ID - Shamrock Spoon

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JamesLincs
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ID - Shamrock Spoon

Postby JamesLincs » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:29 pm

I wonder if anyone can shed some light on this 10cm long spoon I have found?

I can see what I believe is the Lion passant and a letter "P" but cannot make out the rest. There is also what appears to be an "E" at the other end of the spoon. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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JamesLincs
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Re: ID - Shamrock Spoon

Postby JamesLincs » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:20 pm

Not an E at all. Looking again, it seems to be FS!

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Re: ID - Shamrock Spoon

Postby JamesLincs » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:29 pm

Having looked even closer I think that maybe there are letters rubbed off before the F.S. In which case, a likely candidate would be the following:

Maker: Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd (C.S. F. S.)
Year: 1890 / London

Anyone agree?

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Re: ID - Shamrock Spoon

Postby silvermakersmarks » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:32 pm

This is a London hallmark with the date letter P for 1890. The maker's mark is CS FS in separate boxes for Saunders & Shepherd (Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd) although only the FS survives in recognisable form:

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The handle of the spoon seems to have been re-formed at some point after the hallmarking, possibly converted from a rectangular to a cylindrical cross-section.

Phil

p.s. I note that your thoughts have beaten me to the solution, but I'll still post what I have composed.

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Re: ID - Shamrock Spoon

Postby JamesLincs » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:38 pm

Thank you very much for taking the time to confirm! Gives me confidence that I'm going through the right thought processes myself :)


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