Any ideas on this spoon's origin?

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Any ideas on this spoon's origin?

Postby juantotree » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:22 am

Hi

This teaspoon I originally thought may be Scottish Provincial, possibly Perth, but I now think it is more likely Colonial.

Has anybody seen these marks before, if not any opinions would be gratefully appreciated.

Many Thanks
Martin

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Re: Any ideas on this spoon's origin?

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am

Hi Martin,

That would be Robert Gray of Glasgow. The marks are official Edinburgh Assay Office ones.

Trev.

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Re: Any ideas on this spoon's origin?

Postby juantotree » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:21 am

Thanks very much Trev.

Martin

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Re: Any ideas on this spoon's origin?

Postby Aguest » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:53 am

Is that the "Incuse Head Of King George III" which was only used for one year in 1785? So would that prove the year of assay?

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Re: Any ideas on this spoon's origin?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:34 am

Yes, it's the incuse head; it was used from December 1784 until some time in the 1785 assay year which ended in September 1786.

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