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by legrandmogol
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

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Is this the maker's mark? Kind of looks like it but it could be something else. Can you get a clearer picture?
by legrandmogol
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.

Another interesting point, there were a lot of second-hand silver sellers in England back then. With Victorian tastes being less plain, some silver seller with a glut of old spoons that weren't selling probably tried to spice things up and it took off. Much like the sellers today who turn teaspoons ...
by legrandmogol
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

The spoon looks very American to me. Is it kind of flimsy? If so then it is almost certainly American. Perhaps it is an unknown makers mark for Emmor Jefferis of Delaware who worked from 1827 - 1842 in Wilmington. It would fit the era of this spoon. Pure speculation though.
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

My great grandmother's name was Ida. Thank for your help Peter. If in your research you ever come across anything let me know
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

Thanks Peter. Sorry for my blurry pictures. I don't quite see an ax though. It looks more like a human head with either a scarf (moors head? blackamore?) in a Roman soldiers helmet. Sorry for my blurry pictures. I was also leaning towards 1647 since the spoon is engraved 1646 and is most likely a bi...
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

I believe this spoon is from the city of Hoorn and the date letter is most likely for 1647. It is engraved IDA:G:1646. The city mark is partially obliterated. I believe the R is 1647 because the next time they used an R it would also have had the Dutch lion mark as well. I could be wrong of course. ...
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

thank you for your opinion and also for the references. I will be sure to add that book to my library as it looks incredibly useful. As for the handle, I think its very Dutch in style but the mark is very not Dutch so it has me stumped. Hopefully something conclusive pops up
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

Wow, I will assume your rude method of correspondence is because English is not your first language. Now as the owner of the knife, I'll mention again that the hilt is broken and additional marks could have been on the portion that is missing. However, hallmarking from the 17th century and earlier i...
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

When I compare the mark in the 3rd picture I posted to the 7th and 8th marks in the top row of marks pictured at the Finnish hallmark site I see a pretty good resemblance. Not an exact match but pretty near and the best so far especially when you consider we only have a drawing to compare it too and...
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Nuernberg Trefid Spoon?
Replies: 1
Views: 403

German Nuernberg Trefid Spoon?

The person I purchased this from attributes the spoon to Johann Conrad Weiss but I cannot match up the marks. The ICW is clear enough but the N looks more like an M or perhaps something else entirely. It may not even be German so any help is appreciated. https://i.postimg.cc/xNGfFRws/IMG-5797.jpg ht...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

The seller responded and told me they found it inside the old city limits of Utrecht
by legrandmogol
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

thank you for your help so far. I asked the seller where he originally found it and I await his response. The handle is small, it measures 65mm long x 15mm wide x 6mm thick.
by legrandmogol
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1700

16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

I am not expecting much luck with this piece but it is hallmarked which is the only reason I figured I would try. The mark kinda looks French but the handle looks Dutch in style. It was found by someone who was metal detecting in the Netherlands. I cleaned it up, there was no telling what it was mad...
by legrandmogol
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again

I wouldn't get your hopes up. "Colorado Silver" is almost certainly another deceptive name for nickel silver such as Potosi Silver, Nevada Silver, Brazil Silver, Yukon Silver, Mexican Silver, Venetian Silver etc. (often places that are famous for silver mines). If it were any kind of pure ...
by legrandmogol
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: identification help required
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: identification help required

the piece is Dutch and the city mark is for Utrecht. Peter, (OEL) will know more.
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Old bracelet identification
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Old bracelet identification

Hi, not really a bracelet, it is a pocket watch chain and fob. If it is signed it would be somewhere on the clasp and on the fob. The mark you are describing is most likely part of the design or something someone did at a later date sort of like graffiti. It is hard to tell from your pictures.
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Does anyone know the makers mark of this piece?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Does anyone know the makers mark of this piece?

Hi, the piece is made by John Hardy. It is signed on the back portion of the top, there is a circle containing a J within an H. I believe most of the pieces are made in Indonesia and usually have Balinese inspired designs. He is an upscale designer whose jewelry is sold in high department stores.
by legrandmogol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Thank you again for another mystery solved. I will have to find a way to order that book. It looks very useful.
by legrandmogol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Thanks Peter, I look forward to your verdict
by legrandmogol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

I was fortunate enough to stumble on this spoon recently. From the pictures I was able to see before buying it I thought it was the makers mark for Bolsward Silversmith Jan Sjoerds but now that I have the spoon I am not so sure. There is a very similar example attributed to him in the Fries Museum b...

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