Provincial seal-top spoon

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Provincial seal-top spoon

Postby Granmaa » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:55 pm

Does anyone have an idea what this mark is? It's from a mid-17th century seal-top spoon.

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Postby dognose » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:45 pm

Hi Miles,

By what method is the finial connected to the stem, V-joint or Lap joint?

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Postby Granmaa » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:48 pm

It's a lap-joint, Trev. So probably a provincial spoon.

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Postby Granmaa » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:11 am

It seems very likely to me now that the mark is an upside down York mark (half fleur-de-lis and half leopard's head) but the left half is a bit messy and incomplete in places. Might this be a sign of a cast forgery, or am I worrying myself over nothing? After-all, every other detail points to its authenticity.

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