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Identifying silver(plate?) maker

Posted by justlinda (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 18, 12 at 14:36

Wondering if someone knows what/how to decipher this mark. Have checked 'A', 'DC', and 'ADC' to no avail. Hoping the rest of the marks may give up more clues.

The piece is a tiny spoon, 3-3/4", with a cut-out thistle decoration on top. These markings are on the outer edge face of the bowl, not where one usually finds these markings.

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RE: Identifying silver(plate?) maker

I believe it's Edinboro sterling....
The marks are not very clear....but I think the date letter is a Q....making it 1872-3.
Look thoroughly at the site below and see what you think.
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: Scottish silver


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I'd love to believe it's that old :) Here's a couple more pics. The date letter Q looks right, but I can't make out any of the other marks. Believe you told me once that it should state "sterling" or "925" if it's indeed sterling, see I really do listen to you, but try as hard as I might just don't see either of these. Guess the spoon looks different enough that it piqued my curiosity. Thanks for the quick response.

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"Believe you told me once that it should state "sterling" or "925" if it's indeed sterling, "

Except for British marks.....they march to a different drummer.

I can't find the maker....the AC DC mark....but the next is Queen Victoria's head....shown between 1838 and 1890, Then the thistle and lastly the date letter Q showing plainly to my eye....1872-3.

Yeah...it's that old....and lovely!!


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I don't have anything helpful to add but I question the Edinburgh attribution. Every place I've checked has the Queen's head & the Q in oval cartouches rather than clipped squares. Also, the middle cartouche is the correct shape but the castle doesn't match the Edinburgh one to my eye nor do I see a thistle stamp.


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Will small pieces the full compliment of stamps often is not present.
I want it to be Edinburgh because of the thistle.....and if you squint your eyes just so you can make out the proper castle...:-)
Could be Newcastle? I haven't searched those marks...


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Linda,
Can you confirm that the mark is actually a Queen's head? We should be seeing the left side of her profile but no matter how I look at it, I just don't see it but IRL, it may be clearer.


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Tried to enlarge it, but this is the best I can do.
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I can't "confirm" a thing....
I have clicked back and forth several times with pictures of the marks and the I.D. site....and it can't possibly be a monarch's head.....the cartouche is wrong.
Could the spoon be after 1890 when the monarch's head was no longer included?


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