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Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 11132
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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i have an item with J R an anchor a lion and the letter

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i have an item with J R an anchor a lion and the letter G could you tell me how old this is please

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.

I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.

Along with that experience, I also rely on an extensive personal library of reference books plus access to the results from major auction houses.

I will be pleased to help you.

I am assuming your item is silver or plated silver.

I will need a photo of the bottom of your piece showing all markings.

These are the ways to send me photos:

You may use this method:

Go to

click on Computer

Select the picture file from the box that pops up.

Hit open.

Click on Start Upload

And then copy the link they give you (it will look similar to this and paste it here.

OR, works about the same way as


You can use the paper clip icon at the top of your "reply" box to insert your photos directly into your "reply" box.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

I look forward to seeing your photos.

Kind regards, Doris.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I know what your marks mean but must research the JR.If you want a value, I need to know what type of item is it that you have? The picture is not of the entire item.

Kind regards,
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It looks like a milk jug .

What the marks mean:

JR is the sponsor(maker) - probably John Rose

The anchor - the Birmingham. UK silver assay office

The lion passant (walking lion) - stands for sterling silver (925)

The style capital "G" is the date letter for 1931-2.

Your milk jug (creamer in USA terms) with its Greek Key design has a retail store value of $200-225 assuming good condition.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

If I can help you with further questions about this answer, please let me know.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

I endeavor to give realistic, honest values in a timely manner.

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Kind regards, Doris

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In GBP that would be 125-141GBP.

Thank you so much for the positive rating although I think it deserved more than a "good." If you have questions in the future, please request me by typing “Doris” at the first of the question.

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