spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

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spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

Postby wev » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 pm

While I feel pretty steady on American marks, my knowledge of English makers is best described as rudimentary. This is a set of 4 3/4" spoons, all identical in size, decoration, and monogram. One is marked for 1783 by Robert Cruickshank, while the other five are only marked with a lion and what appears to be TI or TT (conjoined) or ? The marks on all five are sloppily struck and worn, so I posted the best three, which show different bits.

Any suggestions?

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Re: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:13 am

I think it's most likely John Lambe. Turn the images the other way up....

And RC may well be Richard Crossley.

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Re: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

Postby Sasropakis » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 am

I agree with "silvermakersmarks" that it's John Lambe. The spoons are pre-1781 because they don't have date letter and John Lambe's mark in 1770's was quite peculiar joint IL. I have actually a teaspoon by him which is almost identical. The only difference is that in my spoon the feather edge decoration goes around the bowl too. And RC is most likely Richard Crossley who registered his own mark in 1782 and made a lot of flatware. I think Robert Cruickshank was already in Canada at that time.


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