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1785 teaspoons with unknown maker


#1

I have five teaspoons which are pretty clearly 1785 (see hallmarks). But they don’t show a city mark and I have seen no record of a maker using the mark I.Y. Can anyone help identify the city and maker?
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#2

Your spoons are London and the maker is James Young.


#3

Thanks very much for your quick reply. Although it is probably not the forum for the question, do you or anyone else happen to know whether silver bearing the ‘incuse’ duty stamp (as appears on these spoons) is particularly sought after?

Also, James Young appears to have produced some very elaborate and expensive pieces. Does the ‘signature’ of a highly regarded silversmith affect the price of otherwise mundane objects like, for instance, teaspoons?

Cheers