quiet knife wrote:
Can anyone help me identify these marks.
They look to be Sheffield 1866.
Is the J F for James Fenton?
Any help would be appreciated.
This picture is of a sterling silver fruit knife with Mother of Pearl handles.
The first mark is worn and isn't all that clear but looks to be a crown.
The second mark is a capital "Y" and looks to be the type font for 1866 sheffield.
The J F is what's got me stumped.
Most James Fenton marks I've seen have a period between the initials.
Also did James Fenton make these type knives to be sold in Sheffield? As from what I've read his shop was in Birmingham.
Was there another maker in Sheffield who used these initials during this time period?