silver makers mark

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jok23
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silver makers mark

Postby jok23 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:32 am

Wondering if anyone can identify the mark on this box, its IS over a swan. Only a single mark. Not sure if English or Continental, but looks to date around 1800.

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dognose
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Re: silver makers mark

Postby dognose » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:30 am

Hi,

It looks a good match for John Swann, if so, then the box would be somewhat earlier, the mark was apparently registered at the LAO in 1714. As I'm sure you know, maker's marks for silver registered in this period were composed of the first two letters of the surname, so perhaps this punch should have been reserved for use on gold items, or in this case, perhaps a silver item not sent for assay.

Trev.


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