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Three Remarkable Tablespoons from Edinburgh (1719/20) - Kevin Brown 

During the reign of Queen Anne Scotland joined other countries in northwestern Europe in adopting a version of the silver flatware pattern described in England as ‘Hanoverian’.  However, Scottish Hanoverian flatware sometimes exhibits marked differences from English made examples.


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Arms of Newdigate - George I Coffee Pot by Gabriel Sleath -S1388

The armorial bearings as engraved upon this George I Coffee Pot by Gabriel Sleath, hallmarked London 1716 are those of Newdigate impaling at present unknown arms. 


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The Crest of the Family of Watts - Georgian Silver Sauce Boat - www.leopardantiques.com item S1235
 

The crest as engraved upon this George III Silver Sauce Boat (Ref – S1235) made by Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, London 1761 undoubtedly belonged to a family bearing the surname Watts or one of its variant spellings.  The crest of the family of Watts


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Cape Silver Hallmarks – The Use of a Single Stub by Several Makers - The Finial, David Murray –June 2007

The use of “pseudo-English” hallmarks by Cape Silversmiths is well documented, as is the fact that a number of makers used the same or similar marks.


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The Armorial Bearings of John, 2nd Baron Wodehouse, of Kimberley in the County of Norfolk - Present on Georgian Silver Salver, Agincourt - www.leopardantiques.com item S1310

Although this silver salver dates from 1765 as hallmarked in London, the engraving as shown upon it can only date between the years 1834 and 1845 owing to the fact that the armorial bearings as displayed here are those of John, 2nd Baron Wodehouse.


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