Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

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Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

Postby joho » Tue May 12, 2020 3:35 am

Hi All. Can anyone help identify the maker's mark on this toy dognose spoon. The closest I can find is one of Isaac Liger's marks (see photo), but I can find no record of him having ever made toy or miniature items. I guess it is possible that it may be European! The spoon is about 1.75 inches long and there are no other marks. Would be grateful for any help. Many thanks.
John

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Re: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue May 12, 2020 6:13 am

The mark does not match any published 17th or 18th century British marks (Grimwade and Jackson both searched).

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Re: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

Postby joho » Tue May 12, 2020 7:17 am

Thanks for your searches Phil - much appreciated!

I wonder who attributed the similar mark in the photo to Liger as I don't think this mark appears in the published works either. I found it in silvermakersmarks.co.uk. I've attached another photo of this mark. Hopefully a little clearer.

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Re: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue May 12, 2020 3:33 pm

The silvermakersmarks web site is mine. You will note that the Liger mark is reproduced by courtesy of the SilverTeaTongs web site and it is from the owner of that site, Dr David Shlosberg, that I have the attribution. There is not enough similarity between that mark and yours to suggest any connection.

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Re: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

Postby klipsteen » Wed May 13, 2020 4:27 pm

Agreed Phil - maybe some similarities, but not sufficient to be a contender.
Silvermakersmarks website - what a fantastic resource, use it all the time!

Many thanks again for your help.
John


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