Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

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btalarczyk
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Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

Postby btalarczyk » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:40 am

I came across this tea pot in the attic of an old abandoned house. I did my research on your fantastic website but I could not find anything on the maker of the piece and I was having trouble figuring out the date also.

This item looks like it was made in London and that it is sterling silver but I can't identify the "Duty Mark" and I'm not exactly sure which year the "A" is supposed to correspond to (1896, 1816, or 1776)

Also, I found nothing in the Makers section for the maker hallmark which appears to be "IEEE"

One other strange issue is the last picture below. On the side of the pot there is a marking that looks like a man falling backwards with a ship's anchor going through his head. Does anyone know what that's supposed to be?

Can anyone help in identifying this item?

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user701
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

Postby user701 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:52 am

The maker is John & Edward Edwards (John Edwards III & his son)

Hallmarked for London, date letter a for 1816

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Make ... IH.html#IE

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Re: Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

Postby user701 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:54 am

Forgot to add the last picture is a family crest, it is a bent arm holding an anchor.

spobby
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

Postby spobby » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:16 am

Fairbairn has the crest as that of the Maton family, but not much other info to add
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John

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Re: Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

Postby asheland » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:38 pm

Nothing much to add, but quite a nice find!

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Re: Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

Postby btalarczyk » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:40 pm

Thanks so much to all of you for all your help! What a fantastic site!


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