Hello I hope my image below may be a little more information to go with a post developed by “Dognose” in the “Contributors Notes” section. This is that reference. viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14790&p=74865&hilit=talbot#p74865
My image shows some marks on a spoon finial.
I found the “M.H.& S” was likely to belong to Michael.Hunter and Sons, a Sheffield electroplating company. Note the central “S” mark on the finial. Interestingly “Hunters’” produced goods from the “Talbot Works” in Sheffield. Straight away we have a connection between “Hunters’” and “Talbot Silver”. In fact it seems to have been common practice to use the works name as a trademark or alternatively use the trademark as the engineering works name. This association can be used as a tool for inter net searches to throw up leads for unknown trademarks.
I found a couple of other references on line associated with Michael Hunter & Son.https://littlesomethings.blogspot.com/2 ... r-son.htmlhttps://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/foru ... ing-knife/
In the last reference there is a access to a “Grace’s Guide” that has another ad, with a suggested date of 1903, that could be of use to “Dognose”.
Information from all these references suggest to me that the “Hunter” name is more associated with blades than the spoon I noted, and also that some of Hunter’s trademarks were acquired and carried forward by other companies notably “Needham, Veall and Tyzack”