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by bstaunto
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16

Thanks Trev! I wasn't sure how many of these early Exeter marks had attributions. Will see how I go!
Ben
by bstaunto
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16

Hi all, I don't have the book on early West Country spoons, so was just wondering if there is a maker attached to this mark? It is on a trefid spoon, struck once in the bowl and three times along the stem. It has a pricked date of 1679. Thanks, Ben http://i65.tinypic.com/bj791.jpg http://i63.tinypic...
by bstaunto
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark on Mote spoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Maker's Mark on Mote spoon.

Hi guys,

Do any of you recognise this maker's mark? It is struck twice on a rat-tail mote spoon.

Can't quite make out the first initial.

Thanks,
Ben

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by bstaunto
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Hi all, Picked up this little teaspoon with a matching Dublin one. Marks are obviously a bit rubbed, but could tell from the fleur-de-lis that is was probably Limerick. Getting a closer look, it appears to be S*P for Samuel Purdon who was working 1830s-1840s. I haven't tracked down the crest yet, it...
by bstaunto
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 50,000 Posts!
Replies: 9
Views: 19626

Re: 50,000 Posts!

Woo! Great job!
by bstaunto
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Newcastle Maker - Hugh Breckenridge
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Newcastle Maker - Hugh Breckenridge

Hey team, Picked up these teaspoons the other day and it was a maker I hadn't seen before, and hadn't been seen here (from what I could find!), so I thought I would post his mark. Hugh Breckenridge (with various other spellings) only sent items in for assay from 1805 til 1811. He ramped up productio...
by bstaunto
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons

Hi team, I picked these spoons up the other day, mainly for the crest. The spoons are Scottish, made in Edinburgh in 1820s or so. The motto is in classical Greek. I think it means Good Tamer of Horses? But my Greek is a little rusty. The crest is a man waving his hat on a horse. Does anyone have any...
by bstaunto
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?

Hi there, A nice piece of Australian silver. From my anecdotal evidence, I think this WP maker was the most prolific maker in Sydney in the 1840s. It is hard to know who it was, William Park is the identification offered by Houstone in his book, but even he is unsure, it is based one record of Park ...
by bstaunto
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Re: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?

One potential seems to be Robert Wilson - New York, NY 1803-1810 and Philadelphia, PA 1812-1824
by bstaunto
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and GS&.S
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Pseudo marks and GS&.S

No worries Matt!

I'm away at the moment so can't check, but I'm pretty sure the mark is in Langdon's book. Can confirm when I'm back in a few weeks.

Ben
by bstaunto
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and GS&.S
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Pseudo marks and GS&.S

Hi Matt,

It is Canadian - George Savage and Son, Montreal. circa 1840-50.

Cheers,
Ben
by bstaunto
Thu May 31, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Got this back from the Sheffield Assay Office: This is the mark of William Wild & Co who registered with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 23rd December 1784. The mark registered normally has two W.W & Co but often you see it as W&Co as with your example. The company were based on Trinit...
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified Sponsors/Makers mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Unidentified Sponsors/Makers mark

Great spoon! :)
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Thanks Phil. I'll try and get a copy online.

Feel free to use the mark for your website if you like...it is a great resource I'm very thankful for!

Ben
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat
Replies: 1
Views: 880

HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Hi all, Here is an interesting little probably colonial Pap Boat. It is mark with HA and a flower mark. I've had West Indian suggested, but wondering if anyone else had seen these marks before? (another example of them, with a different HA punch, is in Houstone's book on Australian silver). Thanks, ...
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Hi team, Just wondering if anyone had a maker for these sugar tongs? The are hallmarked for Sheffield, 1800. The maker's mark is W&Co. Also, out of interest, is there a reference book that has been published on Sheffield Silver? Cheers, Ben http://i64.tinypic.com/2r5qdmu.jpg http://i65.tinypic.c...
by bstaunto
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Chocolate Pot?
Replies: 1
Views: 761

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: 1293

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: 1318

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: 1293

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...

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