This is a very beautiful early Victorian silver pot holder.
This is my gift for my husband birthday. It is a very ornate pot holder.
It has a full London silver hallmark year 1847. The markers mark is by Charles Reilly & George Storer.
The full set of hallmark is visible at the bottom. There is a mark that says 8.50, I am not sure what this represents. But the full set of hallmark is CRGS, Lion, London town, Letter M, and Queen Victoria head.
CRGS represents the markers: Charles Reilly & George Storer.
Lion is the sterling silver mark.
Leopard’s head is for London town hallmark – meaning that this silver is struck in London.
Letter M is for the year 1847 when the silver is struck.
Some parts of the pot still retain its patina.
The weight of this pot is 94.5 gr. The top diameter is 8cm. And the height is 6.6cm.
There is an eagle engraving. I am not sure what this eagle represents. Is this an eagle at all, or other type of bird?
Please let me know if you know anything about the eagle. Maybe it is struck at a later date? I am not sure. What do you guys think?