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London Silver Vaults: my favourite site for silver art in the entire world

The date and maker’s-name symbols were required marks to add to silver objects in Britain from the late C15th on. Each piece, as it was presented for assay/content analysis, was therefore fully identifiable. Faking was possible, but improbable. Thus for hundreds of years, British silver has had the oldest qual­ity-control standards in the world.My personal passion for silver art started in 1685 with the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in Catholic France.
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