JC mark on Teaspoons

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JC mark on Teaspoons

Postby dognose » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:40 pm

Hi,

Has anyone any thoughts on the maker of these teaspoons?

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Just the maker's mark on this pair.

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Postby admin » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:59 pm

Hi Trev,
The mark appears somewhat distorted, possibly from stem thickening. Is it bottom marked?
Not sure, but believe there is some possibility of it being a slightly squished version of the mark of James Cox, Madras.
http://www.925-1000.com/AngloIndian_01.html
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Postby dognose » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:21 am

Hi Tom,

I'll try to get some more photos on later today.

It would be great if these were the work of Cox, but however, I'm doubtful. Cox would have no need to strike his mark prior to finishing as his work would not have had to be summited for assay, so in theory his mark should be undisturbed.

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Postby admin » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:04 am

Good point!
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Postby dognose » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:49 am

Image of backs.

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Postby dognose » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:41 am

Found it!

John Clark I, of Perth. John Clark was the son of the silversmith Hugh Clark (fl. 1766-c.1770, died c.1770). John Clark was known to have working during the period 1779-1807.

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Postby dognose » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:14 pm

Mark images of John Clark I.

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Photos courtesy of Richard Turner

As can be seen, Tom was quite right, there had been re-working of the stem, post marking.

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