MK (Michael Keating) Spoon with strange engraving? Help Identification

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MK (Michael Keating) Spoon with strange engraving? Help Identification

Postby chris99460 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:16 am

Anyone can please help identifying who the maker is of the spoon below? There are 4 marks. MK, 2 Marks I don't know, and a C. Also, there is a strange engraving which I can't make out what it is. Thanks for any help! Here are the pictures:

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Re: MK (Michael Keating) Spoon with strange engraving? Help Identification

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 am

MK is indeed Michael Keating. Your spoon was assayed in Dublin in the assay year 1799/1800 and the constituent parts of the hallmark are:

- MK: maker's mark
- Hibernia: duty mark (used until 1807 when, with the introduction of the monarch's head duty mark, it became the Dublin town mark)
- Crowned Harp: sterling silver standard mark
- C: date letter

The engraving on the top of the handle is a family armorial and is the symbol of the owner.

Phil

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Re: MK (Michael Keating) Spoon with strange engraving? Help Identification

Postby chris99460 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Much thanks Phil!


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