Share your favorites on Show & Tell

English Sterling Silver Spoon

In Silver > English Silver > Show & Tell.
Silver1842 of 2489Coin Silver Spoon: N. HawleyWater pitcher 1877
Love it
Like it

toracattoracat loves this.
MattyGMattyG loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago

(773 items)

Hi everyone. Here is an item I picked up recently. I am looking for info. regarding date, and of course, whether it is authentic. I think it is, but I would rather see what everyone thinks. The pictures show the hallmark in a high definition close up with automatic tone, color, and contrast adjustments. The date letter is hard to make out, so I am curious to see what everyone thinks.

Thanks for looking everyone!


Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    The crowned leopard's head was used from 1478 to 1882 as the mark for London. The lion rampant means sterling .925.
    The king's head is one of the George's, George III.
    That B is for 1789 the year when the King was declared mad and his son took over as Regent until his final demise in 1829.
    1789 is also a year of import for US citizens too, for other reasons but linked to crazy George.
  2. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    vetraio50, thanks for the help and the love. When you say, "that B" are you referring to the date mark? I am reading this as a "P".
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    I am referring to the mark above the duty mark. I am reading this as a spoon made in London England in the year 1810. The manufacturer being unknown. Is this correct?
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi again!
    A 'P' would be 1730 or 1810.
    Looking again it is a 'P', I apologize.
    If you look at the surrounding cartouche the final decision can be made.
    The sovereign's head (a Duty Mark) didn't begin as an extra mark until 1784, so the date must be 1810.
    No maker's mark as you said.
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    hi vetraio50. I happen to agree, however, I was also contemplating 1790. Which would also be a "P", wouldn't it?


  6. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Since I made the enlarged image it is clear that it is, without a doubt, the 1810 "P". Thanks again!!
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Wonderful! : )
  8. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Thanks mikkochristmas11!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.