Exeter towers or some drum sticks?

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Exeter towers or some drum sticks?

Postby Swineherd » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:26 pm

Here you have a couple of spoons which came my way. Attributed to John Stone of Exeter, 1855.
What does worry me is a perfunctory representation of those 3 towers. They look to me more like
some drum sticks or bones. Is that right?Image
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Re: Exeter towers or some drum sticks?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:17 pm

There were a number of variants of the Exeter three towers mark with the walls between the towers being very perfunctory in some of them. This looks to be within the boundaries of the variants.

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Re: Exeter towers or some drum sticks?

Postby Swineherd » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:49 pm

Thanks,that's reassuring.

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Re: Exeter towers or some drum sticks?

Postby Granmaa » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:02 am

I think if you were to clean the hallmarks (not that I would advise it) more of the design would become clear.
In this period of the Exeter Assay Office, the dies for the hallmarks were being cut by the talented William Wyon and his son Leonard Charles Wyon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Charles_Wyon

Miles


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