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Dumfries Silver Collection

Adam Burgess

Table or soup spoon, fiddle pattern

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Maker’s mark: “AB”

Other marks: castle, thistle, “D”, tree

 

Set of marks comprising his initials, “AB”, accompanied by marks that are a close imitation of the Edinburgh assay office marks for 1835 – 6; consisting of a ruined castle with two towers, a thistle, a gothic letter “D”, and a tree mark in an oval punch which is similar to the monarch’s head duty mark.

 

These are not exact copies of genuine marks, possibly so that Burgess could argue that they were not intended to be forgeries.

 

These large spoons were reserved for the serving bowls placed in the centre of the table and used for serving vegetables.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
length 239mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1983.50
Digital Number:
DMSW005a-c
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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