I can’t quite decipher the hallmarks of this spoon and also wonder what type of spoon it is, is it a sugar spoon? I think it may say A1 in one part so it may be EPNS. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
It appears hand engraved…any opinions?
I would call this a preserve spoon - sugar would fall off too easily. EPNS or base metal seem the most likely options.
Thank you, Would you know the Maker and date by chance?
Sorry, no idea. I read the text as “Wirgfield” but an internet search for that didn’t come up with anything useful.
ok so after a little more research this is what I found;
THOMAS TURNER & CO
T. TURNER & CO LTD
Active in electroplating from 1883 at Suffolk Works, 1 Suffolk Rd, Sheffield (1867-1940). The firm changed to T. Turner & Co Ltd in 1918. In 1919 it became part of Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers Ltd, an amalgamation led by Needham, Veall & Tyzack. In 1932 the firm fell in bankrupt and the business was bought by Viners. The firm used the trade marks ENCORE, PEDIGREE PLATE, TALBOT (pewter wares: 1920’s and 1930’s). Amalgamated in 1898 with Wingfield, Rowbotham and Co. In 1907 Turner & Co was the proprietor of the trademark WINGFIELD
the information in this link was fascinating regarding the pattern and design.