could these be Joseph Hicks

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could these be Joseph Hicks

Postby rat-tail » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:29 pm

Hi All

Have this set of bright cut teaspoons with shell bowls. The lion passant looks like it could be Exeter and hoping JH is for Joseph Hicks. Presume late C18, but wondering if anyone could tell anything from the duty mark. Also unusually, these have "fiddle" shoulders.

Many thanks Frank

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Re: could these be Joseph Hicks

Postby dognose » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi Frank,

Yes, Joseph Hicks. See: http://www.925-1000.com/dlExeter.html#M

This article is a very useful tool for dating: http://www.925-1000.com/a_exeterlions.html

Trev.

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Re: could these be Joseph Hicks

Postby Essexboy Fisher » Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:53 pm

Hello, I could be repeating the question with this pair of tongs. However I am fairly confident that these tongs carry an earlier Joseph Hicks mark and date circa 1790 (after the 1875 incuse duty mark but before the indented 1797 duty mark).

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