London 1766 repousse cup (photo removed)

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London 1766 repousse cup (photo removed)

Postby RORY » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:22 am

I have a sterling repousse cup that I've identified as being made in London in 1766. I am seeking any info on the maker of the cup. His mark is a star followed by "M." Thank you for your assistance.

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Postby Waylander » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:06 am

London, 1766-1767 is my guess. Maker's mark is rubbed, don't know who it is, does someone have Grimwade?

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Postby georgiansilver » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:50 am

Date 1766-7 absolutely spot on and maker a little dubious but could be Matthew Lofthouse who was a prolific maker of drinking vessels in the early-mid 18th century. As I always say..don't take my word for it but that's the best I can do with my ageing memory. Best wishes, Mike.
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Postby Waylander » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:58 am

Mike, on viewing the mark it was my feeling that it is W<star>?, that is, the visible letter is a W, not an M. What do you think?

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London 1766 Sterling-need makers mark info

Postby da5id » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:02 pm

I think yours is an unregistered mark attributed to either Jacob Marsh or John Moore. They were both active in this period; Marsh having an item dated 1763 and Moore one dated 1767. Marsh is the more probable one as his item was a mug. I hope this helps. Dave
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Postby georgiansilver » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:53 am

Good thinking Waylander but sides of it are a little too straight for my liking and I have never run across a single 'W' mark on drinking vessels before. What I do also notice is that there may be a 'ghost letter partly under the star...can anyone else see it or is it my imagination?
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Postby georgiansilver » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:00 am

Perhaps the 'ghost letter I am seeing is a 'T' which has been worn down and which would make the makers mark 'T*M' which could be Thomas Morley...what do you think?
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London 1766 Sterling-need makers mark info

Postby da5id » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:20 am

Might be Morley, but I doubt it. His first mark was not entered until 1775 and was in partnership with G. Baskerville. Also his mark had a pellet between the T and M not the clear star in this example. The ghost mark could be an I making it I*M for Jacob Marsh ca. 1763. Dave
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