I got an object which is either massive silver or silver-plated (as far as I can see) and while studying the hallmark I noticed another mark close to the hallmark.
At first I thought it was nothing special or simply a small damage, but than I found the same mark on the other side and I now I'm wondering whether it can tell me something about the object and if so, what?
The object is a French carnet de bal hallmarked with P revolver Q which according to this site is Quitte and Prudent - registered in 1882.
EDIT A carnet de bal is, freely translated in today's slang, a party notebook. A young demoiselle would take it with her to a ball and note with whom she danced which dance.
The carnet is around 5x3 cm big.
This is the object (front and backside) I circled the positions of the marks. (click to enlarge)
Those 2 pictures show the hallmarks and the mark in question: