Chester bright cut spoon?

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mk209
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Chester bright cut spoon?

Postby mk209 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:33 am

I'm not sure if these marks are Chester or Exeter? I've seen this style of spoon before but cannot remember where, maybe somebody will know so I can narrow it down. The P mark seems to be just that a 'P' I've looked at it very closely and there's just the outline of the letter it doesn't seem that there was ever a first part to it so seems odd that there is no makers mark as I originally thought this was a part of a makers mark. The punches are very crude as you just just make out in the pictures.

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Any help would be great, thanks, Matt.

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Re: Chester bright cut spoon?

Postby Granmaa » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:52 am

Hi Matt,

Definitely Exeter hallmarks, and being a teaspoon there would be no date letter in this period. The P is most likely the second letter of William Pearce of Plymouth's mark. Your spoon was made c.1795.
The style of spoon is usually called Bright-cut transitional Old English pattern.

Miles


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