I would be very grateful if somebody could help me to identify the hallmarks on, what I believe to be, a Georgian soup ladel. The artefact has been in our family possession for many years (we came from Scotland) but has only recently come into my possession.
The only mark that I can identify is that, possibly, of a maker, James Young (I Y), registered in London in 1766 and there is a clear point between each letter that matches the example I have compared it with. There appears to be a Taurus symbol that, co-incidentally, my research says may identify silver of Norwegian origins from 1766. However, the example I found did not compare with this Taurs (if that is what it is) in it’s detail.
I’m no expert and, otherwise, at a total loss.
Thanks for your help.