John Swann

John Swann, apprenticed to Henry Leyon 1695, free 1709/1712. 1st mark entered as smallworker 1714 using initials “IS”. 2nd mark 1715 using initials “SW”. New Standard period makers marks for silver consisted of the first two letters of the surname. Arthur Grimwade mentions in his “London Goldsmiths 1697-1837” that the “IS” mark was possibly reserved for gold only, unless it was a mistake and corrected by Swann’s second mark in 1715 using initials “SW”.
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