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by scorpio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork silver - John Whitney
Replies: 6
Views: 425

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: 425

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: 425

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: 3114

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: 3114

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: 2181

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: 1516

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: 1516

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: 1516

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: 1516

Re: Is this Carden Terry from cork

Hi Brian,

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

Image

The handle is reeded; see image below:

Image

Gordon
by scorpio
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Is this Carden Terry from cork
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

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: 1309

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: 1309

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: 1116

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: 1116

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: 1058

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: 1330

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: 1257

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: 2082

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: 1374

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...

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