Would these be the marks of Richard Ferris?

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Would these be the marks of Richard Ferris?

Postby rat-tail » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:24 pm

Hi
Think these are Exeter and presume they're the marks for Richard Ferris. Date letter is unreadable unfortunately - could be the f of 1791. Why the letter series went r f t I am not sure. The rather naive bright cut is remarkably similar to that on a pair of tongs I have, possibly the same engraver. I assume the other rubbed mark is the three castles of Exeter. They're a little battered and bruised.

Many thanks Frank

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Re: Would these be the marks of Richard Ferris?

Postby dognose » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:07 pm

Hi Frank,

Yes, Richard Ferris. See: http://www.925-1000.com/dlExeter2.html#M

Why the letter series went r f t I am not sure.


The 'f' is in fact an Old English 's'.

Trev.


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