Hi,# It is not Egypt but Egyptian revival, most likely early 19th century. The spoon is George III or George IV duty mark (no town mark) but earlier than 1833. One of the marks on the salt cellar could be the head of Parthenope (facing right ? ) with number 8 for 833/000.The mark was used in Kingdom of The Two Sicilies after 1824. If so, the spoon is matching salt cellar in regard of the age, but cannot tell for sure. Regards
The spoon is London 1792 as the duty mark is George III. The makers could be George Smith (III) & William Fearn; WF is visible and the loop above them could be for S, and they were partners around that time. The spoon is slightly older that the salt cellar as Egyptian revival style become fashionable in the early 19th century.
AG 2012 is right, it is a salt cellar of the kingdom of the two Sicilies. From 1826, for the provinces "beyond the lighthouse" (that is, Sicily) is prescribed the mark with the head of Ceres facing left , similar to the mark with the head of Partenope facing right in use "on this side of the lighthouse" ( that is, the kingdom of Naples) The FG mark with flower is obviously the silversmith's mark (unknown to me), while I cannot recognize what the third mark represents. Interesting punching anyway Best regards Amena
Hi Denis I have two little curiosities about the punching of your sugar bowl. The sign that I indicated with a red arrow, is it a mark or just a scratch in the metal? What I indicated with the green arrow, is it an overstruck mark or a metal defect? Thank you Amena
amena wrote:The sign that I indicated with a red arrow, is it a mark or just a scratch in the metal? What I indicated with the green arrow, is it an overstruck mark or a metal defect?
About green arrow - this hole is located in the middle of the bottom of the salt cellar, so I think this is a technological nuance of production About red arrow - I could not see anything in this place, just a scratch
A small step forward. The unknown mark belomg to the assayer Matteo Serretta of Palermo. It was certainly used in 1837 but perhaps even later. You can see it on page 22 of this link. https://masteruniversitariostore.files. ... giotta.pdf I wanted to post the photo here, but tinypic is not working any more and Postimage also has some problems. How can you do it? Amena