Hello. I would like to know if any one could give me speculations regarding my “J.B” marked possible small mustard spoon. The spoon is about 6 centimetres long and a composite picture should be below.
My hope was that this is an early silver spoon lacking hallmarks except the makers mark. A second thought tells me that early “J’s” did not exist and were “I’s” so that this “J.B” may be a later makers mark. I do know that spoons “travel” but it was bought by me in the North of England. The silversmith, John Batt of Sheffield’s 19th/20th century mark appears to be a match. If this was part of a condiment set should not at least the lion passant have been stamped instead of the makers mark? I believe the spoon is silver and not silver plate but look forward to any comments.
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