Oct 03, 2012, 02:42 PM
old copper spoon
I am having issues dating this spoon. This will help me date a site. Any help would be appreciated.
Oct 03, 2012, 04:14 PM
I cant help with marks but that is called a fiddle pattern. Likey 1800s.
Oct 03, 2012, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the info. the site
Oct 03, 2012, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the info. the site is likely between 1750-1800s so that makes sense. Hoping to find out about the marks some day.
Oct 03, 2012, 04:35 PM
I Often Find Myself Killing Time Looking For What Time Has Killed!
Agree with taz420, I dig colonial sites & that type spoon never shows up on them.So 1800's onward..............I'll give you all the spoon sites I have & they all say the same.................Fiddle back early 1800's & up.............
Pewter at Colonial Williamsburg - John D. Davis - Google Books
Them ColonialsCan't Hide Nowhere Now!
Oct 03, 2012, 05:01 PM
Ben from NH, the Z means nothing
I believe that it would have originally been silver plated with the "Old Sheffield" plating common in the timeframe mentioned. It didn't weather terribly well even inside, and thus has all come off.
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Oct 03, 2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks for all the great links and help all!
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