Trying to id this spoon maker

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Trying to id this spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:28 am

Hi,

This bottom marked table spoon with an indistinct date letter, has a makers mark I am struggling to identify. Does anybody have any ideas, or is it one of the lost register marks?

Many Thanks

Martin

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Re: Trying to id this spoon maker

Postby dognose » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:34 am

Hi Martin,

That to me, looks like a very nice Exeter spoon.

Sorry, I can't help with the maker but I'll move it to the Exeter section to see if we have any luck there.

Trev.

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Re: Trying to id this spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:26 am

Hi Trev,

Of course you are correct, what I mistook for a date mark is definitely a rubbed Exeter Town Mark, now I just need to track down the maker.

Martin

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Re: Trying to id this spoon maker

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:32 am

This is a mark of Richard Freeman of Plymouth who was working from 1702 to 1753. There is no obvious date letter but it must be later than 1720 as the spoon is sterling standard rather than Britannia standard.

Phil

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Re: Trying to id this spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:18 pm

Thanks Phil, I haven't seen this mark of Freeman's before. There are initials and a date of 1743 engraved to the terminal which would seem to fit nicely with the age of the spoon.

Martin

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Re: Trying to id this spoon maker

Postby Granmaa » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:53 am

It looks like one of those cases where a Hanoverian spoon has had the stem cut and resoldered the other way round to make it Old English pattern. The stem seems to have some file marks around where the date letter should be.

Miles

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Re: Trying to id this spoon maker

Postby juantotree » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:05 am

Hi Miles, after further inspection I think you are absolutely right, well spotted.

Martin


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