A quick guide to investigating a silver hallmark before you sell it for scrap.
Tag Archives: Irish Assay Office
This week I am completing an order for a set of sterling silver napkin rings. The rings have been made and sent for hallmarking to the Irish Assay office in Dublin castle.
In this article I discuss Cork silver between 1600 and the early 1900′s. I look at the establishment of hallmarking in Ireland and the effect it had on provincial silver.
After visiting the Cork Public Museum I discuss the permanent exhibition of Cork Silver as well as the Crafts Council of Ireland textiles exhibition ‘Tread Softly’ which has been inspired by the W.B. Yeats poem.
This post looks at female silversmiths in the history of Irish silver and the reason they are so difficult to trace.
Using an antique Irish silver spoon I show how to read a hallmark.
This is part three of making a silver ring. If you want to see part two click here.