Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
bstaunto
contributor
Posts: 185
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:43 am
Location: Australia

Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Postby bstaunto » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 am

Hi all,

Picked up this little teaspoon with a matching Dublin one. Marks are obviously a bit rubbed, but could tell from the fleur-de-lis that is was probably Limerick. Getting a closer look, it appears to be S*P for Samuel Purdon who was working 1830s-1840s. I haven't tracked down the crest yet, it is a stag's head with a cross coming out the top.

Cheers, Ben.

Image

Image

dognose
Site Admin
Posts: 42928
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:53 pm
Location: England

Re: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:35 am

Great find Ben! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Trev.

scorpio
contributor
Posts: 182
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:41 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Postby scorpio » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:31 pm

Nice find Ben. Your spoon is much earlier than the 1830s. Samuel Purdon worked from 1800 at 3 Charlotte Quay, Limerick according to A Celebration of Limerick Silver and Bennett mentions that date too as the start of his working life. Also, the trefoil device on the spoon (its significance is not known) was seen on Limerick flatware around 1800.

airgeadoir
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:00 pm

Re: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Postby airgeadoir » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:50 am

Ben,
The crest is for a branch of the Power or De la Poer family principally located in County Waterford in the South East of Ireland. Depictions of this crest adorn Curraghmore, seat of the Marquess of Waterford (De la Poer-Beresford), as well as the gate piers at the entrance to Faithlegg House near Waterford, now a golf club and country house hotel and formerly the seat of Power of Faithlegg!
John

dognose
Site Admin
Posts: 42928
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:53 pm
Location: England

Re: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:18 pm

Apparently the crest is known as St Hubert's Deer.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubertus

These links may also be of interest: http://russianside.blogspot.com/2017/06 ... house.html

and: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6288982454

Trev.


Return to “Irish Hallmarks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest