Irish silver hallmarks: Matthew Walker
Another member of the famous Walker family, Matthew Walker had a very long career, and was an excellent silversmith. He was a Freeman from 1716 until 1760, and was elected Warden of the Company of Goldsmiths from 1721-4, and served a term as master warden in 1724-5. In 1737 he was elected to the Common Council of the City of Dublin.
His work is scarce, but generally of very high quality. His mark was a very distinctive MW intertwined. (Although it is a slightly rubbed mark, the intertwining is clearly visible. If I come across a clearer example I will replace this!)
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