Sarah & John William Blake registered their
first mark together on 15th June 1809 as spoon-makers and were
working together up to 2nd October 1823 when John William Blake
registered his first mark alone. They were mother and son. The
father, John Blake, had also been a silversmith and it is assumed that he
died in 1809 when Sarah & John William entered their mark together.
Almost all of their tongs are plain, which is in keeping with the times.
All of their tongs have a journeyman’s mark, although the mark is not always
the same. Some of their marks have a pellet between and some do not.
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