Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

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Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby user701 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:13 am

I have a salt spoon and have been unable to ID the maker / importer.

There is a French weevil mark, French export mark, on the front of the handle.

I have searched, as I know I have seen this makers mark somewhere before, but cannot find it anywhere, I have forgotten where I have seen it before.

It was assayed at London, 1910

Thank you for any help

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Re: Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby dognose » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:35 pm

Hi User,

See: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=36501&p=96947#p96947

It doesn't take us much further forward, but at least we know that the mark was in use at least from 1910 to 1929.

Trev.

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Re: Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby user701 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:47 pm

Thanks Trev, certainly something to think about and do some more research, time permitting.

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Re: Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby dognose » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:48 pm

I have a theory!

We have 'MA' and a tree device, the tree looks like a pine. I believe the French for 'Pine' is 'Pin'. 'MA PIN'.

Are we looking at the retailer mark of Mappin & Webb's Paris branch?


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Trev.

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Re: Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby user701 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:41 am

Interesting theory and you could be on to something. I have had one spoon with the MA and tree mark on before, I think I remember posting it on here back then, it was a few years ago.

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Re: Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby user701 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:44 am

Sorry, I didn't realise your post was on my original post, I should have scrolled up to see my original post :)

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Re: Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby dognose » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:03 pm

A friend contacted Mappin & Webb over the likelihood of this being their mark used at their Paris branch. They have replied, but could not offer a definitive answer. Whilst they could find nothing in their records regarding such marking, they felt rather positive towards the theory of it and considered it a distinct possibility.

The hunt for a 100% positive outcome to this question continues, but, to me, M & W are in pole position.

Trev.

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Re: Maker / importer ID of salt spoon

Postby user701 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:51 am

At least they didn't dismiss the possibility, that is encouraging. Maybe one day we will all get a definitive answer. Please tell you friend thank you from me for contacting them.


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