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iconnumber posted 07-10-2005 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scotia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there,

I have a pair of fiddle pattern teaspoons, which I though may have been Scottish but the lion looks German. The marks are "W.I", a standing lion in an oval and a blob on a stem that looks like a tree, quite similar to the Greenock tree. Can anyone shed any light on the origin?

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iconnumber posted 07-10-2005 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your spoon is Canadian - these pseudohallmarks appear on spoons marked by a wide variety of retailers. Your spoon may be markied by William Innes of Quebec.

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2005 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scotia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there,

Are you sure it is Canadian? They are fiddle pattern teaspoons and the monogram and style look to be Scottish. There is a William Innes listed for Tain and the makers punch is very similar. I don't have a specific book on Tain silver so I don't know much about William Innes. Is it a coincidence or did he perhaps emigrate?

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2005 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Positive. Even though your photograph is somewhat blurry, the pseudohallmarks are quite distinctive, and Langdon's books show many examples of them with different "maker's marks."

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2005 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scotia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Swarter.

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