Dating pewter spoons

Savory & Sons Sibray, Hall & Co W & G Sissons Smily Family Spurrier P. Vander Wakely & Wheeler Walker & Hall D&J Wellby Ltd West & Son H. Silver Dictionary' of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a 1500 pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, Sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths (Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington), history, oddities ...He also brought a number of other spoons for the staff to inspect, including a striking mold for a pewter spoon and some new casts made from it.This mold produced a rather ornate spoon, with elaborate scroll work o the back of the bowl, and a portrait of an individual who is probably King William on the end of the handle.The archaeological collections at Plimoth Plantation, recovered from seven sites in Plymouth, Kingston and Marshfield, contain a good sample of spoons which illustrate the development of the spoon during the seventeenth century.The earlier spoons usually were made from latten, an alloy which, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is a “mixed metal of yellow color, either identical with, or closely resembling, brass”.

The handles of seventeenth century latten spoons also changed as the century passed, from an earlier slender form, with a cross-section of flattened hexagonal shape, to a flatter wider form by the century’s end.1896)- the date of registration of the pattern at the Patent Office - the presence of a dated dedication - the date of the event (example: King/Queen Coronation or Jubilee commemorative spoons) - "Ltd" or "Ld" on the mark denotes a date after 1861 (but in most cases not before 1890) - a registered number (Rd followed by a number) denotes a date after 1883 - "England" denotes a date after 1891 (mandatory for export in the USA - Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1890-) - "Made in England" denotes a 20th century date (mandatory after 1921 for export in the USA) The largest manufacturers introduced, on a voluntary basis, a dating system of their silver plate based on series of letters of various style contained into shields or geometric figures. The first was Elkington (1841), followed by Walker & Hall (1884) and Mappin & Webb (but other less known makers tried to do something similar). When accompanied by the pattern number (three or four digits) the mark can be dated to 1828/18291824-1830Imperial standard was introduced in 1824. The firm was assumed by James Willis Dixon and a third son, Henry Issac Dixon, and a son-on-law, William Fawcett, became full partners.1879-1927Basic mark used in this period.

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  • Howland Spoon - Pilgrim John Howland Society profil de paulette60


    To date, only one spoon of this type has been recovered from an archaeological site in the Plymouth area, although since it became more common as the eighteenth century progressed, the pewter mold-made spoon might be expected to occur more frequently in sites from later in that century. This spoon was excavated at.…
  • Pewter baby spoon/cup - Mothering Forums profil de paulette60


    Aug 15, 2007. Join Date Apr 2006. Location monmouth county, nj. Posts 546. Mentioned 0 Posts. Tagged 0 Threads. Quoted 0 Posts. Hi all- Does anyone know if pewter is a safe metal to use for a baby spoon? I saw an adorable spoon and cup set, but wasn't sure it was a good metal to use for silver.…