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Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Sterling Marcasite Swan
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: Sterling Marcasite Swan

Hi,
I've straightened out your coding as best I can, however the url of the second image was too adulterated to trace the original address. Please post the image of the item again.

Thanks, Tom
by admin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Lowercase h inside circle
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Lowercase h inside circle

Hello,
Here's an older post that may shed some light:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=15070

Regards, Tom
by admin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Lion Pasant over M (which is turned on its side)
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Lion Pasant over M (which is turned on its side)

Hi, I believe your box was made by Erhard & Söhne of Schwabische Gmund, Germany, and that it likely dates to the first third of the 20th century. Here is a link to the google translation of Erhard's German Wikipedia entry: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.w...
by admin
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Happy Twelfth
Replies: 1
Views: 2842

Happy Twelfth

Dear Members, Happy Birthday to the forum, we are 12 years old today. When I began this forum back in 2005, I could never have imagined that it would mature into such a fine (and large) community dedicated to the sharing of knowledge. It has only been able to do so thanks to the excellent work of ou...
by admin
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Egg Cups
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Egg Cups

Hi, There existed Mano and Laszlo Latzkó, apparently court jewelers in late 19th century Budapest. The information was gleaned from: http://adatbazisokonline.hu/en/adatbazis/minisztertanacsi-jegyzokonyvek-1867-1944/adatlap/59101 further search yielded the writer Andreas (Andor) Latzko (1876-1943) ht...
by admin
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: French Hallmark on early Buffet flute
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: French Hallmark on early Buffet flute

Hi

It is the small guarantee mark for the provinces, used 1809-1819, form is a fasces (rotate view 90 degrees counterclockwise).

Regards, Tom
by admin
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help Needed with Marks on Spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Help Need with Marks on Spoon

Hi Trev,

I think this may be John Vernon of New York, moving to the American section.

Regards, Tom
by admin
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Denmark?
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: Denmark?

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H&C ??

G***AUGER ?????
by admin
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: German letters
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: German letters

Hi Ag2012, Regarding this problem, I posted the following in the "website updates" forum back in May of 2015. Foreign alphabetic characters and punctuation: The new version of the forum supports Asian and Cyrillic fonts and they should render correctly in any current/future posts. The char...
by admin
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Museum Exhibitions - Silver - Temporary
Topic: Souvenir Spoons - Florida - 2/9/16 until 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 859

Souvenir Spoons - Florida - 2/9/16 until 2017

The Spoon Collectors , a new vignette, will showcase the fascinating assortment of souvenir spoons collected by the Charles Hosmer Morse and Hugh F. McKean families. Drawn from a collection of more than 400 spoons, the selection on view will be organized by subjects—from forts to flowers and saints...
by admin
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Handmade silver Pendant
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Re: Handmade silver Pendant

Hi,

I think your best bet is to contact the writer of this blog on South African goldsmiths:
http://sagoldsmiths.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00%2B02:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00%2B02:00&max-results=3

Regards, Tom
by admin
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: SPOON. P&M. CAN'T ID MAKER OR MARKINGS. HELP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: SPOON. P&M. CAN'T ID MAKER OR MARKINGS. HELP?

Hi, Welcome to the forum. You have a very nice American spoon with an interesting decorated drop. I believe it is by Rowland Parry and James Musgrave. The following excerpt is from Ensko's "American silversmiths and Their Marks" PARRY & MUSGRAVE 1793, Philadelphia, Pa., at 42 South Sec...
by admin
Fri May 22, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Possibly Scandinavian Beaker
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

Re: Possibly Scandinavian Beaker

Hi, I agree with Cheryl, the marks seem more consistent with Japanese manufacture than any other location. On the other hand, I'm fairly sure that the design is by Alphonse LaPaglia, dating from his days at International silver. Believe I had a couple of these goblets with Lapaglia/International mar...
by admin
Mon May 18, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Re: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"

Hi Peter, I've checked and re-checked, all instances of the string of code that was causing the 1/2 page issue have been edited out. As my phone no longer has the issue, I suspect that your device may just be stubborn about refreshing its cache. If the problem still persists, you should be able to h...
by admin
Fri May 15, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Re: 2015 "Software" Changes "Problems"

Dear Members, Thank you for your patience with the various forum problems experienced over the last several weeks. At this point in time, most have been addressed, many resolved and others are still works in progress. Foreign alphabetic characters and punctuation: The new version of the forum suppor...
by admin
Mon May 11, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Covered Porringer - WRD Jr?
Replies: 2
Views: 2516

Re: Covered Porringer - WRD Jr?

Hi Jag, I've never before seen this mark, but I strongly suspect it is an earlier mark of the same William DeHart listed here at: http://www.925-1000.com/americanMod_1.html The Albuquerque, New Mexico directory for 1953 lists - "Silversmith Studio" of Wm. R DeHart jr.. William Dehart also ...
by admin
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Maker of Sterling Silver Brooch
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Re: Maker of Sterling Silver Brooch

Hi, I've seen this mark a handful of times on Arts & Crafts handwrought silver jewelry. The usual attribution is to the 'Odd Krafters Shop', with location listed as either Boston or Chicago, first quarter 20th century. Does anyone know if they received mention in Darling's "Chicago Silversm...
by admin
Wed May 07, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: please help with unknown hallmark
Replies: 16
Views: 3723

Re: please help with unknown hallmark

Hi,

McGrew "tentatively" attributes the mark to Montgomery & Co. and/or Morgan Morgans, successors to Albert Coles. However, I believe it is more likely a "W", as does Cheryl in http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35384

Regards, Tom
by admin
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: A sugar bowl
Replies: 25
Views: 3802

Re: A sugar bowl

Hi,
Looks like a Hanau piece, suspect the marks are pseudos we've not seen before, Simon Rosenau of Bad Kissingen seems a good possibility for the maker.
http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

Regards, Tom
by admin
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID help needed, PGS footed tray
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: ID help needed, PGS footed tray

Hi Roy,

The mark is for Silber & Fleming of London:
http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_S2.html

Trev has posted a very informative topic on the company:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=21864

Regards,
Tom

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