Dike Impey Dog Nose Fork

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legrandmogol
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Dike Impey Dog Nose Fork

Postby legrandmogol » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:05 am

I recently acquired this Dog Nose fork from an English auction house. They said it was by Dike Impey c.1725. It only has part of a maker's mark with no trace or evidence of any other marks. It measures about 7.3" long. It is kinda late for a wavy end fork but not unheard of if he was rounding out an older set. I suppose it is also possible he made this while unregistered or that it is not the mark of Impey at all. I only have Grimwades first edition so I am not sure if there is any updated info on him in the later editions. I also would love to know who the crest belongs to.

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Re: Dike Impey Dog Nose Fork

Postby dognose » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:06 am

Hi legrandmogol,

Just my thoughts, but on the face of it, I see no reason to attribute it as a British piece, let alone to Dike Impey.

Hopefully others will add their thoughts.

Trev.

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Re: Dike Impey Dog Nose Fork

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:33 am

My thoughts too. The shape of the shield in the armorial feels non-English to me.

Phil

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Re: Dike Impey Dog Nose Fork

Postby legrandmogol » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:44 am

i would love for it to be provincial or colonial but I can't find any other matches other than Impey


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