6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

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6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:59 am

Hi,
I have 6 matching salt spoons with the hallmarks on the back. There is a monogram on the top and I can't read what it is but it also has a crown engraved on top. Any ideas about the crown? Admin edit

Thanks in advance,

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby oel » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:17 am

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:09 pm

Oh ty! Now I will try to figure out how to post an image that I have taken myself with my iphone. Wish me luck! : )

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:20 pm

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:22 pm

If a better image of the monogram is needed I will attempt to take a better picture.

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:23 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Great set of spoons.

Can you try to capture a larger close-up of the engraving?

Trev.

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:56 pm

Thanks Trev. I have asked several friends and coworkers and no one can read the monogram. I am going to read up on how to make it clearer and will get back with you.

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:39 pm

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:40 pm

I am from West Texas and everyone here thinks its a foreign language!

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:45 pm

I'll move the topic to the Family Crests section to see if we have any luck there.

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Count's coronet? PEM?

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:24 pm

Thanks a lot!

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby agphile » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:34 pm

I think the intertwined cursive initials read JSM. I cannot identify the coronet above them. It presumably identifies JSM's rank in the nobility but perhaps not the British nobility. The inscription is engraved the other way round from what is normal on British spoons which might perhaps suggest these spooons belonged to somebody in continental Europe.

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby silverly » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:27 pm

The middle letter looks like an "E" to me.

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby AG2012 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:24 am

Hi,
Not Commonwealth usage. The coronet has 9 pearls, Continental usage in German-speaking countries for COUNT (der Graf).
Whatever the monogram, it`s impossible to identify the owner.
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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby silverly » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:48 am

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby evanlynn13 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:29 pm

Thanks so much. This forum has been so helpful and I am so impressed with everyone's knowledge and helpfulness. It is kind of fun to imagine who had the spoons and what kind of life they lived.

I have other items my great aunt left me but I don't want to be a board hog! These spoons are the prettiest and most interesting to me.

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby dognose » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:24 am

Hi,

You can never post too many questions on this forum. The more the merrier!

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby nobilityhouse » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:16 pm

The Art of Heraldry (1904) and The British Herald (1830) both remind us that a viscount has a coronet of nine pearls.

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Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

Postby AG2012 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:55 am

Hi,
Viscount coronet has 9 pearls, but different from Continental usage of count coronet, pearls being on spikes.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Art and Archeology by J W Mollett (Sampson Low, 1883).
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