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by scorpio
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Dessert Spoon - Unable to identify marks
Replies: 6
Views: 193

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: 472

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: 472

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: 405

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: 616

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.
by scorpio
Fri May 05, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Chamber Candlestick
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Chamber Candlestick

Yes, it does look like John Hamilton's mark but like Trev, the lack of a pellet puzzles me. However, I inverted the image and have highlighted where I think the pellet is. I'm still not certain though. http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/centauri1/Irish%20Silver/Irish%20Silver%202/candlestick_i...
by scorpio
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Celtic point teaspoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Re: Celtic point teaspoon.

This isn't the maker's mark shown in Bennett's book which is IN in a rectangular reserve with clipped corners. The corners on the spoon's reserve are sharp, similar to the mark for John Nicholson II in the Irish Provincial section on this website, which Trev gave you the link to, except for the rath...
by scorpio
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Irish spoon stamped "Sterling"
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Irish spoon stamped "Sterling"

Silver was stamped STERLING (with some variants of this) in Cork, Limerick and Kinsale from circa 1710 and common from 1715, along with the maker's mark, although you can find silver with just STERLING and no maker's mark or vice versa. Ireland however was not the only country to stamp STERLING so o...
by scorpio
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Irish spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Irish spoon

As I time on my hands yesterday, I compiled a montage of number of marks used throughout the second half of the 19th century, all of which have been attributed by a dealer, auction house or other seller to John Smyth. http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/centauri1/Irish%20Silver/Research%20on%20...
by scorpio
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Irish spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Irish spoon

Further to my previous note, I’m going to get more particular as to how I type the maker’s mark as we need to differentiate between J•S, used by the original John Smyth (Smith), who died in 1855 and the second John Smyth (let’s call him John Smyth Jnr.), who used J.S. On your spoon, the letters seem...
by scorpio
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Irish spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Irish spoon

Further to my previous note, I’m going to get more particular as to how I type the maker’s mark as we need to differentiate between J•S, used by the original John Smyth (Smith), who died in 1855 and the second John Smyth (let’s call him John Smyth Jnr.), who used J.S. On your spoon, the letters seem...
by scorpio
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Irish spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Irish spoon

Hi Diane, Yes, it's a Dublin silver spoon fully hallmarked for 1867 but as to who the silversmith is, I don't know either. At first I though maybe John Smyth but he died in 1855. Another silversmith, also John Smyth and possibly his son, worked after him and used a similar J.S mark. Neither of their...
by scorpio
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: Cork John Warner IW

My post should have read "One would expect a late 18th century Georgian silver goblet to be larger, perhaps c.15cm tall and c.9cm across at the top." (NOT late 17th century)
by scorpio
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: Cork John Warner IW

I just saw 'goblet' in your original post and '10cm tall'' went right past me!

Your retired silversmith could be right. One would expect a late 17th century Georgian silver goblet to be larger, perhaps c.15cm tall and c.9cm across at the top.
by scorpio
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: Cork John Warner IW

Neither Douglas Bennett nor the authors of Cork Silver and Gold show this IW mark without pellet although Bennett does portray an IW mark without pellet in a serrated reserve. Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks shows an IW mark without pellet in a plain rectangular reserve, seen on a communion cup c179...
by scorpio
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Small Irish Georgian Silver Box
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Small Irish Georgian Silver Box

Many thanks Peter! I believe you are absolutely correct. I just looked up some silver loderein boxes online and the similarity is unmistakeable to those little Dutch boxes. I've never seen or even heard of an Irish made 'loderein' box like this before. It's so different from the usual Dublin silver ...
by scorpio
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Small Irish Georgian Silver Box
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Small Irish Georgian Silver Box

I've never come across an Irish Georgian silver box like this before so I think it may be quite rare. I am hoping to get some help as to its purpose. Although sold to me as a snuff box, maker's mark possibly HH, it was clearly impracticable for this use due to its shape and size, the diameter at the...
by scorpio
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Irish provincial maker?
Replies: 21
Views: 6760

Re: Irish provincial maker?

I completely missed the June posts on this thread until now.

The fiddle pattern arrived in Ireland circa 1800 so at least the salt shovels would seem to eliminate John Irish (1748-1780) from being the mystery maker with initials IRH. As to who IRH is however, I'm no wiser.
by scorpio
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: Cork John Warner IW

Yes, looks like one of John Warner's marks. Here is a similar one from a marrow spoon made by him.

Image
by scorpio
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: I know it's a dish ring but.....?
Replies: 8
Views: 2652

Re: I know it's a dish ring but.....?

Seems wild boar became extinct in Ireland in the 12th century so seems odd to have a hunting dog and a wild boar on an Irish dish ring (wild boar became extinct in England a century after Ireland but were reintroduced before becoming extinct again in the 17th century). Irish rococo dish rings had sc...

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