A PUNCH STRAINER

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amena
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A PUNCH STRAINER

Postby amena » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:40 am

Hi all
I found this punch strainer, about 11 cm wide, which I think is from London.
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I say "I think" because the hallmarks is really barely visible, I think they have been deleted specifically to leave room for the engraving of a shell and initials.
It seems to me to see, from left to right
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a PS mark (Paul Storr ??)
The Erased Leopard's head
The Lion passant
then, beyond the shell
An indistinct mark (green arrow),perhaps the sovereign's head ??
The upper part of a letter S.(red arrow)
I would like to know if you also seem to see these things or it is my fantasy that gallops.
And why cancel the hallmarks, since you could make the engraving somewhere else.
Your opinions will be greatly appreciated
Amena

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Re: A PUNCH STRAINER

Postby legrandmogol » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:37 pm

Most Likely the other mark is the date letter but it would help if you would send an up close pic of the other marks. The makers mark looks like Philip Shaw known to be in business from 1730-1733, possibly longer. The next mark is the crowned leopard for London followed by lion passant for sterling. The piece definitely predates the monarchs head duty marks.

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Re: A PUNCH STRAINER

Postby amena » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:26 am

HI legrandmogol
thank you very much for your answer, I really needed an opinion.
As I said the marks are very little visible, but here are more detailed photos.
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To look better, it seems to me that the letter is a C or G instead of S.
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The mystery remains of what the mark next to the shell is (green arrow). I do not know what it could be.
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Please tell me what you think about.
Thanks again
Amena

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Re: A PUNCH STRAINER

Postby juantotree » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:41 am

Hi

To me the remains of the lion passant mark looks like a pre 1679 example, with the mark next to the green arrow that of a worn date mark.

Martin

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Re: A PUNCH STRAINER

Postby dognose » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:25 am

I would say that it is an Exeter mark and the work of Pentecost Symonds, assayed in 1751.

See: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=20127&p=140419

Trev.

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Re: A PUNCH STRAINER

Postby amena » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:49 am

BINGO!
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Thanks to all
Amena


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