Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?

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Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?

Postby Generic_Lad » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:23 pm

Hello all!

So I have an interesting spoon, it looks to have incomplete hallmarks, it has a maker's mark(?) of JG, a Thistle and a Duty Mark, but lacks a date letter or a city mark. Any ideas on why its missing those 2 features?

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Re: Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 am

This looks like an Edinburgh mark missing, as you point out, the castle town mark and date letter. Hallmarks with missing components were not unusual at the period this was hallmarked; we can date it approximately by the form of the duty mark and sterling mark to between 1797 and 1805. JG is not known to me although there are several candidates who were working at the time including several called John Graham variously working in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Re: Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?

Postby Generic_Lad » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:23 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?

Postby WilliamHenry » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:08 am

Delighted to find this post online and learn a little about a spoon I have in Australia with the same hallmarks. The JG is not as clear as your spoon perhaps I have a different maker. It has initials JM engraved on the top of the spoon.

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Re: Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:26 am

Hi,

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