Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

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Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

Postby samtron76df » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:16 pm

Have a colonial teaspoon with mark of SA and have been unable to find a good match. I think it is American and there is a foliate scroll on the back of the bowl. It does not match published marks for Samuel Avery but appears to be from his time period. Wonder if anyone would know who this is...

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Re: Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

Postby samtron76df » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:34 pm

Actually, I think it predates Avery...

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Re: Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

Postby Aguest » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:07 pm

Silas Ayers
(1749-1826)

No known examples, but that's more like the date of birth that I would expect with this spoon. :::: I'm guessing made in 1770s. ::::

Samuel Avery is so close, you just want it to be Samuel Avery so badly, and yet Samuel Avery is too late for the form. ::::

Still there's a small chance it could be a very early piece by Samuel Avery?

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Re: Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

Postby Aguest » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:58 pm

Wait, that's the father of Ayers, that was not a silversmith. ::::: Error. 404. :::::

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Re: Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

Postby samtron76df » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:54 pm

BRIX has a Samuel Alford in Philadelphia listed as a goldsmith & Jeweler...

Alford, Samuel Goldsmith & Jeweller Adv. 1759-1762

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Re: Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

Postby samtron76df » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:57 pm

and there is a Samuel Allardice listed in Kovels who was in Phil. and died in 1798...

hoping someone has this mark attributed somewhere... fingers crossed...

thank you for your research...

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Re: Unknown mark SA on colonial teaspoon

Postby Aguest » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:13 pm

The fancy-back part of the spoon made me think about Philadelphia. ::::


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