Help with makers mark

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Help with makers mark

Postby ctree1066 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:11 am

I have what appears to be an 18th century decanter label with only makers mark and lion passant, please could someone help identify the maker and a possible Town? Thanks in advance

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Re: Help with makers mark

Postby AG2012 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:38 am

Hi,
William Devenport London and Birmingham,end 19th century and later, is the only maker matching W.D as far as I can tell.
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Re: Help with makers mark

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:50 am

The lion passant here is of the form used on London marks between 1739 and 1755.

I would attribute this mark as "probably William Dorrell". We know that Dorrell registered marks as a smallworker in 1736 and 1762. The second of these has a pellet between the letters as on this decanter label but the first mark just has the initials. However it is not at all unlikely that a William Dorrell [W·D] mark might have been in the now missing Smallworkers' Register for 1739-1758. To support this theory the Plate Act of 1738 required all makers to register new marks different to their old ones. This is why new registers were started in 1739.

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Re: Help with makers mark

Postby AG2012 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:36 pm

See here:

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