Bottom marked teaspoon.

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paulh
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Bottom marked teaspoon.

Postby paulh » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:26 am

I first thought this was a teaspoon by James Erskine of Aberdeen, but as he is recorded as working from the 1790s it is a little late to be making Hanoverian bottom marked teaspoons. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Bottom marked teaspoon.

Postby dognose » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:26 am

Hi Paul,

I feel this is indeed the mark of James Erskine, especially with that exaggerated base of the 'E'.

I suppose there are several possibilities as to why the out-dated style of the spoon was used, but unlike today fashion took years reach the extremes of the country and Aberdeen was a long, long way from London. Or maybe it was just a replacement for a missing spoon from an earlier made set?

Trev.

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Re: Bottom marked teaspoon.

Postby paulh » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:45 pm

Hello Trev. I hope you are keeping well. We were going with the replacement idea. Most of the James Erskine spoon that I have seem were fiddle pattern, butI know what you mean about remoteness and 18th century fashion in Aberdeen,. I am sure that they will catch up eventually.
Paul.


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