I P (Script ) on a 1759 London Coffee Pot

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I P (Script ) on a 1759 London Coffee Pot

Postby excalibur1661 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:59 pm

Hello,

I am new to this forum.

I would be grateful if any one could shed on the maker's mark of this 1759 London Coffee pot. It looks like John Pollock's, however, the problem is that he passed away in 1754. What adds to the complication is that the marks under the lid are obscured due to repair.
Any expert opinion would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Help needed on a 1759 London Coffee Pot Mark

Postby user701 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:35 pm

Looks like John Payne to me (but I may be wrong), regsitered his mark 1751

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Re: Help needed on a 1759 London Coffee Pot Mark

Postby buckler » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:05 pm

Welcome to the forum and the ranks of the makers marked confused.
I agree the dating to 1759/60 London but would question the identification of the makers mark to John Pollock . Grimwade gives two marks for him, nr 1572 (roman capitals in a vertically cusped punch) and nr 1596 (script in a very unusual heart shaped punch). Neither match your mark. Neither do they appear to match anything else in Grimwade !

Certainly the will of John Pollock,Goldsmith of Beltone Street In Westminster was proved at PCC on 22 November 1755 which sounds like the Grimwade John Pollock of Belton Street ,Long Acre.
So this guy was dead by end of 1755 and I think the pot is unlikely on these grounds to be by him

So I think we have another silversmith whose mark appears on your pot.

But who ?

My only guess is that this is a man in the lost small worker register of 1738 to 1758. Often silversmiths registered as small workers and went on to large work etc without registering another mark .

I will add it to the Lost Marks file !

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Re: Help needed on a 1759 London Coffee Pot Mark

Postby buckler » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:19 pm

I also considered John Payne, but this Mark is a fairly plain punch with no pellet.

Paynes 1751 punch ( Grimwade nr 1597) has an indented punch with a pellet, and the two unidentified IP marks ( nr 3672 & 3671) attributed to him also have fancy punches and one or two pellets.

Not to say that this isn't an unregistered or unrecorded mark of his though !

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Re: Help needed on a 1759 London Coffee Pot Mark

Postby excalibur1661 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:22 pm

Thank you all for your very insightful comments on the mark.


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