Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

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Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby silverly » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:22 pm

This mark on a spoon I just bought is completely unfamiliar to me. I'm not sure it British. Just starting it here. Will post more images when I'm able. Any help with identification will be very much appreciated.

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Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:01 am

It's Irish. EB is Edward Barrett who was active from the end of the seventeenth century until his death in 1722. The hallmark is Dublin and from the letter cycle 1720-1745. The date letter is a little problematical but is either C, E or G (gothic / Old English style) for, respectively, 1722, 1724 or 1726. Barrett's mark is seen up to 1730 as his widow, Mary, continued his business.

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Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby silverly » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:21 am

Thank you; that is fabulous! Will do my best to post better images of the mark and the whole spoon when I can.

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Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby silverly » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:22 pm

Here's some more images of the spoon and its partner. The mark in a serrated edge cartouche on front of the handle of one of the spoons is OW.
I'll work on some images that are better close ups.

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Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby silverly » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:20 pm

Attempt at better closeups:

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Date letter 1726?

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Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby silverly » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:16 am

Any thoughts about the OW mark or the practice of marking such flatware thusly certainly welcome. Also identification of the amorial if that's what it is would be especially interesting.

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Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby samtron76df » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:33 am

NICE spoons...

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Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Postby silverly » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:06 pm

Thank you! They are great sturdy pieces.


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