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Identifying makers mark



I have a spoon with Exeter hallmarks but have searched my silver books and can’t Identify the maker ‘WH’

Please see attachment

Thanks for any help

Exeter table spoons hallmarks.jpg


Hi there, thanks for joining us on
It is always hard to identify Exeter silversmiths marks, as many smiths from the surrounding areas sent their silver to be hallmarked in the Exeter assay office, as it was the biggest office in the south west.
I think looking at the date of the spoon that this was possibly the case. Looking through my reference books the most likely maker was William Hope, who was based in Plymouth Docks and is registered as working from 1816 to 1833, but unfortunately I cannot say for sure.

Hope this helps a little,
Daniel Franks


Hi Daniel

Many thanks for taking the trouble of checking and replying!

Kind Regards


Thats no troubles at all. If I find any further information I will let you know.

All the best
Daniel Franks



I have another piece that I’d like to ID the makers name, I have checked ‘jackson’s silver and gold marks’ but it doesn’t extend to 1911.

I have attached the photo.

many thanks
Hallmarks Pot Pourri.jpg


Hi again Trevor,
The makers mark is that of F. Fattorini & Son Ltd.

Best regards
Daniel Franks


Hi Frank

Many thanks once again for helping me out.

Must admit I’d not come across the makers before, quite unusual!

Best wishes and regards