BerrySpoon London 1806

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BerrySpoon London 1806

Postby silverfan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:54 pm

This Berry Spoon from London 1806 bears a Maker's mark which i couldn't identify up to now. It is a M and another letter which is not legible. Does anybody know the maker.
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Re: BerrySpoon London 1806

Postby silvermakersmarks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:16 pm

You are reading it the wrong way up - it's TW, Thomas Wallis:

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Re: BerrySpoon London 1806

Postby silverfan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:19 am

Hallo Phil,
thank you very much for your quick answer. I wonder why I had not the idea that the maker's mark is upside down. I did some research here in the forum (i.e. posts by buckler) and found besides Thomas Wallis II two further candidates with similar marks Thomas Whipham son (died 1815) and Thomas Wigan (Bristol silversmith reg. in London). Do you completely rule out these two?
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Re: BerrySpoon London 1806

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:06 am

Thomas Whipham junior is not known to have registered a mark on his own account, only in partnership with Charles Wright and after the partnership was dissolved Whipham retired in 1775 into the retail trade [ref: Grimwade p771]. Thomas Wigan's mark registration (1763) is probably too remote from 1806 for him to be a credible possibility.

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