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Silver Salt and Pepper7 of 51MASCO Silverplate Salt and Pepper Shakers Grape design SetLonely farmer, lost his wife
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Steptoe1
    (1050 items)

    Hello I have this antique silver salt and I am wondering if anyone can help me out with more information about it please, I was told Georgian a few years ago

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Crowned Leoard for London. ‘l’ is a date code for 1786 (or 1826???). GW is the maker .... but I am not sure if GW is correct.

      Nice salt.
    2. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 4 years ago
      Thanks vet picture isn’t great but thanks for your help
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      The Gothic letters could be CW, GW or TW.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      or CM, GM or TM too
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      The tantalising thought is that it might be GW for George Wickes. And that is special. But his mark had a crown above it after he became the royal goldsmith.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Hi Thomas. G. W. Lewis were a twentieth century firm. These marks are 18th century, so it cannot be them.

      What is interesting about this piece are the feet. Very nicely designed.
    7. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 4 years ago
      Hi thanks for helping out with this mystery item,I will update pics in a hr or so and will try to get closer picture, I can see a Georgian kings head mark but not sure what king.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Hi. There’s no King’s head there. Just the four marks: the crowned Leopards head at top right, below it is the ‘l’ .... a year date; on the left at top are the maker’s marks go GW and below it the Lion Passant for sterling silver. All correct. Those feet are fabulous ". You have a very good piece of English Georgian Silver.
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Really neat salt!
    10. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 4 years ago
      Thanks vet great help I took a better picture of the marks
    11. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
      The silversmith is Edward Wood, date letter l for London 1746.
      This mark of Edward Wood (EW in old English under the crown) was registered Sep 1740 and he used it until approximately 1750.
      He was a specialist salt maker; master to David Hennell; died 1752
    12. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
      Edward Wood was apprenticed to James Roode in 1715, became free 1722 and entered his own mark. The same year on E.Wood salt is here:
      http://www.ascasonline.org/windowFEBBRA69.html
    13. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
      It is Georgian, but George II.
      Of course, duty mark was was introduced much later in 18th century, so there is no duty mark (sovereign head).
    14. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 4 years ago
      Thanks Ivan what great information how interesting and I am amazed at how old it is. WoW never heard of the maker but will read up on him
      Thanks again to all especially vet and Ivan for the great help

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