Duty Mark on spoon

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Duty Mark on spoon

Postby dcolter » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:25 pm

I have 2 spoons with marks I believe I have correctly identified, but I am confused by the duty mark with the monarch facing left, as I thought Kings faced right. I believe the maker was Joshua Buckton (letters IB); the spoon was made in 1804 (letter H) and assayed in Dublin.
Who is represented in the duty mark?
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Re: Duty Mark on spoon

Postby dcolter » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:34 pm


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Re: Duty Mark on spoon

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:23 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Your spoons were assayed at Dublin in 1828. The maker was James Brady, the Duty mark represents the head of George IV.

Items assayed at Dublin in 1804 would not be struck with a Duty mark, that was not applied there until 1807.

See: https://www.925-1000.com/dlDublin2.html#M

It future posts please ensure your images are embedded.

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Re: Duty Mark on spoon

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:32 am

And to answer your question about the direction in which George IV is facing: this follows the system used in coinage where succeeding monarchs are depicted facing the other way to their predecessors. Strangely none of the other assay offices followed this convention for the George IV duty mark and Chester and Newcastle never even got around to replacing George III with George IV!

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Re: Duty Mark on spoon

Postby dcolter » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:23 am

Thank you Phil. I used the Img button, then inserted the link, but that did not seem to work.

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Re: Duty Mark on spoon

Postby dcolter » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:56 am

figured it out. thx


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