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A Guernsey silver Mote Spoon.

An 18th century Mote Spoon, circa 1775, struck with a maker’s mark ‘ID‘ three times, overstriking other marks. The reverse of the bowl also engraved with owner’s initals ‘IDG‘.

The maker ‘ID’ on this Mote spoon is probably Jean-Pierre du Port of Guernsey. His mark has been noted on a number of articles circa 1779-1788, with London marks overstruck by the same ‘ID’ mark and a variant in a shield-shaped punch. The owner’s initals, being three letters, which is unusual outside the Channel Islands, would appear to confirm this attribution.

SKU: O5675 Category:



Good. Some file marks to the reverse where the owner’s initials have been added in the 18th century.


Length – 13.90 cm.; Width – 2.20 cm.; Weight – 6.10 gms.

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