Richard Ferris Tongs?

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Richard Ferris Tongs?

Postby bstaunto » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:10 am

Hi all,

I picked up these tongs the other day (labelled unidentified London Maker), but was thinking they were probably Richard Ferris?

Those with more Exeter expertise care to confirm, deny or offer any other thoughts? :)

Cheers,

Ben Staunton

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Re: Richard Ferris Tongs?

Postby Granmaa » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Hi Ben,

Definitely Richard Ferris of Exeter, c.1805.

Miles

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Re: Richard Ferris Tongs?

Postby bstaunto » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Thanks Miles!

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Re: Richard Ferris Tongs?

Postby Essexboy Fisher » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:33 pm

Hello I have just been looking in the bottom of my spoon box at the “need more information” corner. I picked out a small spoon whose hallmarks looked similar to something I had learnt and read about recently from “925-1000”.

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Am I seeing a “clipped tri-cusped duty mark” and one of the “odd” looking lion passants illustrated the Exeter Lions article? Is this spoon in fact an early 1800’s Exeter spoon and the mal-formed “RF” indicating “Richard Ferris” as the maker.
My spoon’s marks have some similarities to “Bstaunto's” tong marks and I am hoping the forum can actually help me put the correct label on my unknown spoon.

Yours
Fishless

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Re: Richard Ferris Tongs?

Postby Granmaa » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:16 pm

Bang on, Fishless.

Miles


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