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SPOON MAKER'S MARKS
Posted: 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
(admin photo edit 6/24 - in future, please resize images, 28inches is far to large.)
Re: SPOON MAKER'S MARKS
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:45 pm
The makers' mark appears to be that of John Langlands and John Robertson of Newcastle, entered 1780.
Posted: 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?
Re Date Mark
Posted: 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.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:10 am
SilverSurfer - thanks for your help