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by buckler
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Dublin Ireland makers mark J*S?
Replies: 6
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Looking at the JS tongs on Graham Hodges site I agree his dating to post 1797 (or post 1794) , which if Jackson is correct rules Shields out on that pair. However the mark on your pair is not identical to his and thus does not IMHO exclude Shields for your pair . They are a nice pair by any standard...
by buckler
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Dublin Ireland makers mark J*S?
Replies: 6
Views: 5644

John Shields mark given in Jackson on a tablespoon looks a good match, and spoonmakers often made tongs. Your dating is too late however I think - by 1793 the oval punches for Hibernia and the crowned harp had been replaced by a cut cornered rectangle and by 1807 a George Head had been added . John ...
by buckler
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Marrow Scoop. Help with Makers Mark please.
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

Dognose has a good theory - if the Assay office could alter the Duty George Head by in 1797 and others by filing small nicks to signify a different rate of duty, the George Smith 1 could easily alter a four lobed punch (Grimwade 908) to a horizontal punch. He may well not have bothered to re -regist...
by buckler
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Marrow Scoop. Help with Makers Mark please.
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

GS on spoons and buckles normally refers to the second or third George Smith. The slightly sloping back S is generally accepted as one of George Smith 2 's numerous marks , but I cannot recall ever seeing one with the indented top to the punch and he was principally a bucklemaker. George Smith 3 was...

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