Who Is J. Wake?

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Who Is J. Wake?

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:01 pm

Hi,

Has anyone come across this maker before?:

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J. Wake

Any thoughts appreciated.

Trev.

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Re: Who Is J. Wake?

Postby Aguest » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:22 pm

In a book from 1915 I found a sentence which reads "Mat Waite was the son of a silversmith, John Wake, who wrought at his trade near upon a century ago. His father also was a worker in silver." ::: However, when I go to the actual text of the book, it seems to read "John Waite" instead of "John Wake" so this could be some sort of error in translation ::: This must be an error which occurred when translating the physical text into digital text :::

There's a long history of a Wake family in England, which is of historical interest, but no mention of a "J. Wake" have I yet found :::

I get the feeling these would be English Colonial/English Provincial rather than American, what do you think when you look at the spoons?

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Re: Who Is J. Wake?

Postby dognose » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:54 am

Hi Aguest,

Thanks for your thoughts and the attempt to find the origin of these spoons.

The spoons are not mine (I wish they were!), I was just sent the images for a possible identification. To me, there is something strangely familiar about them, I guess at some point in time I've seen marks in a similar font, or........., but at the moment nothing is ringing any bells.

Hopefully another member will have some thoughts.

Trev.

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Re: Who Is J. Wake?

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:18 pm

A year has past, so just moving the topic to the colonial section to see if there are any new thoughts as to the origin of these spoons.

Trev.


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