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the marks hard to find.(old silver spoons)


#1

there are the six silver spoons bought from U.K.
please see the pics.
the seller said they are c.1750s,George II .
every one has a “wolf head” and marks on the back.
there are “lion” and an unclear mark.
i took pictures ,they seem differently.
really hard to read.

i just wanna know what the city,date and maker.

thank you.


#2

Your pictures are not showing. If you can see them there may be some sort of privacy option set which only allows you to see them.


#3

hello,thanks for reply.
i show them.
please see the marks~


#4

You have a very interesting collection of makers there. They all seem to be London hallmarks from the middle of the 18th century, so “1750s” would be a good description.

Taking them one at a time:

  • I? with the swan above it is Jeremiah King, this mark registered 1736
  • ?A could be CA or SA; if CA it could be Charles Archer (registered 1726) or if SA then it is probably Stephen Adams whose first mark was registered in 1760.
  • TW is probably Thomas Wallis, mark first registered 1758.
  • The next one looks like SA again (note that there is no consistency in the orientation of the maker’s initials), although it may be something completely different.
  • W? could be WE or WF (or something else); if WF then William Fearn (registered 1769) is a possibility.
  • TW - another by probably Thomas Wallis.

Because of the poor condition of the marks the only one I am sure about is Jeremiah King.

The crest is a boar’s head, not a wolf’s head.