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by silvermakersmarks
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unidentified maker, London, 1810 - Masonic collar jewel
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Unidentified maker, London, 1810 - Masonic collar jewel

Hi Benjamin and welcome to the forum. We look forward to seeing any more of your relics which we may be able to help with. You will notice that your post has been moved from "London Hallmarks" to "Provincial and Colonial". This is because the mark is not a London hallmark and it ...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hallmark ID Help for a Serving Bowl with lid & ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Hallmark ID Help for a Serving Bowl with lid & ladle

Both spoon and bowl have the manufacturer's marks of Martin, Hall & Co of Sheffield but, as is normal with electroplate, there is no additional information to help with dating.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown Markings On Knife & Fork
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Unknown Markings On Knife & Fork

John Harrison & Co of Sheffield. They had several different marks so not too much of a surprise that the marks, even for items in the same set, are different.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unknown Blossoms On Brooch
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Unknown Blossoms On Brooch

I think that these are more likely to be lilies. In the language of flowers the lily has connotations of purity, virginity and devotion - just the thing to give your lady love, with a subtle hidden meaning!

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified makers mark I.D over T.N
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Unidentified makers mark I.D over T.N

Just noticed that the registration was almost exactly 200 years ago - out by only one day!
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified makers mark I.D over T.N
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Unidentified makers mark I.D over T.N

This is the mark of James Davies & Thomas Northwood who registered this mark 10 Sep 1818 as goldworkers.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Help needed to identify maker of silver folding fruit knife
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Help needed to identify maker of silver folding fruit knife

The mark may be CB for William Beatson & Son of Sheffield. They registered a CB mark with slightly rounded ends in 1881. To confirm this it would be useful to have a close-up picture of the mark. What you see as "four underscores" is just an artefact of the punch being struck twice, th...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: silver spoon no date letter
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: silver spoon no date letter

That's how we used to write an upper case Q "in the olden days".

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Irish Makers w/ Non-Irish Assay Marks?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Irish Makers w/ Non-Irish Assay Marks?

If you think of the maker's mark as a sponsor's mark perhaps some possible answers might pop up. For example Sharman D Neill may have commissioned silver from a Birmingham manufacturer who had it assayed at Sheffield using Neill's mark. Looking at Ridgway & Priestley's book on Chester silver I s...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: i’ve bucket think it’s sheffield?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: i’ve bucket think it’s sheffield?

The lion passant only means it's silver if applied by an English assay office. There is nothing to prevent anybody from anywhere else in the world from using a lion passant mark to deceive the unwary.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: i’ve bucket think it’s sheffield?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: i’ve bucket think it’s sheffield?

Definitely not Sheffield silver as the marks are all wrong, and it's therefore probably not even silver as there are no fineness marks.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: three spoons unknown age or assay location? please help
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: three spoons unknown age or assay location? please help

In the case of your Exeter spoon it's a combination of the shape of the lion passant punch, the precise shape of the letter "p" and the maker's mark.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: three spoons unknown age or assay location? please help
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: three spoons unknown age or assay location? please help

In the order in which you have posted pictures of the hallmarks: London 1798, maker indistinct but probably Peter & Ann Bateman (PB over AB). London 1815 by William Bateman I. The form of the duty mark shows that it was assayed between 1 Sep 1815 and 28 May 1816. Exeter 1811 by John Legg. In fut...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: help identifying markings
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: help identifying markings

Hi and welcome to the forum. The hallmark shows that your plate was assayed in London during the assay year 1770/71 and was made by the partnership of John Parker & Edward Wakelin. The armorial in your first picture is that of the owner, whose name you may well be able to discover with a little ...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: caddy spoon unknow hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: caddy spoon unknow hallmarks

It looks like JMT to me too, so Edinburgh 1900 and John Maitland Talbot.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Please help identify maker - Pin Cushion
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Please help identify maker - Pin Cushion

Welcome to the forum. You are correct in thinking that the hallmark is Chester 1909, but without a maker's mark I fear that we will be unable to say for sure who actually made the pincushion. At that time most of the silver passing through the Chester Assay Office was made by Birmingham silversmiths...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Hammered Silver, with "gold" band ring - Leaf Stamp?
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Hammered Silver, with "gold" band ring - Leaf Stamp?

Still not quite right; I suspect that you may now be able to see your images, but we still cannot as I think your images are in some way private. You need to use a public photo hosting site for your images. https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) or http://www.tinypic.com (copy t...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help identifying this fork
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Help identifying this fork

WC is William Chawner and the hallmark is for London, 1832/33. See also http://www.925-1000.com/dlLondon15.html#M and viewtopic.php?f=74&t=29371

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Can you identify this please.
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: Can you identify this please.

Hi and welcome to the forum. It is very likely that Martin, Hall & Co made inkwells; indeed you have presented us with the proof that they did. They were a large firm of manufacturing silversmiths and probably made examples of pretty near everything which could be made of silver. I suspect that ...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Chinese Silver Bowl Help ID maker please
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Chinese Silver Bowl Help ID maker please

Hi and welcome to the forum

Your images are not showing. You must have a valid image name between the IMG tags and you should use the "Preview" button to check that they show up.

Phil

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