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Richard Jenkins is an important Exeter
maker. He sent work for assay between 1765 through to 1806. Richard Jenkins is
often confused with Richard Jewesson of Sheffield. This need not happen as
the Exeter hall-marks are quite different and recognisable. Richard Jenkins
used two makerís marks, one in a rectangular punch, and another slightly
smaller in a rectangular punch with cut corners. Alexander Jenkins
also registered a mark but we do not know for sure whether they are related.
Alexander Jenkins worked mainly as a jeweller, but did have occasional pieces of work
assayed, for example on 30th August 1796 he sent "1 rim & handle for a glass
bowl" to be assayed.
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