British hallmarks on Sugar scissor

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British hallmarks on Sugar scissor

Postby emilgaigns » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:49 am

Hello everyone.

I have 2 Silver sugar scissors that I can't really identify the maker mark, city mark and date.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance !


No. 1

2 hallmarks present :

- silver standard mark
- 2 letters (G I ?)

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No 2.

- silver standard mark
- letters H P


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Re: British hallmarks on Sugar scissor

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:39 am

If you are a collector of tongs you will know that maker's mark and sterling lion passant are normally the only marks present on 18th century examples.

Your first maker is GS and almost certainly London. The lion passant is of the type used from 1739 to 1755 but I am not certain about the identity of GS - possibly George Smith I.

HP is Henry Plumpton a specialist London tongs maker who was working from 1761 until at least 1773.

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Re: British hallmarks on Sugar scissor

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:57 am

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Re: British hallmarks on Sugar scissor

Postby emilgaigns » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:38 pm

silvermakersmarks wrote:If you are a collector of tongs you will know that maker's mark and sterling lion passant are normally the only marks present on 18th century examples.

Your first maker is GS and almost certainly London. The lion passant is of the type used from 1739 to 1755 but I am not certain about the identity of GS - possibly George Smith I.

HP is Henry Plumpton a specialist London tongs maker who was working from 1761 until at least 1773.

Phil





Thank you very much for the for the info. It is much appreciated. Everyday you learn new things :) Great forum, great people here.

I am not a tongs collector, I bought them with other items as a package deal. I knew they were old but couldn't be sure it was 18th century.

Ps. Sorry for the double post.

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Re: British hallmarks on Sugar scissor

Postby buckler » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:34 pm

Another, probably more likely possibility, is Gabriel Sleath, who is known to have had nips assayed in the 1739 - 1755 period .


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