I picked up these spoons at a sale. I believe they are dated 1730 or 1731 on front. I'm having trouble identifying the maker or even reading the mark. The last two letters are definitely "DE", but the first is too worn, possibly "I,S, or J". One of them appears to have an additional mark, but I have no idea what it might be. Can anyone help identify these? They're about 8" long and were purchased with with many other pieces of American coin silver.
Not much help, but.....Book--"Early Connecticut Silver 1730-1840" found easily on-line (rules restrict links to commercial sites, but it starts with "GOO") has a period account of stolen items with one can "marked I.G.E." (???). Supposedly this victim got most of their stuff from Boston Silversmiths.