Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:08 am

An Irish retailer mark that has avoided capture for some time:


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'Morton', noted on a teaspoon assayed at Dublin in 1897 and manufactured by John Smyth.

This is likely to be John Morton, who was in business at Nassau Street, Dublin.

Some detail of what is likely to be John Morton's family can be found at: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18350&p=87535#p87535

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby grayskye » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:03 am

Just another example of retailer mark and maker's mark.

This is on a large meat fork:
http://googledrive.com/host/0BzvW9_NwF-Q0aGt1UVZvWExETHc/MeatForkBack.jpg

Matthew West is the retailer
Richard Whitford is the silversmith
1811

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:27 am

Hi Grayskye,

Welcome to the Forum.

Many thanks for taking the time to add the information.

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:22 am

Retailer mark of Gibson & Co.Ltd. noted on a spoon assayed at London in 1895 and made by George Maudsley Jackson:


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Further information regarding Gibson & Co.Ltd. can be found at: Firms Working in Ireland in the Late 19th and 20th Century

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby ardenode » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:13 am

Hi, sorry I haven't replied till now. I didn't get any notification that you had replied to my post. John West was brother to Matthew West Snr both sons of Jacob West. George West was the son of John West, George was b.1764. I have recently come into the possession of photos of portraits of both Matthew West Snr and Jnr. I have all this information because I am great great great great grandson of Matthew West Jnr, my grandmother was Mona West.

dognose wrote:Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Many thanks for unravelling this mystery. If I have it right, both Jacob and Matthew jnr were Alderman.

Jackson has Matthew West (who you have indentified as MW sen.) as the son of Jacob West of Kildare and apprenticed to John West in 1762 (making him around 15 years of age, which would just the right age). John West is noted as being the son of Jacob West, farmer, of Queensborough, County Kildare. Could John West be Matthew's (sen.) elder brother? He died in the same year as Matthew, 1806.

Also can you throw any light on George West, goldsmith, working in Dublin 1792-1828.

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:38 pm

Hi ardenode,

Many thanks for posting the information, it is appreciated.

Is there any possibility of you posting images of those portraits?

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:47 pm

Retailer mark of Wallace, noted on a fork assayed at Dublin in 1879 and made by John Smyth:

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WALLACE - J·S - Dublin - 1879

Candidates include Wallace of Limerick and J. Wallace of Clonmel.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/IrishRetailers_1.html

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:36 am

Retailer mark of William Law & Son noted on an item assayed at Dublin in 1819 and made by Thomas Townsend:

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T·T - Dublin - 1819 - LAW

See: https://www.925-1000.com/IrishRetailers_3.html#M

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:16 am

Retailer mark of Henry Rooke noted on an item assayed at Dublin in 1816 and made by Thomas Townsend:

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T·T - Dublin - 1816 - ROOKE

See: https://www.925-1000.com/IrishRetailers_4.html#M

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:25 pm

Retailer mark of Matthew West noted on an spoon assayed at Dublin in 1818 and made by John Egan:

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M. West - IE - Dublin - 1818

See: https://www.925-1000.com/IrishRetailers_3.html#M

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