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Edinburgh Hall mark


#1

I have an old silver sporran with Edinburgh marks for 1909 which was supplied by Anderson and Sons of George Street but the makers mark is Y&T and I can’ find out who that is. There are other items that have been sold with that mark but none that clarify who it is. Any ideas?


#2

According to the web site of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh Y&T is the mark of Young & Tatton. The partnership of Henry Tatton and his brother-in-law, Walter Young, lasted from 1892 until 1905. at which point the partnership was dissolved and the firm continued in the sole name of Henry Tatton with the mark HT. I can’t explain the 1909 date on your sporran.


#3

Thanks. That is great. I’ll double check the letter mark. I may have misread it. - the position makes it hard to see the shape of the surround.


#4

It is a 1909 mark.

The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh Website goes on to say: The firm name thereupon changed to Henry Tatton and the mark to the initials HT. However, the person writing the Day Books at the Assay Office continued to write “Young & Tatton” until 25 August 1909.

Can only assume they must have gone on using the Y&T stamp too.