Silverplated spoon and fork

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Lessing
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Silverplated spoon and fork

Postby Lessing » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:00 am

Can anybody please decipher the marks on this spoon and fork. Can the age be determined?

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dognose
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Re: Silverplated spoon and fork

Postby dognose » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:11 am

Hi Lessing,

These are very recent. I believe (not 100% certain) that these will be post 1984, because of the British Standard reference number 5577.

There is no indication to a particular maker.

Trev.

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Re: Silverplated spoon and fork

Postby Lessing » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:26 am

Thank you dognose for your reply.
Regards
Lessing

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Re: Silverplated spoon and fork

Postby paulh » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:55 am

This is what is know as a “Parish Pattern”, in this case King’s pattern. These were patterns not registered to a particular maker. Often the blanks were made by a particular manufacturer, in the case of this pattern, in their thousands, and sold to another company to be plated to their own specifications.

As Trev says, the British Standard mark puts it to a fairly modern date, and I recall George Butler & Co. proudly claimed, in their marketing, to be the only cutlers and silversmiths working to this standard. They were taken over by Arthur Price in 1994.


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