Who is this London spoon maker?

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niceguy1
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Who is this London spoon maker?

Postby niceguy1 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:00 pm

HELLO

Who is this 2 initial London spoon maker? I can’t make out the year letter.

THANKS

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SteveDWollongong
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Re: Who is this London spoon maker?

Postby SteveDWollongong » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:24 pm

Hi Niceguy1,

Comparing the date letter cartouche and the lion passant, I'm going to sticking my neck out and saying I think its the letter f for 1781. I believe this was the final year for bottom struck marks too.

1781 would support the maker as being George Smith III, listed as a spoonmaker, whose mark was first entered 1st Feb 1774 (Grimwade 906, p74). The picture of his mark in Grimwade is a good match and he has added the note that "Various similar marks 1775 - 82".

I also checked the photo Phil has on his site and the marks are similar but both the G & S have loops on the bottom in his example which are not on yours but this may be one of the variations noted by Grimwade.

Lets see what the others have to say.

Cheers,
Steve

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Re: Who is this London spoon maker?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:13 am

I agree 100% with Steve.

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Re: Who is this London spoon maker?

Postby niceguy1 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:20 am

Thank you Steve & Phil.


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