Unknown mark "BP"

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Unknown mark "BP"

Postby samtron76df » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:47 pm

Mark on old spoon - est. 1770's - 1780's maybe - BP. Unable to find this exact mark and wonder if anyone might know who the maker is...

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Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Postby Aguest » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:27 pm

Benjamin Prince died 1789 New York Silversmith (No Known Mark) ::: You might be in the (No Known Mark) zone :::

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Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Postby samtron76df » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:36 pm

Thank you for the info. I have seen one other spoon marked this way and it also fell within Mr. Prince's working dates. So far he is the top contender...

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Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Postby Aguest » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:49 am

Born in 1756 so he was only alive for 33 years. ::: The form seems correct for 1770-1789 :::

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Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Postby samtron76df » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:53 pm

I was hoping it was a seldom seen mark by Benjamin Pierpont...

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Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Postby Aguest » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:57 am

Was the other spoon you found by "BP" similar in form to this spoon? :::

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Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Postby samtron76df » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:40 pm

Yes, very similar.


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