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by spobby
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Victorian Salt
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Victorian Salt

Many thanks
by spobby
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Victorian Salt
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Victorian Salt

Please confirm whether this is Robert Harper or one of the Hennells, or someone else!
Thanks
John
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by spobby
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George Gray
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: George Gray

Many thanks guys
by spobby
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George Gray
Replies: 4
Views: 438

George Gray

Could this be an overstrike of P & A Bateman?
It's on the inner lid of the top.
Always supposing it is George Gray?
Thanks
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by spobby
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Please ID this hallmark on a spoon!
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: Please ID this hallmark on a spoon!

Looks like the early 19thC pewter mark for John Yates.
Regards
John
by spobby
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 2892

Re: Georgian Tongs

Many thanks
I should have looked a little harder!
Good to know it’s a York piece though.
Thanks again
John
by spobby
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 2892

Georgian Tongs

Would be grateful for maker's mark info please.
Although there isn't a town assay mark, I'm assuming it's a London one.
Thanks
John
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by spobby
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with Date & Item (SECOND ATTEMPT)
Replies: 4
Views: 3689

Re: Help with Date & Item (SECOND ATTEMPT)

Casters* of that size and of that period would normally be used for spices, e.g. pepper/cinnamon/ground nutmeg etc., and would have been part of a set of casters leading up to the larger sugar caster. I would suggest that salt would only be served from glass lined or gilt silver bowl. Just an opinio...
by spobby
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker's mark please
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Maker's mark please

Excellent, many thanks
by spobby
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker's mark please
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Maker's mark please

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by spobby
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4724

Re: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?

Actually as Phil stated, spice & sugar casters - the two empty rings shown are for the tops of the oil bottles when in use.

John
by spobby
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4724

Re: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?

With the cartouche at the front, this would be a stand for a Warwick Cruet set, generally containing sugar casters & two oil bottles.
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by spobby
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Modern Looking Sterling Earrings - London marks
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Re: Modern Looking Sterling Earrings - London marks

Maker's mark is probably R.S.Jewellers of Hatton Garden, London
Regards
John
by spobby
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Makers mark on mote spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: Makers mark on mote spoon

Grimwade shows a casemaker with this mark, William Noyse. Registered 29.9.1718. Which up to that date, maker's marks would show the first two letters of the surname.
Just an idea.
Regards
John
by spobby
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Sterling sugar nips, perhaps American, need info
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

Re: Sterling sugar nips, perhaps American, need info

Properly known as tea tongs, Dr David Schlosberg points out in his excellent book some specialist tea tong makers. Perhaps it could be one of these.
http://www.silverteatongs.com/4764/index.html
A fascinating read about the history of these utensils.
Regards
John
by spobby
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: swastika serviette ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: swastika serviette ring

The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been found worldwide, but it is especially common in India. Its name comes the Sanskrit word svasti (sv = well; asti = is), meaning good fortune, luck and well-being. This original meaning of the swastika is a far cry from Western associations of the symbol...
by spobby
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot
Replies: 5
Views: 1561

Re: Need Help Identifying This Sterling Tea Pot

Fairbairn has the crest as that of the Maton family, but not much other info to add
Regards
John
by spobby
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London 1730
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: London 1730

Just realised why it can't George Ellis!
Schoolboy error!
by spobby
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London 1730
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: London 1730

Although I would tend to agree that it is Feline, have a look at Grimwade 604 - George Ellis 1721. He later changed his mark, but doesn't establish when.
Just an idea.
Regards
John
by spobby
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Any help?
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Re: Any help?

One of the many silverplate marks for Walker & Hall of Sheffield. Unsure of any date.
Regards
John

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