R P on spoon c1751 , possibly Robert Perth

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R P on spoon c1751 , possibly Robert Perth

Postby admin » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:26 pm

Mark is illustrated in the unregistered section of Grimwade, #3785 as "? Robert Perth". The tablespoon is marked for London, believe the date mark is "q" for 1751/2.


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Postby dognose » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:13 pm

Another example of this mark, this time from a teaspoon.



Heal suggests Robert Perth and Robert Pertt (Grimwade 2416) may be the same person.

Strictly speaking maker's marks for tablespoons should have been entered into the Largeworker's register, maker's marks for teaspoons into the Smallworker's register.


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Postby buckler » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:00 pm

I'd not known that tablespooons came under the heading of largework. As most spoonmakers presumeably made all types of spoon, did they actually use separate punches for each ?

I've often wondered about the classification of "bucklemaker".
It seems to me that in the post 1770 period that many silversmiths still called themseves bucklemakers who had actually moved on to better things. I suspect that perhaps their guild dues were perhaps cheaper ? Actual assay charges were by type of item and weight, but perhaps per capita fees were leaner for some groups than others .

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Re: R P on spoon c1751 , possibly Robert Perth

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