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by joho
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Middle East small silver bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Middle East small silver bottle

Thanks for the idea and the link Peter. Looks like the perfume is a lot more expensive than the silver flask!!!

I think you are right. Some sort of perfume container.

John
by joho
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Middle East small silver bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Middle East small silver bottle

Hi all. Can anybody let me know what this small solid silver bottle or flask was used for and if possible where it was made and how old it might be. There is an old thread or cord attached to the 'cork' and the decoration suggests it might be middle eastern or Indian. On either side of the flask the...
by joho
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

Great outcome!! Enjoyed the detective work.

Thank you Qrt.s for sharing your knowledge and for all your help.
John
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

The Skien marks 192 and 195.

John

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by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

My apologies Qrt.s, my Norwegian is non-existant and I misunderstood the text and I can now see that Rasmus is not likely to be our man ! However, on the next page there is a commentary on the spoon that has similarities to mine, with references to Skien hallmarks and also to an unknown master's mar...
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

Thank you very much for your sharing your opinions Qrt.S. You have pointed me in the direction of Norway, which I had not considered before and I have found a little more information. In "Gammalt Solv i Stavanger amt" there is a similar spoon, in particular, the engraving in the bowl. On c...
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Swedish Crown top christening spoon

Hi all. I have always presumed that this spoon, which I have had for a few years, is a 19th/20th century reproduction of an early Swedish/Scandinavian spoon. However, having looked at the hallmarks again recently I am wondering whether it could be older than I initially thought. The marks are stampe...
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help to identify maker's mark I*S
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Help to identify maker's mark I*S

Hi All, not sure where to start on this one!! I am trying to identify the maker's mark on this largish, probably 18th-century, silver patch box with pull off cover. The maker's mark, IS with a star between, is stamped to the inside of the cover. There are no other marks. The only other factor which ...
by joho
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

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: 1173

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: 5423

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: 2601

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: 2601

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: 3630

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: 3630

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: 3630

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: 1381

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: 1381

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: 1381

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. https...
by joho
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed!! German marks ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3967

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

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