The first Irish silver hallmark dates back to 1637, when King Charles I set official rules for silver produced in Ireland. The first mark was a crowned harp, symbol of Dublin.

From 1638, a date letter was introduced in addition to the city and maker’s mark, followed in 1730 by the duty mark “Hibernia”.

Irish and Scottish silver generally follow the main stylistic tendencies of English Georgian and Victorian.

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