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by WarrenKundis
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon
Replies: 13
Views: 2589

Re: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon

Thanks Trev, Always happy to help when I can. Going through Tacitus.nu more slowly today, it was stated that regimental standards had two different motifs. On the obverse was the provincial coat of arms and the reverse were the Royal cypher. Some the provincial coats of arms do bear a coronet at the...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon
Replies: 13
Views: 2589

Re: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon

Appears to be another good lead. After reading your post Trev, in English titled: The Swedish Cavalry Regiments of the Napoleonic Wars by Bjorn Bergerus. Most of the units recruitment was through the Crown's Allotment System Office. Although there was one unit made up of Nobles referred to as The Fl...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Missing town mark
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Missing town mark

Good Day Matt, Right that IR in oval cartouche appears to be John Robertson of Newcastle. This particular mark has been seen between 1795 - 1797. Upper case G in clipped cartouche is the Newcastle date letter for 1797. From my reading here had assumed that the lack of a city assay office mark took p...
by WarrenKundis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?

Thank you Phil much appreciated. Brings up a few questions: Did Father and son use the same makers mark registered in London then at a later date in Exeter? Appears that both men were alive in the circa 1815 time frame, so in Matt's case did the father or son use old stock to create the finished dec...
by WarrenKundis
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?

After re-reading Phil's London entry on GF it does say that this mark was seen from 1798 - 1819. The comment about about the over stamp does appear on the end of that same column.

My apologies.
W
by WarrenKundis
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?

Good day gentlemen, Am particularly interested in your discussion since I had just be doing some research on George Ferris myself. As I read Phil's comments on Ferris, he stated in the Exeter section that his marks had been seen from 1812 - 1832. Also noted: flatware maker mentioned in Exeter record...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: This one has me puzzled!
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Re: This one has me puzzled!

Looking this makers mark again it appears to read either JP conjoined, JHP, or JH. There is a post on 925 for a York partnership of John Hampston & John Prince. This is not their mark but gives you some idea. Also looking through Theo's site nothing came up on JHP in particular but you can see o...
by WarrenKundis
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Sign in challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Sign in challenge

Thank you my friend, Am signed in to both now, just need to upgrade Photobucket, purchase a new camera, and resolve some lighting issues here at my new appartment. See how some members are using a loop to shoot hallmarks, working on that technique until I can afford that camera. Wishing you a very g...
by WarrenKundis
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Sign in challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Sign in challenge

Wondering if anyone has the knowledge to assist with a sign in challenge I am having. Am able to sign in on my first generation iPad here as you see but can not no matter how many times I try to sign in on my HP laptop. Do want to start posting images again which will also require me to upgrade my p...
by WarrenKundis
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Old spoon? Dating and ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Old spoon? Dating and ID

Dear Sebastian, As human beings we have a tendency to mark important events; birthdays, christenings, graduations, promotions, marriages, and deaths are just a few of those. Although the symbolism here may not be compleltely Catholic iconography, like other Danish and Noewegian baptismial spoons pos...
by WarrenKundis
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Old spoon? Dating and ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Old spoon? Dating and ID

Good day Sebastian, From my limited understanding this would be considered a baptismal or christening spoon. Have a slightly smaller one of a similar design by Gustav Hellstrom. Do take a close look at the engraving in the bowl. A large flaming heart pierced by two arrows, the sun and moon above, a ...
by WarrenKundis
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Loth Standard Spoon. Cloaked man finial.
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Loth Standard Spoon. Cloaked man finial.

Please believe me when I say I know exactly what your describing, have two of them sitting next to me. Both bowls tip back, there is an upward curve that begins to flow down then up again at the finial. The bowls have a white base enamel with flowing vines attached to red and blue flowers. It is bor...
by WarrenKundis
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: The firm of Peter Hertz Copenhagen
Replies: 0
Views: 597

The firm of Peter Hertz Copenhagen

In an effort to understand the wider context of silver production in Copenhagen during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, I wanted to focus on Peter Hertz. As I understand it Peter Hertz was born in Copenhagen in 1811. From age 14 he worked within the trade. Read that Peter established himself ...
by WarrenKundis
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Loth Standard Spoon. Cloaked man finial.
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Loth Standard Spoon. Cloaked man finial.

Gentlemen, I also have a large enameled serving spoon which has the same four marks as previously described. From the top the Copenhagen date mark for 1890, 924 silver content mark, the mystery mark, and Simon Groth's master assay mark. On the link you provided there are 24 different examples of th...
by WarrenKundis
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Need Help with ID of Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Re: Need Help with ID of Maker

Hi Dave, Is it possible to get a better closeup of the marks? Try laying the spoon down on a textured surface such as a linen napkin. Place your camera on the macro setting without flash. Indirect day light through drape will defuse the glaring effect. Then just keep shooting until you get the right...
by WarrenKundis
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Bear Claw On Soup Ladle
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: Bear Claw On Soup Ladle

Just an FYI SilverSurfer,

I can not see or open your links. State you the sender need to upgrade to enable third party hosting.

Warren
by WarrenKundis
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Loth Standard Spoon. Cloaked man finial.
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Loth Standard Spoon. Cloaked man finial.

Gentlemen, I also have a large enameled serving spoon which has the same four marks as previously described. From the top the Copenhagen date mark for 1890, 924 silver content mark, the mystery mark, and Simon Groth's master assay mark. On the link you provided there are 24 different examples of the...
by WarrenKundis
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help to identify WH initial mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: Help to identify WH initial mark?

Good day S[arta,

It may be William Haverstick 1756-1823, silversmith and jeweler.

Online source: American Silversmiths

Hope this helps
Warren
by WarrenKundis
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: This one has me puzzled!
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Re: This one has me puzzled!

Punch Mollerup into the search engine at top right. Thread is PM Serving Spoon.

Warren
by WarrenKundis
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: This one has me puzzled!
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Re: This one has me puzzled!

Just noticed that besides the scallop design on the finial, the drop also has a scallop design there. Have not see that before in my limited experience.

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