Little old light teaspoon.(two headed eagle mark) Any ideas?

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J1MBO
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Little old light teaspoon.(two headed eagle mark) Any ideas?

Postby J1MBO » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:36 am

Can anyone help with the identification of this interesting old teaspoon? I think it is old silver but has none of the usual marks. I have recently fallen heir to some interesting items and am now trying to identify them. Thank you.

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Neruda
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Postby Neruda » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:30 pm

Perhaps someone has references to check this out, but could it be 18th century Perth, Scotland?

A very similar eagle appears in Poinçons d'Argent du Monde Entier by Jan Divis. If it is, it will be the first time I've found anything useful in this book!

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Postby Bahner » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:13 pm

Hi all, just a gut feeling: when I saw this, I thougt this could be German, around 1850/60. The double-headed lion was used by a couple of German cities. And it could explain the absence of other marks. Best wishes, Bahner

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Postby Neruda » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:56 pm

Scottish provincial silver is way outside my area. However here are three Perth marks:
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Does anyone have any good reference to confirm or demolish this possibility?

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Postby J1MBO » Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:39 pm

Thank you for the information so far - the mark does look like the Perth one in the top picture from Neruda.
What do you guys feel about date or maker?
Thanks again - any other contributions very welcome.

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Postby admin » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:02 pm

Hi Jimbo,
A picture of the entire back, from straight above, would help much, both in dating and identifying the country of origin.

Regards, Tom

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Postby J1MBO » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:44 am

Hi Tom,

I attach more pictures - do these help ?
Rear view full length

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Any more comments from members would be welcome.

Cheers

Jim

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Postby Waylander » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:59 pm

I agree - looks like the Perth mark to me. As for a maker - I note that James Cornfute was a registered smith between 1772 and 1796. John Clark I was registered between 1779 and 1807. John Clark II between 1791 and 1793. None have atributed marks, however.

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Postby J1MBO » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:15 pm

Hi Tom,
I've put the pictures up as you suggested. Any further views on age, maker etc.?

Thanks for your help

Jim




admin wrote:Hi Jimbo,
A picture of the entire back, from straight above, would help much, both in dating and identifying the country of origin.

Regards, Tom


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