I believe I may have found a fake.
Odd form Fish Server(?), 7.5 inches (19cm) long.
The marks are:
T & H (in rectangle); lion passant RIGHT!? (in bulging rectangle); head of George III ? (bulging rectangle); capital G (bulging rectangle)
So, no city emblem.
head and letter align correctly, with city letters indicating 1779 to 1803…but only 2 in the rectangle cartouche.
I couldnt find a T (&) H in any town.
And personally, to my eye, the scuplting of the front handle seems VERY crude.
Although you could call this a fake mark we prefer the term “pseudo-mark”. These were used by silversmiths to give their products some sort of respectability with their customers and are often found on products from the early USA and Canada. I am unable to identify T&H.
Thanks Phil. I didn’t realise it read EPNS. You have good eyes! Cheers
I think you should have added your comment to this other post. If you would like to make the correction I will delete your comment and this response.
Thank you, Sir, for the correction. Excuse my base accusations.
I guess they were too close to actual British marks with the passant/bust/letter, as opposed to Gorham or George Sharp for Bailley & Co.
Hmmmm…any clue as to who used thess pseudo marks?