Irish silver hallmarks – Samuel Walker
Samuel Walker was one of a famous family of silversmiths from Dublin. He had a long career, working from the late 1720s as an apprentice to John Taylor, until his death in 1769.
His father, Joseph Walker, was a wonderful silversmith, and other members of the family known to have worked in the trade are James (possibly an uncle), Thomas and Matthew (siblings?)
His mark was an SW in block letters, very easy to recognise!
It is seen here on a sauceboat from late in his career, circa 1765. You can also see wonderful, clear Hibernia and Harp crowned marks in this photo. To read more about these marks, follow this link:
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