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Provincial silver spoon?
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:12 am
Here is a good quality silver teaspoon; it has only one mark: G&L. I'd date it at c.1800.
Does anyone recognize this mark and where it's from? Any help will be appreciated.
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:10 am
I recently found out that this style of ampersand was used in Scotland, but I've still had no luck with the maker.
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:09 pm
It was made by Gordon & Lovell of Madras between 1803 - 7.
See p76 Wynyard Wilkinson's Indian Colonial Silver.
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:19 pm
Thankyou very much Scotprov, I would never have thought of Indian origin. Were large amounts of flatware imported back to Britain?
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:19 pm
A fair quantity. Members of the Raj had their nice canteens of silver out there, then, when they came home, they naturally brought it with them as the Indian stuff cost a fraction of the home produced silverwares. Added satisfaction was that it made them the 'Jones's' with whom everyone else had to keep up, but at an exhorbitant price!