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Teaspoon Marked GR with Right-Facing Lions Flanking

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:42 am
by WesternPA
Hi,

This is another mystery piece, but one that I've had for fifteen years or more, and have not been able to solve. Hoping some of the advanced British Empire collectors might have seen this mark before!

Regards,
WesternPA

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Re: Teaspoon Marked GR with Right-Facing Lions Flanking

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:47 pm
by Traintime
The closest related entry found on this site so far involving a maker mark with two letters and a right facing passant lion psuedo punch: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=51837&p=165582&hilit=lion+right#p165582

Though some discussions have pointed to Canada (and a few others) for these lions, one entry identifies an early 1800's American maker using such device (stamped once and with his full last name). So the field widens.

How do we classify this psuedo. Is it a reversed Exeter? Are the clipped corners of any help? With so many smiths just repitiously punching their own initials as psuedos, why did this one invest in a second punch and only use his initials once? Theories?