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by dartsil
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to Identify German makers mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Help to Identify German makers mark

Thanks Silverfan,

Do you know what his working period was to get an age for the piece?
by dartsil
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to Identify German makers mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Help to Identify German makers mark

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help with the makers mark on this German silver table top snuff box modelled as what I would describe as a Swiss Alpine house.Hopefully if we can get the maker it will assist with the date. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/vintagecollector/Watches/Watches2/P1950400.j...
by dartsil
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maker of Scottish provincial teaspoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2365

Re: Maker of Scottish provincial teaspoon

I would suggest a good bet would be James Wildgoose of Aberdeen who is known to have worked 1763-1795, style of spoon would also suggest that this would be around the date.
by dartsil
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: British Assay Office Marking Errors
Replies: 20
Views: 8603

Re: British Assay Office Marking Errors

Not a hallmarking error but evidence of someone having had a few to many drinks when they struck the makers mark.

R F Mosley & Co (Robert Fead Mosley) Sheffield 1908

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by dartsil
Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: British Assay Office Marking Errors
Replies: 20
Views: 8603

Re: British Assay Office Marking Errors

Here is an example from a teaspoon by Edward Lees, hallmarked from 1806.

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by dartsil
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Wine Tasters? & who are the images of?
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

Wine Tasters? & who are the images of?

Hello everyone, I wonder is anyone can assist here with these 2 interesting items. Are they wine tasters? and who are the people depicted within there centres? and what is significance of emblems at top and bottom of each? They carry Hanau marks and also London 1901 import marks.Diameter is 116mm an...
by dartsil
Fri May 31, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: William Smith of Peterhead
Replies: 7
Views: 3846

Re: William Smith of Peterhead

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/vintagecollector/Gilt/925/P1880240.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/vintagecollector/Gilt/925/P1880241.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/vintagecollector/Gilt/925/P1880242.jpg Length 161mm, bowl dimensions 40x31mm , weight 36 grammes.
by dartsil
Fri May 31, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: William Smith of Peterhead
Replies: 7
Views: 3846

Re: William Smith of Peterhead

will retake image Trev.

Downloaded from camera and cropped it but appears its to big for the forum board and will not take the upload.

Will take on a lower camera setting and see what I can do.
by dartsil
Fri May 31, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Scottish Provincial Silversmiths book advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3922

Re: Scottish Provincial Silversmiths book advice

Number 4 would be my first choice, however any of the above mentioned would be fine.

This publication would be a great addition to the exsisting publication.

Please contact me when its ready as I will have a copy no matter how you decide to lay it out.
by dartsil
Fri May 31, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: William Smith of Peterhead
Replies: 7
Views: 3846

Re: William Smith of Peterhead

So would that mean we are looking at William Scott of Dundee, there are many WS marks but only Scott of Dundee and Smith of Peterhead documented in Turners book as WS WS.

Just not sure which if any of these I can attribute this spoon to?
by dartsil
Fri May 31, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: William Smith of Peterhead
Replies: 7
Views: 3846

William Smith of Peterhead

Can anyone assist at all with this mark, WS WS on a sugar spoon/shovel. Very amateur looking punch , is it that of William Smith of Peterhead?

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by dartsil
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Can anyone confirm this is or is not gold?
Replies: 1
Views: 1670

Can anyone confirm this is or is not gold?

Jade pendant with what appears to be a gold dragon, the reverse side shows a small mark which I am not familiar with. Can anyone say it is or is not gold? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/vintagecollector/silver/P1810031.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/vintagecollector/silver/P18100...
by dartsil
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Enormous silver basting spoon - possibly early Scottish
Replies: 3
Views: 2871

Re: Enormous silver basting spoon - possibly early Scottish

The pronounciation of the surname Aytoun may vary depending on where you may be located in Scotland.

However I would imagine it would be pronounced ai-toon
by dartsil
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help With These Russian? Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Help With These Russian? Marks

Can anyone assist with these marks, first glance it looks very much Russian , however none of the marks contain the number 84. I have taken some of the marks through a 60x loupe so hopefully everyone can see them ok. One mark I am sure is the mark of St Petersburg. Looking for origin , age and maker...
by dartsil
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: LOndon 1809 Dessert Spoons~No Makers Mark~No Erasures~
Replies: 0
Views: 695

LOndon 1809 Dessert Spoons~No Makers Mark~No Erasures~

I thought I would submit these as some of you may find them interesting and it would be good to hear some thoughts as to why there are no makers marks on them, The makers marks have not been rubbed or removed.... Why would this have happened? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/vintagecollector/s...
by dartsil
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is This German Silver pre 1888?
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Is This German Silver pre 1888?

Brilliant Trev,

Thanks for that, most appreciated.
by dartsil
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Is This German Silver pre 1888?
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Is This German Silver pre 1888?

I wonder if anyone can settle the marks on this spoon once and for all. It carries what has been suggested is a German 3 Tower hallmark with makers mark being that of B&G . Also been suggested it may be Danish and made by Bing & Grondahl , however I am more thinking it may be German. Beneath...
by dartsil
Fri May 25, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Persian Silver Coffee Pot~Assistance with marks required
Replies: 0
Views: 1867

Persian Silver Coffee Pot~Assistance with marks required

I wonder if anyone could assist with the marks on the base of what I am pretty certain is a Persian silver coffee pot. The number 84 can be made out, the other marks appear to be Persian/Middle Eastern. Difficult to get a good image of the marks so hopefully whats shown can be made out. I am looking...
by dartsil
Sun May 20, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Sugar Tongs~Assistance with this makers mark please
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Re: French Sugar Tongs~Assistance with this makers mark plea

Many thanks for this information.

Hopefully 925-1000.com can use this image to further update the French makers section of the site.
by dartsil
Sun May 20, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Sugar Tongs~Assistance with this makers mark please
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

French Sugar Tongs~Assistance with this makers mark please

Can anyone assist with the makers mark on these pair of Sugar Tongs which I have taken from a much bigger set. The marks are very small so have had to take through a jewellers loupe , I think there descent enough to make out. Minerva 950 finese mark as well as this NV mark with * mark above and belo...

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