Missing town mark

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Missing town mark

Postby mk209 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:42 pm

I take it this is a common sight? No Newcastle town mark on this 70g table spoon. It was mistook for London but I saw that it was a Newcastle piece.

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Re: Missing town mark

Postby WarrenKundis » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:56 pm

Good Day Matt,

Right that IR in oval cartouche appears to be John Robertson of Newcastle. This particular mark has been seen between 1795 - 1797. Upper case G in clipped cartouche is the Newcastle date letter for 1797. From my reading here had assumed that the lack of a city assay office mark took place between the end of the 18th on into the early 19th centuries in London and at least one other city on small objects.

Let's see what our other more knowledgeable members have to say.

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Re: Missing town mark

Postby mk209 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:22 pm

Smaller items I would expect and do have examples from Newcastle but this has all the marks except the town mark, usually the leopards head and often the date letter are omitted. Just seemed a little odd to have marks that essentially are the same as a London piece to the less keen-eyed.


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