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by robert12
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Pepper pot R.C circa 1725
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Pepper pot R.C circa 1725

Hi,
I did consider Robert Albin Cox, I thought the pellet was higher on my pot and a different outer shape to the punch.
This may of course be camera angle and wear. Perhaps he is the most likely maker though.
Thanks for the input.

Robert
by robert12
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Pepper pot R.C circa 1725
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Pepper pot R.C circa 1725

Help needed please on this pepper pot/caster probably circa 1725 Weighs 138 gr and 13.5 cm tall. Maker mark only which looks to be R.C A crest as shown which may help maker attribution. May possibly be a provincial piece as lack of any hallmarks. Thanks, Robert http://i67.tinypic.com/35mh37p.jpg htt...
by robert12
Wed May 02, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Well found Trev, it is certainly an entirely possible attribution.
A nice little spoon and glad to have filled in a few details on it.

Robert
by robert12
Wed May 02, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

A very worn name engraved of possibly ? Collen/Callan
It could be one name maybe MaCallan but really too rubbed to make out even when magnified.

Robert
by robert12
Wed May 02, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Thanks for the speedy and detailed response Trev.
I could not find the mark in any books I have,
Please use these marks for American Marks reference pages of course.

Robert
by robert12
Wed May 02, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Help needed please on this teaspoon. Marked Lane & Bailey & Co, Madison and coin silver. I have seen Bailey items with various partners and Philadelphia but not with Lane or Madison. Thanks in advance. Robert http://i64.tinypic.com/k96jq0.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/5krfuv.jpg http://i63.tiny...
by robert12
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pepper or Pounce pot IE
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Pepper or Pounce pot IE

I have found that one of the many and varied marks used by James Erskine of Aberdeen is identical to this one.
Two Scottish silver experts I contacted are both certain of this attribution.
I was fairly sure of a provincial mark and as a start tried the London topic page.

Robert
by robert12
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pepper or Pounce pot IE
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Pepper or Pounce pot IE

Help needed please on this 7.5 cm tall pot of 50 gr. Is this a pepper, spice or pounce pot ? Maker mark only right in the middle of the body and a rubbed mark in the middle of the lid. No other rubbed marks so possibly a provincial maker ? Under an eyeglass from various angles I would say more likel...
by robert12
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Double Crests, Unicorn and Arrowed Deer or Hart
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Double Crests, Unicorn and Arrowed Deer or Hart

Thank you for the information David.
I can of course see that it is a horses head and not a Unicorn now it has been pointed out to me !
Nice spoons that the families thought highly enough of to add these nice crests.
Sad to think that some are erased.

Robert
by robert12
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Double Crests, Unicorn and Arrowed Deer or Hart
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Double Crests, Unicorn and Arrowed Deer or Hart

Hi, help needed please on this Dublin spoon. These 2 crests are on a John Pittar 1809 Dublin assayed large table/serving spoon. There is also a monogram just below the assay marks on the reverse so a few different family connections over the years. Thanks in advance. Robert http://i66.tinypic.com/sx...
by robert12
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St Petersburg maker needed please IFF, N&P marks
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: St Petersburg maker needed please IFF, N&P marks

It is great to have both the seller and retailer attributed.
Thanks to you both for the quick response.

Robert
by robert12
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St Petersburg maker needed please IFF, N&P marks
Replies: 11
Views: 731

St Petersburg maker needed please IFF, N&P marks

Hi, information needed please on this teaspoon. Assay master appears to be Dimitry Ilyich Tverskoy in the Russian Silver Marks section, dated St Petersburg 1846 Possibly 2 maker marks of maybe IFF and N&P, perhaps one is the retailer ? Thanks in advance. Robert http://i67.tinypic.com/16kuhlc.jpg...
by robert12
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Lille Maker Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Lille Maker Needed

Thanks for your speedy answer.
A lot of marks for just a little teaspoon but a great example.
I have looked at pic 3 from all directions and cannot work out what it depicts.
The same applies to pic 4, a definite mark as deeply struck.
Great to pinpoint a maker though.

Robert
by robert12
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Lille Maker Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Lille Maker Needed

Hi, This teaspoon seems to check out as Lille circa 1763, can anyone throw some light on a maker please ? Under an eye glass it is a crowned FR. There are a few other marks including 2 x letter C, a mark that looks almost like a small horses head and another mark like a mini candelabra between the 2...
by robert12
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this spoon Kinsale ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Hi Gordon, I did see the James Whitthorne maker mark you refer to. The only mark that I have found near to this one is the Kinsale one. I have not found any mark similar from other countries, do you feel it is Irish in origin ? There must be another item with this maker mark for comparison even if n...
by robert12
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this spoon Kinsale ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Hi Gordon,

thanks for the input on my spoon.
It has an Irish feel to it so are there any other likely attributions in early Irish makers ?
A shame not to pin it down to a maker when the W mark is so clear.

Robert
by robert12
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this spoon Kinsale ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Hi, I have a rat tail table spoon with a pronounced rib on the front of the handle. Probably original initials AE on the reverse along with 2 x W marks and a 3rd worn mark. It looks and feels Irish but the W marks are not quite the same as Kinsale examples, maybe an unrecorded one ? Any help appreci...
by robert12
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please

The silver tests as high grade not the usual continental .800 or .830. I hope this my help narrow the field of possible countries to look at.

robert12
by robert12
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please

I did think maybe Portugal or Paris but another possibility might of course be Hanau.
Any thoughts on this or has any member come across this set of marks before that point towards a definite country attribution.

Robert12
by robert12
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please

You could well be right with the "cartagloria" suggestion, the mirror looks like it has a good age and a similar shape to the silver profile. Are you of the opinion this was made in Portugal and is the "shield" a maker mark ? The mark like a divers helmet on its side is one I hav...

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