Mercy Ashworth mark.

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paulh
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Mercy Ashworth mark.

Postby paulh » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 am

This is an ordinary Old English salt spoon, which seems to be by Mercy Ashworth I would be interested to know if anyone else has come across any of her pieces with such a poor “A” in her maker’s mark.

Paul.

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Re: Mercy Ashworth mark.

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:44 am

Hi Paul,

The punch appears to be one of the two registered by Mercy Ashworth with the Newcastle Assay Office on the 3rd June 1785. The top part of the 'A' looks as if has become damaged and perhaps it may have been modified to make it usable. Two new punches were registered by her on the 28th July 1892, presumably as replacements for the old damaged ones.

Trev.

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Re: Mercy Ashworth mark.

Postby paulh » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 am

Thanks Trev. I don't have many Newcastle reference, but I hoped you might.
Merry Christmas!

Paul.


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