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by joho
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795

Many thanks Silverfan. Great to have such a quick answer. Much appreciated!!

John
by joho
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795

Hi all. Can anyone help identify the place and maker of this large soup ladle which I think is German? The town mark looks like a winged griffin and the maker's mark is FTC. There is another mark, FW in script and an assay scrape. There is also an engraved inscription with date 1795. The ladle is 37...
by joho
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Scottish or Irish ??
Replies: 2
Views: 4555

Scottish or Irish ??

Hi All, can anyone throw some light on this silver-mounted wooden (bog oak?) circular plate or shallow bowl? It has an applied silver rim, an applied silver crest of a cat sejant (cat - o - mountain) and applied gothic script initials. The rim is engraved: Barguillean 14 Jan 1926. There are also two...
by joho
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spanish Cordoba ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Spanish Cordoba ?

Buenos dias Funkel. Como siempre, muchas gracias por compartir tus conocimientos. Esto es muy apreciado! Muy contento de tener la casilla confirmada desde Córdoba y de tener el nombre de los fabricantes! Un saludo. John Good Morning Funkel. As always, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. ...
by joho
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spanish Cordoba ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Spanish Cordoba ?

Hi there. Can anyone help identify this silver box that looks to date from early 19th century. The hallmark looks to be for Cordoba, but I may well be wrong on this. There are two other marks that are presumably the maker's mark and the assay master mark (L. ID? and ARJAS or ARLAS). The box measures...
by joho
Tue May 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Pair of silver hands !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Pair of silver hands !!

Interesting thought, thanks Aguest. I think the dates you give are about right for my 'hands'. John
by joho
Mon May 20, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Pair of silver hands !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Pair of silver hands !!

Thanks All. Wonderful quick result !!

A bookmark with lots of symbolism and maybe has more meaning than a purely functional bookmark. Mourning? or as Martin suggests, love?

John
by joho
Mon May 20, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Pair of silver hands !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Pair of silver hands !!

Hi - Does anyone know what this item is? It is 2 left hands joined by a length of ribbon. The wedding finger on each hand has a ring and there is a serpent bangle around each wrist. Total length including ribbon and hands is 15 inches. The hands are 1.5 inches long. The hands are made from unmarked ...
by joho
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th century Swiss ladle ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: 18th century Swiss ladle ?

Thank you Joerg. Much appreciated!

John
by joho
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th century Swiss ladle ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: 18th century Swiss ladle ?

Thanks Theo. Would be great if Blackstone could identify the maker.
John
by joho
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th century Swiss ladle ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

18th century Swiss ladle ?

Hi. Can anyone help identify this silver and wood pierced ladle? The little research I have done suggest it may be Swiss. It is about 22cm long. It is hallmarked with what is presumably a town mark (a shield type device), and a makers mark WB. Would be grateful for any help! Many thanks. joho. http:...
by joho
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed!! German marks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3752

Re: Help needed!! German marks ?

Thank you Amena and AG 2012. You have both been a great help and I have learned something new!

Regards
John
by joho
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed!! German marks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3752

Re: Help needed!! German marks ?

Hi Amena Yes, AG2012's comprehensive answer was a great help. It got me to Venice. I am sure that without it I would still be looking north of the Alps!! Here are a couple more pics. I don't think they show anything more, but as you say a photo does not hurt. By the way, is it possible to determine ...
by joho
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed!! German marks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3752

Re: Help needed!! German marks ?

Thanks Trev!
by joho
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bowl from Venice ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: Bowl from Venice ?

Many thanks Amena, that is much appreciated.

I have another item posted on the German forum that another member has suggested may be from Venice. I will see if I can get it moved to this forum. I would value your opinion.

Thanks again

John
by joho
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed!! German marks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3752

Re: Help needed!! German marks ?

Dear Admin

Would it be possible to move this to the Other Countries forum. Many thanks

John
by joho
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bowl from Venice ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Bowl from Venice ?

Hi All. Can anyone identify where this bowl is from? Looks like it was made late 18th or early 19th century. It is heavy for its size and is 12cm long. There are 2 marks on the base. The one looks like the winged lion of Venice with the letters NP with pellet between, below. The other mark is only p...
by joho
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Lion passant facing right
Replies: 7
Views: 7962

Re: Lion passant facing right

Many thanks Trev.

John
by joho
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Lion passant facing right
Replies: 7
Views: 7962

Re: Lion passant facing right

Thanks Trev. Can you leave it with Newcastle as well as Provincial and Colonial or is that against the rules?

All the best
John
by joho
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Lion passant facing right
Replies: 7
Views: 7962

Lion passant facing right

Hi All. Can anyone shed any light on this 18th century teaspoon. Its appearance dates it to 1720's or 1730's. It is bottom marked with maker's mark IG with a pellet between and a lion passant facing right (not very well struck, but discernable), in a straight-sided rectangular punch. My initial thou...

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