York teaspoons - Barber, Cattle and North

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York teaspoons - Barber, Cattle and North

Postby rat-tail » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:41 pm

Hi All - a set of old English teaspoons I've identified - through Jacksons - to James Barber, George Cattle and William North of York
Assume the t is for 1830 although it's not a great match. Duty mark also looks more like a George 111 one than George IV. But then York marking conventions would appear to be somewhat variable.
Thanks Frank


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Re: York teaspoons - Barber, Cattle and North

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:05 pm

Hi Frank,

You are right on all counts. The maker's mark was in use from 1828 until 1835. It is George III, the cusped head Duty mark continued to make an appearance at York right up until 1838, although a George IV oval was also used between 1823 and 1839, and a William IV one between 1831 and 1837.

Your statement about the York office is very correct.


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