Aguest wrote:I understand the Catherine Wheel comparison, but do you really think the Thistle image is actually a Thistle? ::: If the Thistle is actually another flower, perhaps that hallmark led the authors astray to look at Scotland when actually it points to somewhere else? :::
jok23 wrote:So the marks on this beaker appear in a 1935 article on Scottish Spoons, but are listed as unidentified, possibly the earliest recorded thistle mark. IN the article the author refers to Jackson who lists the mark (without the thistle) as unattributed possibly Yorkshire circa 1690. This beaker has the thistle mark also, which would seem strange for English provincial. Has anymore research been done into this mark (I only have an old edition of Jackson which still lists it as possibly Yorkshire, without the thistle).
Reference for the 1935 article is: How, G E P, 1935, Early Scottish Spoons, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, January 14th, p.152
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