Identification of Maker?

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DublinFusiler
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Identification of Maker?

Postby DublinFusiler » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:04 am

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I cannot seem to trace the maker of this loving cup. Marks appears to be 'MF'.

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Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Karl

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Re: Identification of Maker?

Postby scorpio » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:11 am

The mark is that of Michael Fowler, a mid 18th century Dublin silversmith.

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Re: Identification of Maker?

Postby scorpio » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:19 am

Really need sharper photos of the marks to check the date from the Harp Crowned and Hibernia marks but an educated guess is 1754. A nice loving cup. Douglas Bennett lists him as being a Quarter Brother in 1750 and a Freeman in 1751.

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Re: Identification of Maker?

Postby DublinFusiler » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:01 am

Many thanks Scorpio, that makes sense.


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