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Makers Mark on Cream Jug


#1

Can anyone help me identify the maker on this cream jug. Date indicates 1802. Not sure if it’s LW or IW or JW? Thanks!
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#2

The initials are SW. However this mark is not listed in Grimwade, and I have never seen it before so I cannot help with the maker’s name.


#3

Thanks for the “SW”. The only silversmith that seems to possibly fit the bill is Samuel Wheat. His mark is almost identical to that on the creamer. I found it in Jackson. He was first entered in 1756. Does that seem reasonable?


#4

Samuel Wheat’s mark appears to have been similar to this one, although without the stops after both S and W. Grimwade lists Wheat’s mark and notes that his name appears as a goldworker in the Parliamentary Report list 1773, but with no later dates mentioned. However there is a fairly large gap between 1773 and 1802, the date on the creamer, so, taking that into account, together with the differences in the two marks, I don’t think that we can attribute this mark to Wheat.


#5

Thanks for all the help. I guess that I am going to keep it with an unknown maker. Pity, that mark is so clear.


#6

Don’t know if you’ve had any success in finding out the maker of your cream jug.

I am not convinced of the ‘SW’ and I feel that ‘JW’ is more likely.

Both John Wren or John Wirgman were operating in London between the late 18th and 19th century.

If I come up with any other possible makers I will forward them on.

I hope this is of some help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can of any help.

Regards

Adam
fineantiqueswealth.org


#7

Than you very much. I’ll check the marks in Jackson and Grimwade. That was most useful.

Cliff