are.

This method takes longer because the photos are sent to the Just Answer

techs who must forward them to me. It sometimes takes as long as 24 hours.
They will forward them to me and as soon as I get them I will contact you.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Wine cooler has 2 pages marks on second - here is description also
Expert:  Doris replied 10 months ago.

I looked at the second and third pages but there are no marks - only an armorial which is not a mark.

See the marks on the following page:

Does your wine cooler have any of these stamped marks?

Kind regards,