Looks to be a Mid 19th Century Georgian Spoon but who was WW

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Post by RVsaid September 14th 2018, 8:32 am

Hi

Sorry it's a bit earlier but I wondered if anyone here was up on their silversmith marks. Looks to be WW or MM, year code d and a George Duty mark.

Thanks

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Post by denbydump September 14th 2018, 9:50 am

Without a city assay office mark this is awkward.

The date letter seems to be a match for Sheffield 1827,
but the shape of the lion mark looks like Birmingham or London.
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Post by RVsaid September 14th 2018, 10:02 am

I had getting the marks and form to match up, I think it came through the London office but from where is the question.... Cheers though
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Post by Itsonlyme September 14th 2018, 3:55 pm

Hi looks like possibly William Webb 1819 but these marks are tricky lots look identical but almost positive it is William Webb
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Post by RVsaid September 14th 2018, 4:07 pm

Cheers, appreciate that as none seemed to mesh on timeline
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Post by user9318 September 15th 2018, 8:48 am

Unfortunately, the WW is nothing like William Webb
http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-WT-WZ.html#WW

I have checked Exeter also, there is no match on Phil's site to the WW.

There is the lost London register around this time period and the mark for the maker could be one of those and unknown.

Try posting on http://www.925-1000.com/forum/index.php

It will get confirmation if anything if it is from the lost London register or not.
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Post by RVsaid September 16th 2018, 9:33 pm

Thanks, I have added over there and add any information back on here.
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Post by RVsaid September 21st 2018, 11:38 am

May be a William Weston teaspon from about 1820 with duuty avoiding self pressed hallmarks
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Post by user9318 September 22nd 2018, 8:53 am

Ah a duty dodger, I have had a few George Smith spoons before that were duty dodgers (simply marked GS four times).

I initially thought the marks were pseudo, but I know the peeps on 925 forum are very knowledgeable and would be able to help.

Great find!


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Post by RVsaid September 26th 2018, 9:03 am

Cheers man, a good shout about the 925 site. Do you think it's worth polishing or leaving it with the patina?
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Post by user9318 September 27th 2018, 7:15 am

More than welcome, I am glad they could help, I saw the discussion about the spoon.

In regards to polishing or not, it depends on what you are planning to do with it, if you decide to keep it and use it, then polish it.

If you plan to sell it on, I tend to clean the silver I sell, not all buyers want to get their hands dirty with silver polish etc.

Good find and good luck :)
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