Help identifying fiddle back spoons

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Txgreens
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Help identifying fiddle back spoons

Postby Txgreens » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:34 pm

I have a set of fiddleback spoons which belonged to my great-great-great? Grandmother. We can not find the marks anywhere on the web but think we have determined that the'D' means silver of at least 900. Not sure about the 6 pointed star unless it indicates imported. The left facing silhouette is male. She was born in 1790, married late and so aquired these from 1810-1830. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Help identifying fiddle back spoons

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:09 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

I'm not sure these marks can be attributed to a particular silversmith as they are likely wholesaler's marks. The 'D' is likely a mark of the standard, indicating that they were manufactured from silver dollars.

Hopefully another member can add something to the above.

Trev.


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