Maker's marks on this spoon?

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SilverK
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Maker's marks on this spoon?

Postby SilverK » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:39 pm

Hi,

I have this rather nice gilded spoon in the European style, but the marks look somewhat American/Canadian to my untutored eye, hence I've popped it in this section. I am hoping that someone may be able to identify the marks for me - country of manufacture, maker, approx date (which I would guess would be in the first half of the 19th century).

Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Silverk.

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amena
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Re: Maker's marks on this spoon?

Postby amena » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:32 am

I've never seen those marks, but I've seen dozens of times that pattern with different marks, and it was always silverplate. I advise you to test it.
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Amena

SilverK
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Re: Maker's marks on this spoon?

Postby SilverK » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:13 am

Hi Amena,

Yes, I'm very aware of many British silverplate marks of this type, but I'm 100% confident that the spoon is silver, then gilded.

Silverk.

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Re: Maker's marks on this spoon?

Postby Traintime » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:26 am

Seems Pittsburgh 1857-60 next to retailer mark gives some inkling of support to your theory of American origins (scroll down): https://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.com/Ret/RetR1.html

Same idea, different order.


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