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Lion passant facing right

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:53 am
by joho
Hi All. Can anyone shed any light on this 18th century teaspoon. Its appearance dates it to 1720's or 1730's. It is bottom marked with maker's mark IG with a pellet between and a lion passant facing right (not very well struck, but discernable), in a straight-sided rectangular punch. My initial thoughts were that it was from Newcastle, but I am unable to find a Newcastle maker's mark matching IG. Can anyone help!!! Many thanks.
John
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Re: Lion passant facing right

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:54 pm
by dognose
Hi John,

Like you, I can find no 'I·G' registered with Newcastle. I'll move the topic to 'Provincial & Colonial'.

Trev.

Re: Lion passant facing right

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm
by joho
Thanks Trev. Can you leave it with Newcastle as well as Provincial and Colonial or is that against the rules?

All the best
John

Re: Lion passant facing right

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:06 am
by dognose
It will continue to appear as a 'Ghost' topic in the Newcastle section. Anyone clicking on the 'ghost' topic will automatically be directed to the original.

Trev.

Re: Lion passant facing right

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:00 am
by joho
Many thanks Trev.

John

Re: Lion passant facing right

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:44 pm
by mk209
This spoon (or one the same) is now with me. It feels British with a typical marriage triangle of initials engraved on the back. Although it’s in a typical 1730’s style it’s very well defined so maybe of a later period? I’ve searched Colonial but had no luck so far.

Matt

Re: Lion passant facing right

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:57 pm
by Traintime
In the interest of grouping this oddity practice (psuedo right lion and maker initials): viewtopic.php?f=57&p=169295#p169295

Re: Lion passant facing right

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:07 pm
by Traintime
Could the "I" be a "J". Don't want to go to far astray, but did Jabez Gorham ever has his own mark in the earliest days?