T D on Hanoverian Rattails 1759

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T D on Hanoverian Rattails 1759

Postby admin » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:19 pm

I believe the date mark on these rattails is 1759/60, a gothic font D, somewhat squashed in this example. The earliest "T pellet D" mark illustrated in Grimwade is a Thomas Dene, registered in 1767.
The unregistered section shows a TD mark (3818), although without the pellet, believed to be Thomas Doxsey, this mark found on 1759 spoons.
Any thoughts?

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London maker T.D

Postby carlislepaul » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:36 am

I aquired a Hanovarian double drop teaspoon yesterday with identical makers mark which I have attributed to Thomas Dene as result photo on http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk.
Do you agree with this attribution?
Your date mark is possibly a squashed 'O' for 1769.

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Postby MCB » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:14 am

Hello Tom & Paul,
The London gothic letter sequence for 1756-76 looks to be the right one and only the D for 1759 or the O for 1769 would fit.
None of the known candidates with initials TD for an item assayed in 1759 registered a mark comparable to the one shown here. Incidentally Grimwade's biographical note for Doxey shows he was a goldworker in the 1773 Parliamentary List and the attribution to Doxey of the unregistered rectangular mark without a pellet on a 1759 silver spoon is doubtful.
Dene looks to be the only maker in 1769 known to have registered a mark comparable to the one here. The pellet distinguishes it.
Thomas Dene and a 1769 spoon looks to me a reasonable attribution.
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Mike
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