London silver serving spoon ? date

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populous38
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London silver serving spoon ? date

Postby populous38 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:16 pm

Hi guys
I'm having difficulty dating this large silver serving spoon. Date letter is a bit worn but looks like a Q. Wondered if anyone has any idea.
Appreciated as always.
Gary
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Re: London silver serving spoon ? date

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:27 pm

Hi Gary,

I would have said the 'O' of 1769. The maker is Elizabeth Tookey, her mark contained within a lozenge, indicating her status as a widow.

Trev.

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Re: London silver serving spoon ? date

Postby populous38 » Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:34 pm

Trev, thanks, wonderful, really appreciated as always.
Gary

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Re: London silver serving spoon ? date

Postby Aguest » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:30 pm

:::: Do you have more information about this "widow lozenge" hallmark? ::::
:::: I have pieces by Mary Chawner and I believe she was a widow? ::::::::::

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Re: London silver serving spoon ? date

Postby silvermakersmarks » Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:56 am

The lozenge shape seems to have been an 18th century feature. Mary Chawner was widowed in 1834. Other examples are:

Elizabeth Aldridge (c1765)
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Elizabeth Jackson (1748)
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