Mount sterling dating
Here in Egypt we have 900 silver and up (hallmarked) and thats the most common grade of silver we have here (this applies to gold too, we dont have 9 karat or 14 karat gold here. In silver jewelry you might find less grade depending on the design.
This is mostly because its elaborate and demands specific grades to be more managable and workable as most of them are hand made.
So most Jewellery made by fine houses in Scandinavia will in fact be marked 830s but will have a standard silver of 925.
Places like Egypt still today only use 830 silver I would just like to correct one point.
Britain always used the standard 925 and had another standard which is 956 silver which was called Britannia silver (this Britannia silver is seldom seen) and instead of the Lion rampant or lion Pageant you would see Britaina. Hence why British silver is sought after pre-1900 hundreds.
Britain would not accept any standard below 925 as silver. Scandinavian countries used 830s silver like Denmark moved to using 925 silver in 1927 however even though a higher grade of silver was used by most jewellers in Scandinavia, they stuck to stamping there jewellery 830s as they did not have to pay a tariff to the assaying office for the change over to 925.
H is the first letter of the Finnish word for silver, Hopea, and '916H' is a Finnish designation for .935 silver, see Warman's Jewelry 2nd Edition, 'Marks on Metals' for a concise listing of many silver fineness marks.'Tardy's International Hallmarks on Silver' is a great resource, and also includes the above info, and much much more, including information about the hallmarks used in Malta from about 1530 onwards.
The A is also uppercase block and is about 4mm tall and 4mm wide including the arrow.submitted by April I need help identifying the maker of a piece of German 800 silver. submitted by Ramona Aarikka jewellery is still produced today their are two shops in Helsinki that still sell the silver and wooden jewellery .
(I believe) it is 1970 Finnish, from the town of Turku, but wasn't able to come up with an artist.