Is this spoon Kinsale ?

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Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Postby robert12 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:35 am

Hi,
I have a rat tail table spoon with a pronounced rib on the front of the handle.
Probably original initials AE on the reverse along with 2 x W marks and a 3rd worn mark.
It looks and feels Irish but the W marks are not quite the same as Kinsale examples, maybe an unrecorded one ?
Any help appreciated in pinning down a maker and location for this spoon.
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Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Postby scorpio » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:56 pm

Hi Robert,

No, you are correct, that isn't Joseph & William Wall's mark. I'm unaware of any unrecorded marks for this family.

Gordon

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Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Postby robert12 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:28 pm

Hi Gordon,

thanks for the input on my spoon.
It has an Irish feel to it so are there any other likely attributions in early Irish makers ?
A shame not to pin it down to a maker when the W mark is so clear.

Robert

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Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Postby scorpio » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:39 pm

Hi Robert,

The only other Irish 'W' I can trace is James Whitthorne, mid 18th century but it isn't his mark either. Refer Jackson's page 635.

Gordon

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Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Postby robert12 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:57 am

Hi Gordon,

I did see the James Whitthorne maker mark you refer to.
The only mark that I have found near to this one is the Kinsale one.
I have not found any mark similar from other countries, do you feel it is Irish in origin ?
There must be another item with this maker mark for comparison even if not on a spoon.

Robert


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