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Is this a Mary Ashworth spoon?

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:43 pm
by rat-tail
Hi All
I have this charming old English teaspoon with only Lion passant, duty mark and M.A. The lion passant does not look like a London one of the period, and the only maker I can trace in my copy of Jacksons that's right for the period is Mary Ashworth of Durham - one small problem - I am fairly sure this mark has a pellet - Jacksons does not. Any thoughts appreciated. - Thanks Frank

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Re: Is this a Mary Ashworth spoon?

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:26 pm
by dognose
Hi Frank,

I asked the same question myself a few years back. See: viewtopic.php?f=52&t=12390&p=27598

I am satisfied this is an unregistered mark of Mercy (Mary) Ashworth.

Regards Trev.

Re: Is this a Mary Ashworth spoon?

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:32 pm
by rat-tail
Snap - we have the same spoons - many thanks Trev - and for the info on the lions passant of Newcastle - Thanks Frank

Re: Is this a Mary Ashworth spoon?

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:53 am
by Essexboy Fisher
Hello. Is this possibly another spoon with one of these Durham based Mercy Ashworth "dot" MA marks?

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Yours
Fishless

Re: Is this a Mary Ashworth spoon?

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:28 pm
by dognose
Hi Fishless,

It is indeed. Nice find, you don't see many of them about. Love the quirky way it's been marked.

Trev.