I have an incomplete set of 4 tea/coffee spoons. They are marked Duncan & Scobbie, Glasgow, 1947.
I know Duncan & Scobbie registered their mark in 1906 and worked at 81 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. There were manufacturing from 1909 to 1934. They were flatware manufactures. However I am having trouble reconciling other information I have on them and would appreciate any contributions members could make.
They appear to have been quite prolific having their objects stamped in various cities. I have found items marked for both Birmingham (1939) and Sheffield (1919). I have even found a cigarette case marked Birmingham 1912 which does not fit with the flatware manufacturing label.
They are listed in Chester Gold & Silver Marks 1570 – 1962; Ridgway and Priestley
as George Gabriel Duncan trading as Duncan & Scobbie and by 1919 he was the Sole Partner. So who was (Mr) Scobbie? What happened to him - 1918 war perhaps? I also cannot find a listing for them in The Silversmiths of Birmingham and their Marks: 1750 – 1980; Kenneth Crisp Jones
, which is odd as they are listed in the Chester reference. Mr Google was not help either!
I make an assumption that they were a partnership and that they sent their objects to other assay cities for marking prior to retail. I would appreciate any information on these elusive silversmiths.