Glasgow - GLN Maker, 1743-1752

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Glasgow - GLN Maker, 1743-1752

Postby bstaunto » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:49 am

Hi team,

Picked up this little beauty today. It was listed as John Glen, probably due to the attribution in Turner's book, but it seem like a funny mark for Glen if he is already using IG at other points. Has anyone else seen this mark? Or have any other Glasgow makers as options for the period?

There is also a funny little engraving on the base between the marks...any thoughts??

Thanks in advance,
Ben

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Re: Glasgow - GLN Maker, 1743-1752

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:56 am

The Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths also attributes this mark to John Glen but notes that it is much rarer than his more usually seen IG and JG marks.

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Re: Glasgow - GLN Maker, 1743-1752

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:14 pm

A correction: this mark is attributed to James (not John) Glen. I really should concentrate more.....

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Re: Glasgow - GLN Maker, 1743-1752

Postby AG2012 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi,
In regard of the engraving,too many George II silver items were engraved by Victorians.
The sellers and auctioneers reluctantly, if ever,admit the fact.
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