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by silverly
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: GRIFFIN, Benjamin (Grimwade p.529)
Replies: 0
Views: 43

GRIFFIN, Benjamin (Grimwade p.529)

17 December 1770 Benjamin Griffin, Gun Maker of Saint George Hanover Square , Middlesex will proved at London. His house on Bond Street is mention at least a couple in this will, so this may be the subject Gentleman.

Reference: TNA PROB 11/962/275
by silverly
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

Thank you; that is fabulous! Will do my best to post better images of the mark and the whole spoon when I can.
by silverly
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

This mark on a spoon I just bought is completely unfamiliar to me. I'm not sure it British. Just starting it here. Will post more images when I'm able. Any help with identification will be very much appreciated.

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by silverly
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: GOSLEE, Thomas (Grimwade p.526)
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: GOSLEE, Thomas (Grimwade p.526)

4 September 1809 William son of Thomas Goslee of Fore Street London apprenticed to Thomas Goslee Founder of London. It is unclear to me whether this was a father/son apprenticeship or otherwise.
by silverly
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: FAWDERY, William (Grimwade p.507)
Replies: 0
Views: 691

FAWDERY, William (Grimwade p.507)

15 December 1686 in the second year of the Reign of King James II William son of John Fawdery of Enston in the County of Oxford Gentleman apprenticed to Robert Cooper Goldsmith of London.
by silverly
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: DUCK, Henry (Grimwade p.497)
Replies: 1
Views: 390

DUCK, Henry (Grimwade p.497)

7 November 1711 Henry son of Henry Duck Goldsmith of London made free by patrimony. (The document has the year 1680 annotated in the margin which is presumably the father's year of freedom.)
by silverly
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with coin silve mark
Replies: 2
Views: 2913

Re: Help with coin silve mark

Possibly George Waring who was a watchmaker at 88 Fulton Street, New York, NY in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.
by silverly
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: DEARMOR, John (Grimwade p.487)
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: DEARMOR, John (Grimwade p.487)

20 July 1732 John Dearmer of the Parish of Saint Brides London Batchelor and Watchcasemaker aged 28 years bound in marriage to Mary Hewkly of the same Parish Spinster aged 21 years.
by silverly
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ANDREWS, Richard (Grimwade p.423)
Replies: 0
Views: 307

ANDREWS, Richard (Grimwade p.423)

4 February 1788 Richard Andrews Armourer and Brazier of London by trade a Jeweller (at 109 Leadenhall Street) of Saint Andrew Undershaft City of London will proved at London. Reference: TNA PROB 11/1038/317
by silverly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon

There are Knowles patterns on this site as well. Click on the Knowles link in American marks.
by silverly
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon with H? Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Coin Silver Spoon with H? Mark

WarrenKundis wrote:possibly HG or HY?

Thanks for taking a look.
by silverly
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Masonic Square and 47th Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: Masonic Square and 47th Problem

Coin refers to the quality of the silver, 900 parts out of 1000.
by silverly
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help With Spoon Maker Please
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Help With Spoon Maker Please

Hopefully, a better image of the marks:

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It looks like there is a standard or title mark for 1819 to 1838 and guarantee mark for the same period.
by silverly
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help With Spoon Maker Please
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Help With Spoon Maker Please

These two spoons are about 14.5 cm long. The mark looks like it could be M D or M P or maybe something else. Any help would be very much appreciated. I will try to get a better shot of the makers mark if needed.

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by silverly
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Pattern Identification
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

Pattern Identification

Does anyone recognize this spoon's pattern. It is marked coin only.
Thank you in advance.

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by silverly
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon with H? Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Coin Silver Spoon with H? Mark

Looking for help identifying the maker of these spoons. The mark looks like an H to me.
Thank you in advance.

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by silverly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Did Shepard Mfg Co purchase rights to some of Julius Walk's desings for BINGHAM & WALK?
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Did Shepard Mfg Co purchase rights to some of Julius Walk's desings for BINGHAM & WALK?

The term of the patent you refer to was 3.5 years; so unless it was renewed, patent protection was not in place for long.
by silverly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ROMILLY, Thomas (Grimwade p.382)
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: ROMILLY, Thomas (Grimwade p.382)

13 January 1829 Thomas Peter Romilly of Dulwich , Surrey Esquire will proved at London.

Reference: TNA PROB 11/1750/381
by silverly
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help with sterling marks and pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Help with sterling marks and pattern

Reed & Barton L'Elegante or Elegante introduced in 1900 I believe.

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