ID - Salt Spoon - Letter B instead of City Mark?

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JamesLincs
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ID - Salt Spoon - Letter B instead of City Mark?

Postby JamesLincs » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:48 pm

I am new to silver and acquired a lovely little salt spoon engraved with an M on the handle (not part of the hallmark). I have been searching for ages and cannot for the life of me identify when/where/who made it? I have assumed it is silver from the passant. Please can someone help? I can provide more images if needed. Thank you in advance. Image link below.

https://ibb.co/nqu6ga

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Re: ID - Salt Spoon - Letter B instead of City Mark?

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:38 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

The spoon was assayed at London in 1797. We'll need a large close-up of the maker's mark to have any chance of identifying the maker.

You need to embed your images as very few people will click on links.

Trev.

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Re: ID - Salt Spoon - Letter B instead of City Mark?

Postby JamesLincs » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:52 pm

Thanks very much. Could you tell me how you know that? I have a attached another photo (hopefully embedded this time). Is this any better? It looks like a Letter "T" on the end.

Image

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Re: ID - Salt Spoon - Letter B instead of City Mark?

Postby silverly » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:08 pm

Sort of looks like Thomas Streetin to me, but I'm sure others will know better.

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Re: ID - Salt Spoon - Letter B instead of City Mark?

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:17 pm

Could you tell me how you know that?


By the date letter and confirmed by the variation to the Duty mark.

I agree with silverly, Thomas Streetin.

Trev.

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Re: ID - Salt Spoon - Letter B instead of City Mark?

Postby JamesLincs » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:05 pm

Thank you very much. I didn't expect such prompt replies. Enjoy your weekends.


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