Could anyone identify this Silver Mark Please !.

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Could anyone identify this Silver Mark Please !.

Post by keramark on July 17th 2012, 6:02 am

This is the only mark there is on a Nutmeg Grater i bought at a carboot on Sunday gone, i have searched and searched to no avail !. Would appreciate it if any light could be shed !. Photos are the Best i could manage. Thank you. . . Excellent

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Post by NaomiM on July 17th 2012, 10:29 am

Could it be Arabic or similar? Can you upload a phoho of the rest of the grater?

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Post by keramark on July 17th 2012, 11:30 am

I thought it might be LW !, but i think i'm wrong !.

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Post by NaomiM on July 17th 2012, 4:57 pm

It looks similar to this one:

http://www.antiquesilvercompany.com/detail.php?recordid=635

Another here:

http://www.steppeshillfarmantiques.com/silver-and-porcelain/d/george-iii-18th-century-silver-barrel-nutmeg-grater/97713/213962

At the very least, the grater part, barrel shape and ribbing, look right for Georgian. Would be nice if it was a Samuel Meriton one.
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Post by keramark on July 17th 2012, 5:40 pm

That's Fantastic Naomi, i bought it at a carboot last sunday along with another 2oz of silver for 12.00. . . Thank you ever so much for the links, very interesting and informative. . . Happy
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Post by NaomiM on July 17th 2012, 7:47 pm

i bought it at a carboot last sunday along with another 2oz of silver for 12.00

Now I'm jealous. Well done. Happy

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Post by keramark on July 18th 2012, 2:08 pm

Took these 2 Pics with my USB Microscope, looks to me like LW !, what do you think !. . .

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Post by bistoboy on July 18th 2012, 10:46 pm

other way up, looks like D.F in itallic script
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Post by keramark on July 18th 2012, 11:00 pm

bistoboy wrote:other way up, looks like D.F in itallic script

Well done BB, i think you've cracked it ... 1748 Most Excellent

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-D.html#DF
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Post by bistoboy on July 18th 2012, 11:38 pm

that's early - well done you
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Post by keramark on July 19th 2012, 1:10 am

bistoboy wrote:that's early - well done you

Cheers BB, Guy passed it onto me at a carboot as a pepper pot. . . Embarrassed
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