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by bstaunto
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Chocolate Pot?
Replies: 1
Views: 198

French Chocolate Pot?

Hi team, I just got this chocolate pot. It is well hallmarked...each separate attached piece is marked. The main hallmarks on the bottom are a bit rubbed. I also am still confused by French marks! I think it could be Strasbourg? Around 1770s? But would love some confirmation and the date/maker if po...
by bstaunto
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?

Hi Goldstein,

Thanks so much. That's a shame its been 'modified' like that. Thanks for identifying the maker and showing me some beautiful examples.

Live and learn! (I will definitely know for next time!)

Cheers, Ben.
by bstaunto
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Peter Nordbeck silver spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: Peter Nordbeck silver spoon

Hi Anne,

At this stage it is really just dateable to his working career, around 1827-1861.

I'm sure if someone had time and access to any of his pieces with dated inscriptions, they may be able to date it a little narrower, but to my knowledge, no one has done that yet.

Cheers,

Ben
by bstaunto
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?

Hi team, I think this is a Hovedvandsaeg. Quick initial question, what was kept in the base? I understand the top was for spice? Also after some help with the maker of this one? It seems an uncommon shape for them? I would date it around 1780-1800, but keen to hear other's thoughts. http://i67.tinyp...
by bstaunto
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest

Thanks Amena!

Hopefully we can turn up the maker to confirm.

Ben
by bstaunto
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unusual marks on this spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Unusual marks on this spoon

I agree, looks Scottish (or Irish).

Maybe the F could be for Forres?

Ben
by bstaunto
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?

Here is a close up of the maker's mark.

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by bstaunto
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HAMON, Lewis (Grimwade p.532)
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Re: HAMON, Lewis (Grimwade p.532)

Here is another example of a pair of his labels.

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by bstaunto
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest
Replies: 3
Views: 544

E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest

Hey team, A fiddle pattern teaspoon, probably provincial, possibly colonial or european. It has a crest of a thistle and is stamped E.G with a device (any ideas? A lamp?) and another device (once again, unsure of what?). Any thoughts would be great! Ben http://i63.tinypic.com/i2svoi.jpg http://i64.t...
by bstaunto
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: NZ Maker - D Ltd D
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: NZ Maker - D Ltd D

That's a great suggestion Trev.

There is a Dawsons Ltd that was working in Dunedin, circa 1910-1920.

They may a good candidate. Will do some research and post results!

Thanks, Ben.
by bstaunto
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: NZ Maker - D Ltd D
Replies: 2
Views: 692

NZ Maker - D Ltd D

Hey team, This maker has turned up on a few greenstone and silver items (as well as this serviette ring). Haven't been able to track it down yet. Probably dates to between 1920s and 1950s. Has anyone else seen it or an attribution? Cheers, Ben. http://i65.tinypic.com/dpzui0.png http://i68.tinypic.co...
by bstaunto
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?
Replies: 0
Views: 298

R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?

Hey team, Pick up the first of these two fiddle pattern tablespoons a few years ago and then found it's pair this year! I'm guessing a North American origin from the engraving. Has anyone seen this mark before? Or this set of pseudo marks? The monarchs head has a Canadian feel to me. Thanks, Ben. ht...
by bstaunto
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?

Thanks guys, the quality of the punches threw me.

It was purchased in the US. So may be North American origin?
by bstaunto
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?

Hi team, A bit confused about this one. Just picked up this sugar bowl. Firstly wondering if anyone can recognise the maker, it is poorly struck, but has some interesting loops to it. And secondly, I can't find other examples of a left-facing duty mark on Exeter pieces...is this a known thing? Or a ...
by bstaunto
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish Provincial Teaspoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Scottish Provincial Teaspoon?

Thanks again mate!
by bstaunto
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish Provincial Teaspoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Scottish Provincial Teaspoon?

Legend Trev!

And he was working around 1750s?

It's a great maker's mark.

Thanks,

Ben
by bstaunto
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish Provincial Teaspoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Scottish Provincial Teaspoon?

Hey team, Picked up this little Scottish Fiddle Pattern Teaspoon. The bowl is a little worn, but the mark is in great condition. I don't have my copy of Turner's handy, but couldn't remember seeing this mark. IM with a figure in between. Any identification? Thoughts? Cheers, Ben http://i64.tinypic.c...
by bstaunto
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Large Coat of Arms
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Re: Large Coat of Arms

Once again revisiting old mysteries. Here are close ups of the marks.

Cheers, Ben

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by bstaunto
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Teaspoon Pattern? Edinburgh 1822
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Teaspoon Pattern? Edinburgh 1822

Hey team, I picked a lovely set of three teaspoons the other day. I was wondering if anyone knew the pattern? Or have you seen it before? They are single struck like most Scottish spoons. Hallmarked for Alexander Henderson and J W Howden & Co (one was probably the retailer) for Edinburgh 1822. T...

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