Fochabers ? teaspoon

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robert12
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Fochabers ? teaspoon

Postby robert12 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:39 pm

Hi,
help needed on this mark please.
I know of the JM at Fochabers but the JS is the problem.
Any ideas welcome.
https://db.tt/JwrnqgPt
https://db.tt/neACepC0

Thanks Robert

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Re: Fochabers ? teaspoon

Postby dognose » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:12 pm

Hi Robert,

Shamelessly clutching at straws, but James Morrison's last address was John Street, Aberdeen.

Trev.

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Re: Fochabers ? teaspoon

Postby robert12 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:24 am

Hi Trev.
Interesting theory.
Are you happy enough with the JM stamp being James Morrison ?

Thanks, Bob

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Re: Fochabers ? teaspoon

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:17 am

Hi Bob,

It does appear to match the example that is illustrated in G.P. Moss's 'Provincial Silversmiths of Moray and Their Marks' (p.95), and on this example:

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They all have the elongated serifs that are very noticeable on the tops of the 'M'.

Trev.

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Re: Fochabers ? teaspoon

Postby robert12 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:45 am

Hi Trev,
Perhaps JM just added his marks on a spoon
already made by the mystery JS
and not necessarily in a partnership.
Easy enough to just stamp each side.

Bob


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