Date and maker help for silver fork

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mk209
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Date and maker help for silver fork

Postby mk209 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:43 pm

I recently bought this fork, the date to me seems to be 1729 but wanted your opinions. The makers mark is an odd looking crown with a tall centre and I can make out a ‘D’ as the first letter but not the second letter. The crown mark is very distinct so I’m hoping we can work out a maker too. It’s my earliest fork anyway so far as I only went back as far as 1776 before with forks.

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Re: Date and maker help for silver fork

Postby Traintime » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 am

I'm seeing a DS, with the S dopped down out of register with the D. But if this were due to an offset strike, why would the top design still be properly aligned and centered when it should also be off kilter?


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