Exeter Hallmarks

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Exeter Hallmarks

Postby trice » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:52 am


I hope this is the correct forum to post.

I have a caddy spoon marked RF with no date mark. Having read Miles's excellent article http://www.925-1000.com/a_exeterlions.html, I think it may be Exeter.

My questions are:
Is it Exeter?
If so, is it by Richard Ferris?
Is the duty mark triple-cuspid and if so is that significant?
I've dated it, according to Jackson's Hallmarks to between 1805 - 1817.
But with Miles's article this could be narrowed to 1810 as date marks started appearing on spoons then.
The bowl is repaired at the side.

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Apologies for all the questions, but I'd like to learn as I've never had Exeter silver before - if indeed it is.


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Re: Exeter Hallmarks

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:53 am

Hi Trice,

Welcome to the Forum.

Yes, it is Exeter, and by Richard Ferris. The triple-cusp Duty mark would indicate a change in the rate of Duty payable.


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Re: Exeter Hallmarks

Postby Granmaa » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:58 pm

Hi Trice and Trev,

I think your spoon matches up with my figure 4: 1798 - 1804.


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Re: Exeter Hallmarks

Postby trice » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:55 am

Hi Trev and Miles,

Many thanks for your replies. I really appreciate it and this is a really useful site.

Apologies if I posted incorrectly; I did read the dos and don'ts but still wasn't sure if I'd got all the relevant information.

Again many thanks. I'll try not to be a pest.


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