Origin of meat skewer?

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juantotree
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Origin of meat skewer?

Postby juantotree » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:44 am

Hi

I am trying to identify the origins of this meat skewer, marked only once with a makers mark IC. To me it has an Irish feel about it but I may be completely wrong, does anybody have any ideas please?

Many Thanks
Martin

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Re: Origin of meat skewer?

Postby dognose » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:21 am

Hi Martin,

Anything beginning with an 'I' is always a nightmare to trace, but to me, a tentative suggestion would be James Cornfute of Perth.

He is recorded as striking a single mark only at times.

Trev.

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Re: Origin of meat skewer?

Postby airgeadoir » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:24 am

The nobleman's crest on the skewer depicts a unicorn, a mythological creature long associated with Scotland and Scottish heraldry. For example a quick search shows Innes-Ker the family of the Dukes of Roxburghe with a similar crest. perhaps some further evidence for Scottish rather than Irish provenance?

For what it is worth it doesn't look Irish to me, or rather it is in a form I have never noted in Irish silver.

John

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Re: Origin of meat skewer?

Postby juantotree » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:27 am

Thanks for the input guys, I have posted an image of the crest, maybe it will help.

Martin

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