Genuine or pseudo marks?

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Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby juantotree » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:13 am

Hi

What do people think of these marks, genuine but damaged or pseudo?

Many Thanks
Martin

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby Sasropakis » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:41 am

I would say pseudo. The orientation is completely mixed-up and the duty mark (head of king George III) appears to be mirror image. Those look like Chinese export marks although I couldn't find an exact match.

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby mk209 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Aha more of these marks......I have 3 tablespoons here with identical marks. Still no idea but North American is most likely.

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby mk209 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:20 pm

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby juantotree » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:51 am

Thanks for the replies, looks like another one to add to my growing collection of unidentified pieces.

Martin

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby Traintime » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:38 am

I don't get it. If a knowledgeable maker were applying "phony" marks to aid an equally aquainted buyer in having a presentable set of silver designed to look like the real thing, then why would he allow the marks to spin wildly out of control such that it betrays the wholle illusion? Or is this a genuine "faker" who is a trying to fool even the buyers?

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby wev » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:49 am

These pseudo marks are associated with the wholesale manufacture of (Philo B.) Gilbert, (Daniel) Cunningham & Co, NYC c 1840. The marks, always in that order, though often erratically stamped as here, are fairly common and found with the mark of retailers mostly in NYC, but as far south as Charleston SC. I have come across the I•D mark several times, but have not seen a likely attribution.

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby wev » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:07 am

That should have read "The marks, ALMOST always in that order..."

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Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Postby wev » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:03 am

this needs to be moved to the Coin Silversmiths forum


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