Item: Teaspoon Description: Feather-edge pattern Hallmark: London 1784 by
Hester Bateman (duty drawback) Dimensions: 125mm long
superb example of the extremely rare duty drawback mark. It is likely that
this spoon was exported to the Channel Islands as the engraved initials are
typical of those found on spoons from these islands (i.e. "M... de
G..."). The spoon is also in fine condition.
The duty drawback mark (symbolised by a standing
figure of Britannia holding a spear and shield) was first used at the same
time as the duty mark (1st December 1784) to represent the repayment of duty
for exempt items that were being exported. It was discontinued on 24th July
1785 because of the damage caused to finished goods by it's stamping.
Therefore the mark is only found on items that were exported in an eight
Ref. No.: CD/1485
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