Possibly Irish silver???

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
Pope54321
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Possibly Irish silver???

Postby Pope54321 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi my friend has recently asked me to help him find out the hall marks on this spoon. He informs me that it might be Irish but isn't sure. Please help! Thank you in advance!
Image
Image

scorpio
contributor
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:41 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Possibly Irish silver???

Postby scorpio » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:40 am

Hi Pope,

It has a lion passant mark so definitely not Irish. I'll leave it up to the experts on English silver to comment further.

Pope54321
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Re: Possibly Irish silver???

Postby Pope54321 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:08 am

Thank you Scorpio for the swift reply

silvermakersmarks
co-admin
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:22 am
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Contact:

Re: Possibly Irish silver???

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:38 pm

This is a London hallmark, sufficiently distinctive despite the lack of the crowned leopard's head town mark. The date letter d is for 1819 and the maker, IH, is John Harris IV, a well-known spoon maker. He is known as John Harris IV because he is the fourth John Harris to be entered into the Goldsmiths' Company, not because of any blood relation to the previous three.

Phil

Pope54321
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Re: Possibly Irish silver???

Postby Pope54321 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:56 pm

Wow thanks for your help Phil, Hugely appreciated!


Return to “London Hallmarks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests