SPOON MAKER'S MARKS

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
biggles
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:30 am
Location: UK

SPOON MAKER'S MARKS

Postby biggles » Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:01 pm

This spoon has come down through my family and I am interested in the makers marks. From family history and the marks it appears to be late 18th - early 19th century
Image

(admin photo edit 6/24 - in future, please resize images, 28inches is far to large.)

.

SilverSurfer
contributor
Posts: 233
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 12:42 am

Re: SPOON MAKER'S MARKS

Postby SilverSurfer » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:45 pm

The makers' mark appears to be that of John Langlands and John Robertson of Newcastle, entered 1780.

SS
.

biggles
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:30 am
Location: UK

Postby biggles » Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:03 am

That makes sense as my family was located around the Newcastle area. Is there any reason why there is no date mark?
.

SilverSurfer
contributor
Posts: 233
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 12:42 am

Re Date Mark

Postby SilverSurfer » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:42 am

I believe that at that time, considered "small" items such as small teaspoons were not required to be fully hallmarked. Often one finds only the maker's mark and the lion passant on such items. Apparently the mark on your spoon was used only between 1780 and 1784, by which later date a new mark had been entered.
.

biggles
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:30 am
Location: UK

Postby biggles » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:10 am

SilverSurfer - thanks for your help
.


Return to “Newcastle Hallmarks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest