Silver Plate - Mappin & Webb - price guide and values
British Silverplate Dating Systems - Mappin & Webb materials to record any information this time round, but such marks will hopefully provide. Elkington date letter from to an illustrated history of the evolution of Mappin & Webb mark · Hester Bateman mark · Wiener Werkstatte monogram. The mark on the bottom of the dish is "MAPPIN & WEBB Ltd". Off to the side is a hand etched mark reading "TRIPLE DEPOSIT" --over a "nazi.
It is in their Athenian pattern, an Art Deco design. In we bought 6 place settings new from Mappin and Webb.
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They came from stock and most are marked X but some are V or W. From this I deduce that X is probablyW and V In the picture below I have added a Y which seems to be in the same series, found on a second hand piece bought some years later.
At some stage in the s we added a few more new knives. These are marked Z or A.
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If one assumes a 26 letter cycle this would make Z circa and A circa In the picture below I also show the A from a fork which I think was bought new at the same time, though I am not positive. In the late s and early s we also added some other second hand pieces of Mappin Plate in the same pattern with different date letters. The "LTD" indicates that the piece was made after that date.
In this case the date is July 26, This is not the date of manufacture of the piece popular model continued to be manufactured for many years but signifies that it was made after this date.
In this case the number was registered in Much of its production was exported, especially to the United States. From left to right the evolution of William Adams' mark: The piece can reasonably be dated c.Silver Sauce Boat Card Cut Rim Mappin Webb 1930
These numbers were stamped on each piece usually on the bottom. Having a catalog this number can be useful to date a piece. They identify the metal alloy used as base metal for electro-deposition of silver.
ELKINGTON ELECTROPLATE SILVER AND SILVER PLATE
Oddly I never found a "B" for Birmingham. The same number was printed in the illustrated catalogues so that retailers could reorder the item without any confusion. Never assume these numbers as date of production of the piece.
The workers of the plate industry were often paid on a pro rata basis.