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by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS

Hello, I just go hold of a small, possible, hors d’oeuvres fork made in EPNS material. It is less than 9 centimeters long and no doubt was an Australia “souvenir” item as its finial carries an embossed image of the island of Tasmania. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48891340083_4c4e2b79de_z.jpg ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Zeewo mark, Zee Wo Goblet?
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Zeewo mark, Zee Wo Goblet?

Hello, it seems I have to ask question on a section of the Forum I have not tried before. A few weekends ago I was picking around on one of the bric a brac stalls at my local market and I came across the mini “goblet” pictured below. I turned it over to look at its base fully expecting to read “EPNS...
by Essexboy Fisher
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Possibly silver plated compote.
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Hello, I was recently turning over a few items at a small auction and managed to snap a photo of another set of “Topazio” marks. Additionally I have incorporated “Paulh’s” compote mark in an image with my mark for a comparison. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48865235773_7080fc1a5c_b.jpg https:/...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri May 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 4782

Re: Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?

Thank you Blakstone for your full reply. My slow response was the result of trying to get some crisper photos of the marks. That which I have failed to do yet.
Fishless
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Makers Mark ID on Ladle
Replies: 7
Views: 5759

Re: Makers Mark ID on Ladle

Hello, I hope this set of spoon marks I noted might be the "Daddy" and a useful addition to this post.

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I think the year is 1860 but the City letter is unclear.
Fishless
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 4782

Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?

Hello back to France. I just bought this very small spoon that I assume is a condiment spoon. If English, I would have called it a salt spoon but I am hoping for the forum to tell me a lot more about French hallmarking with this mini item. It is 9 centimetres long and the 5 hallmarks it carries is d...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3751

Re: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?

Thank you Trev for filling in with more information. While I was doing the research I wondered about this tranformation of watchmakers and jewellers into opticians. Was it that the the formers metal skills were already being used to repair and make specticle frames, meaning testing eyes was the obvi...
by Essexboy Fisher
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: British Additional Marks
Replies: 46
Views: 29418

Re: British Additional Marks

J.Birdsall Skipton (Part 2). I recently came across a hallmarked silver spoon with an interesting marking relating to a likely retailer. http://i63.tinypic.com/b8mtf6.jpg The set of hallmarks indicate this spoon was made in Sheffield by “John Round & Son Ltd”. “silvermakersmarks.co.uk” further t...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3751

Re: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?

Follow on. Hello again, I had to join the Library to glean some of the information I believe I was missing. I found on the 1891 census that Samuel Birdsall was married with a 7 year old son “James Ernest Birdsall”. In 1901 James was still at the same home address as his father and although difficult...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: “M” in Australia Sterling silver mark
Replies: 1
Views: 2468

“M” in Australia Sterling silver mark

I was just lucky enough to buy a decorative possibly “Arts & Crafts” teaspoon.The spoons finial has a small piece of “opal” in the representation of a flowering plant. I am not a botanist but I am guessing it could be a “bottlebrush” plant. I was encouraged to buy the spoon because I was intrigu...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Copper Spoon hallmark help
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: Copper Spoon hallmark help

Hello, I have thoughts I would like to add to what Impulse and AG2012 have said. Although Impulse’s pictures have gone now, my thinking about the “crab” mark on Impulse’s and other similarly marked spoons, is that a “crab shape” was the obvious shape to mimic the “lion passant“ mark that is on Engli...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Tongs - B&A mark
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Re: Tongs - B&A mark

Hello, "Broadhead and Atkin" have been known to use a "B&A" mark but most illustrated marks are associated with "S" pressumably for Sheffield where their "Works" was. They made plenty of holloware and the full name of the company was regularly present. For...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Can anybody identify these hallmarks?
Replies: 3
Views: 6178

Re: Can anybody identify these hallmarks?

Hello, I managed to "blow" the marks the marks up a little bit and interesting they look. But obviously not hallmarks as there is no silver guarantee mark. I think we are looking for a "JS" plate manufactuter. There is a "Cog/Star" mark, possibly a elongated "crown...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Spoons
Replies: 10
Views: 8973

Re: Spoons

2 – 0 to me so far. And both of you are mind readers. Well Traintime, thought transfer across the Atlantic. Is there money in it? I too had thought that the “slimmed” trademark might have been part of the “careless talk costs lives” program. However that only came to me as I walked to get my newspap...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Spoons
Replies: 10
Views: 8973

Re: Spoons

Hello, I came across this old post when doing some research into companies who make War Department cutlery. The presence of a “broad arrow” mark identifies this cutlery just as same mark identifies most other British Army equipment. The cutlery also almost always carries the year of manufacture/requ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: English Tea Set Hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 4494

Re: English Tea Set Hallmark

Hello I think I have some images (and an idea) to go with this post. First we have some other examples of the cannon associated with the electroplating company of Abram Brooksbank & Co. http://i64.tinypic.com/1zd0kzt.jpg The label is on the box that contained some forks carrying the shown set of...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: P R Horsehead 90...Is it German or Dutch?
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: P R Horsehead 90...Is it German or Dutch?

Hello, Jennifer_sita, I hope you are still looking to see if you have been replied to. This is an occasion when I do not need to answer my own post about a Dutch silverplate mark with the “horse’s head” image. It was in 2013 and 2014 that I posted similar images to jennifer_sita’s without response. ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3751

J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?

Hello, this post is a bit like an auction mixed lot and I was not sure about where to post it. Sorry you got the short straw. It was to be a post concerning a jeweller based in the North of England with the name “J.Birdsall”. His jeweller’s shop was in the market town of Skipton in North West Yorksh...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Early 19th Century spoon with “balloon” mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Early 19th Century spoon with “balloon” mark

Thank you Theoderich for your quick up date on the maker of my spoon. I had a quick look on the internet with the name. I found nothing different on line to give a more precise date for my spoon. It is obvious that "G.A.Scheel" was working at some period while “Georg Friedrich Persch” was ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: I think this is German - Marked 12
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: I think this is German - Marked 12

Hello, I see that Theoderich has not made any suggestions as to the maker of this spoon. Do we assume that the second mark is not a maker's mark? My first careful look at the second mark was that it looked like a Roman numeral "XII", and could be just number 12 again. Sorry to ask but I ha...

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