Fac-simile Maker's Marks Found Upon Spurious Antique Plate Recently Seized By The Goldsmiths Company, London:
|71 articles, including cream ewers, sugar basin with ram's head and paw feet, embossed ash trays, bat's wing salts, spoons, toasting forks, tongs, etc. Some without date letter and no king's head. The majority dated 1809, others 1783, 1790, 1804.
||spoons and sifters dated 1784, 2 plain muffineers 1809, and tongs and sifter with maker's mark and lion only.
||111 wares bearing one or other or both of these marks. About 80 spoons, nippers, tongs and dessert knives, etc., have maker's mark and lion only. The rest, salts, spoons, cream ewers, muffineers, etc., are dated 1804 or 1809. One cream ewer dated 1783 has S. M. with W. L. over and also below, but reversed.
|81 cream ewers, taper sticks, baskets, shoes, castors, spoons, tongs, etc., dated 1782-3-4 and 1790 and 1804-9-13. About 50 spoons have maker's mark and lion only. Wm. Sumner (spoon- maker) had a similar mark registered in 1802,' and Wm. Shaw in 1749.
||66 articles: Ewers, cups, vases, spoons, forks, candlesticks, etc.. mostly dated 1783-4, but also 1729 (2 egg-shaped vases), and as late as 1809. A number of the spoons and tongs have maker's mark and lion only. Several silversmiths used these initials, but their marks are different in character.
||Chased octagon sugar castor, 1721. Similar mark to Wm. Fawdery's, 1698.
|Hot-water jug (1777). gadroon soup basin and cover (1781) and octagon pierced and engraved basin (1783). Hester Bateman was a maker at these dates, but her mark, though similar, was in a different shield.
||3 waiters dated 1702.
||Pierced stand for spirit lamp, 1813. Peter & Ann Bateman (reg'd 1791) had a similar mark, but in 1800 "W. B." was added. The forger evidently overlooked this fact.
|Oval basket with ram's-head handles (1759), 3 salts (1774) and sugar castors (1783). John Eckfourd's mark is somewhat similar, but he flourished a good many years before.
||Teapot, sugar basin, cream ewer and mustard pot, 1791-7-9.
||Plain pepper castor (1777). Henry Chawner's mark, 1786-1796.
|Oval double-lipped punch ladle (1759). A number of silversmiths appear under these initials, but the only similar mark is dated 1807.
||Salts (1795), teapot, etc. (4 articles), 1809. Richard Crossley (reg'd 1782) had a similar mark, but he appears to have made spoons.
||Beaded and embossed jug (1757).
|Jugs, ewer, candlestick, etc., 1762 tp 1798. A similar mark (unidentified) is on genuine plate of 1758. William Chawner's mark, also similar, was not reg'd till 1815.
||Coffee pots, jugs, waiters, beakers, etc., dated mostly 1781. 17 articles in all. No record of these initials in this shaped shield.
||Tea caddy and 2 (1774 and 1784) pepper castors.
|13 baskets, salts, beakers, basins, etc. (1779 to 1791).
||2 castors, mustard pot and beer jug (1754 to 1763).
||3 castors (1762). Like T. P. Dexter's mark, 1805.
|Castor, muffineers, etc. (1781 to 1830). Andrew Fogelberg had a similar mark in 1776.
||3 stands with festoon ornaments, ram's head and paw feet, etc. (1777). Probably an imitation of Edward Fennell's mark, reg'd 1780.
||Hot-water jug (1800).
|Ewers and salts (1779 to 1796). The only similar mark is a century earlier.
||Small oval basin (1814). Samuel Hennell, of this period, used a different shield.
||Cream ewer (1779).
|Waiter, 2-handle cup, etc. (1759 to 1784). John Lias, with a similar mark, was not reg'd till 1799.
||Basins and sauce boats (1783, 1790). An unknown maker used a similar mark in 1786.
||Sugar basin (1779).
|Cup, ewers, etc. (1772 to 1810), 9 pieces.
||Teapot and helmet ewer (1781).
||Teapot, ewer, basin and beer jugs (1781 to 1791). Thos. Parr (1733) and Thos. Pitts (1804) had similar marks.
|2-handle cup and cover (1783).
||Shaped octagon waiter, engraved plate (1761).
||Chased rustic mug, with mask under lip (1777).
|Bellied hot-water jug (1723). Thos. Streetin's mark, reg'd 1799, is like this; he was a spoonmaker.
||2 chased oval hot-water jugs (1784). John Thompson, of Sunderland, registered a similar mark in 1785.
||2 oval sauce boats, with lips and side handles (1739).
|Tea and coffee pots, hot-water jugs, salts, baskets, etc., 26 articles bearing one or other of these marks and date letters 1777 to 1790.
||Castors, caddy, Argyle, cups, salts, etc., 10 articles in all. Dates 1749 to 1804. Thos. Wallis's mark, reg'd 1792, might be intended by this forgery.
||Waiters, ewer, hot-water jugs and inkstand dated 1759-62-77. This mark is a common one, being used by Samuel Whitford, 1807, Samuel Wintle, 1783, and Samuel Wood, 1734.
|7-inch waiter (1781) and embossed coffee pot (1783).
||Hot-water, salts, beaker, basins, entremet dishes and beer jug (1762 to 1781). A clear forgery of one of Barnard's old marks, used from 1756 to 1775. A dangerous collection, because of the exactness of the mark and the comparative correctness of the dates.
||3 candlesticks, ewer, teapot and sugar castor (1759-74-7). Another almost exact forgery, but of Garrard's mark, registered 1776. The candlesticks and ewer are dated before this mark was registered; the other articles might have been correct.