Really American? Or British colonial? Or ...?

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Agman
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Really American? Or British colonial? Or ...?

Postby Agman » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:06 am

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I bought this nice pair of tablespoons in a version of Kings Pattern, single-struck and heavy gauge. The marks are attributed in various places to Maltby Pelletreau, NY, c. 1820s. But neither the marks nor the spoons as a whole feel American to me. They're heavier gauge than one would expect in coin silver spoons, and the pseudo-hallmarks don't look like NYC pseudo-hallmarks. In fact, the marks look a lot like some China Trade silver marks, especially the "C" date letter. The spoons overall seem more likely to be China Trade or British colonial. Informed opinions?

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Re: Really American? Or British colonial? Or ...?

Postby Traintime » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:04 am

No photos left, but does the description of the psuedos sound familiar (Kings on hourglass, Head mark, Right Facing Lion, and Letter mark). Was thought to be New York. Here: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=43662&p=124985&hilit=right+facing+lion#p124985

Are there any examples of right facing lions in Chinese-export psuedo-marks?


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