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by scorpio
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Silver snuff box Dublin 1817 MF
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Silver snuff box Dublin 1817 MF

Here is the full set of hallmarks, a little sharper than previous images:

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by scorpio
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Silver snuff box Dublin 1817 MF
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Silver snuff box Dublin 1817 MF

I recently acquired this silver snuff box dated Dublin 1817 with the maker's mark MF in a rectangular reserve. Silvermakersmarks shows this MF mark on a creamer dated 1824 but with no maker's name shown against it. I cannot trace any other Irish silver with this mark so has anyone any idea as to who...
by scorpio
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Nice find Ben. Your spoon is much earlier than the 1830s. Samuel Purdon worked from 1800 at 3 Charlotte Quay, Limerick according to A Celebration of Limerick Silver and Bennett mentions that date too as the start of his working life. Also, the trefoil device on the spoon (its significance is not kno...
by scorpio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork silver - John Whitney
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Cork silver - John Whitney

Indeed, it could be what's left of a STERLING mark. I can see what looks to be 'ING' but the letter before can't be a 'G' as you suggest but would have to be 'L' if STERLING but doesn't really look like an L, perhaps just badly distorted. What looks like an 'R' over to the left is incuse so not the ...
by scorpio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork silver - John Whitney
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Cork silver - John Whitney

Actually, looking more closely at the photo of the silver cup mark, perhaps STER is the blurred mark at top.
by scorpio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork silver - John Whitney
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Cork silver - John Whitney

This is a very rare Cork maker's mark, that of John Whitney. He is mentioned in Cork Silver & Gold but the authors do not show a mark for him in that publication. He was apprenticed to George Lee, 18th December 1762 per Cork Silver and Gold and worked as a silversmith from 1770 to 1788 according...
by scorpio
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Help With Maker's Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 4005

Re: Help With Maker's Marks

Some more information from The Finial, March/April 2010: In reply to a query about a spoon by John Ricketts, reference is made to a set of of five Hanoverian rattail tablespoons by John Ricketts in an Australian family collection. The same mark as on your tankard (middle of the three marks illustrat...
by scorpio
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Help With Maker's Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 4005

Re: Help With Maker's Marks

Very nice find! While John Ricketts is mentioned by Bennett in 'Irish Georgian Silver', he only shows a photo of the base of a silver bowl with the mark of a crown over IR, stating 'possibly the mark of John Ricketts' (in his later book, 'Collecting Irish Silver', he confirms attribution to John Ric...
by scorpio
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Set of 6 Cork silver spoons
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: Set of 6 Cork silver spoons

Hi John,

Many thanks for that very useful information and adding more knowledge to what we know about these Cork silversmiths. William Heyland is also mentioned by Bennett as working between 1784 and 1808.

Would you by by chance know when James Heyland was born?

Gordon
by scorpio
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this Carden Terry from cork
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: Is this Carden Terry from cork

Hi Brian,

Really interesting to see the two cream jugs with the same monograms. I wonder when over the past 240 years they got separated but we shall never know.

All the best,

Gordon
by scorpio
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this Carden Terry from cork
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: Is this Carden Terry from cork

Brian, could your cream jug be the one sold in New York in 2001? Quote from my previous thread: "Can anyone please point me in the direction of any other Carden Terry cream jugs of this period, i.e. circa 1775-1780? I know a major auction house sold one in New York in 2001, "the cream jug ...
by scorpio
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this Carden Terry from cork
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: Is this Carden Terry from cork

By the way, I seem to have given an incorrect link to the thread on my cream jug; it's actually:
viewtopic.php?f=56&t=39303

Gordon
by scorpio
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this Carden Terry from cork
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: Is this Carden Terry from cork

Hi Brian,

Yes, there are initials on one side; see image below:

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The handle is reeded; see image below:

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Gordon
by scorpio
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this Carden Terry from cork
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: Is this Carden Terry from cork

I have an identical cream jug to yours Brian. Perhaps Carden Terry made them as a pair. Refer http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=3930 Photobucket has pretty much killed millions of images all over the internet by stopping 3rd party hosting unless one pays $400 a year so my photos no ...
by scorpio
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Dessert Spoon - Unable to identify marks
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Silver Dessert Spoon - Unable to identify marks

Hi Phillip, This looks similar to the mark shown in Jackson's for c.1996 with a dot between the J & K but with minor variations in the K. Given the oval shape of the King's head and Hibernia on your spoon, I'd date it to between 1821-1825 but strange there is no date mark or Crowned Harp. My 180...
by scorpio
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Dessert Spoon - Unable to identify marks
Replies: 8
Views: 1679

Re: Silver Dessert Spoon - Unable to identify marks

The maker's mark could be that of Joseph Kinselagh but I would like to see sharper close-up photos of the hallmarks. If the maker's mark is the JK of Joseph Kinselagh, it's unlikely this is by the referenced Cork silversmith, Joseph Kinselagh due to the existence of the hallmarks on the stem. Joseph...
by scorpio
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this spoon Kinsale ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Hi Robert,

The only other Irish 'W' I can trace is James Whitthorne, mid 18th century but it isn't his mark either. Refer Jackson's page 635.

Gordon
by scorpio
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this spoon Kinsale ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Is this spoon Kinsale ?

Hi Robert,

No, you are correct, that isn't Joseph & William Wall's mark. I'm unaware of any unrecorded marks for this family.

Gordon
by scorpio
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: 1752 Irish Spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: 1752 Irish Spoon?

I think it would be helpful if you could post sharper well lit images for your spoon ( as well as the entire spoon)on a plain background as per the other examples you posted.
by scorpio
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Possibly Irish silver???
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: Possibly Irish silver???

Hi Pope,

It has a lion passant mark so definitely not Irish. I'll leave it up to the experts on English silver to comment further.

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