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by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: 1801 London JS Mark
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: 1801 London JS Mark

Probably Josiah Snatt, who seems to have made a speciality of caddy spoons.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown makers mark on arts and crafts ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Unknown makers mark on arts and crafts ladle

From genealogical records it appears that she was Winifred Furness Maxfield, born 1902, married Eric S Aumonier in 1930. They had one child, Freda J Aumonier in 1933 (from which I deduce that she preferred "Freda" to "Winifred").
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown makers mark on arts and crafts ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Unknown makers mark on arts and crafts ladle

Thanks for updating your post with this very useful information.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Another Mercy Ashworth mark
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Another Mercy Ashworth mark

For the period of Mercy Ashworth's working life that form of the duty mark was in use from 1792 to 1797.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown makers mark on arts and crafts ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Unknown makers mark on arts and crafts ladle

There are no comprehensive records of London sponsors' marks covering most of the 20th century. Your best chance of finding the maker is to contact the London Assay Office at Goldsmiths Hall directly.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: What is the vendor of this Sheffield Knife
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: What is the vendor of this Sheffield Knife

That looks like the mark of Isaac Ellis & Sons (IE over &S) of Primus Works, Bridge Street, Sheffield who registered this mark in 1897. The hallmark, as I'm sure you know, is Sheffield, 1902. The blade would have also been hallmarked had it been silver.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Sauce boats 1902
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Sauce boats 1902

That would have been my web site you were looking at so my reservations about the maker's identity still apply.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver colour swing handle basket with glass liner
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Silver colour swing handle basket with glass liner

The lack of a British silver hallmark implies that the frame is electroplated, not solid silver.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Sauce boats 1902
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Sauce boats 1902

I have attributed this mark to " Joseph Hawkins (probably) " in the hope that somebody will either provide a better name or confirm my guess. My feeling is that Joseph Hawkins may be wrong as he was described as a "chain and locket maker" at 59 Albion Street, Birmingham when he r...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Scottish Silver hallmark ?
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Scottish Silver hallmark ?

It doesn't look like an Edinburgh date letter to me (wrong punch shape for one thing) - not sure what it is though. It does look as if there may be further marks along the stem. Perhaps a light cleaning would reveal them better (if indeed they really are marks and not simply blemishes).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Unable to identify mark
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Unable to identify mark

I have deleted your stand-alone post with only pictures and a request which transgresses forum rules (please re-read them).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?

Upon checking my sources I realise that I confused George Ferris I and his son, George Ferris II, when quoting date ranges. Ferris senior's dates (from Jackson) are 1800 until his death in 1840; Miles Harrison in his book Exeter and West Country Silver 1700-1900 quotes 1800 to 1832 for mention of Fe...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Edinburgh Spoons
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Edinburgh Spoons

Hi and welcome to the forum. Francis Howden was an active and prolific Edinburgh silversmith. The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh has this brief biography on its web site: "HOWDEN, Francis, Edinburgh, 1781-1848. Son of John Howden, farmer in Hermiston, born 1758. Apprentice...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 29, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Thanks, Ben.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 29, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

The only book covering Sheffield exclusively of which I am aware is "The Sheffield Assay Office Register" by B.W.Watson, published by Wm Townsend & Sons, Sheffield, 1911. This has pretty good coverage - although obviously not beyond 1911. Unfortunately it doesn't show your W&Co mar...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London maker on Indian style bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: London maker on Indian style bowl?

This is a genuine London hallmark for 1860 with the maker's mark of George Fox. The decoration is not atypical of the florid style in fashion in the mid-Victorian period.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 21, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Help With Demitasse Spoon Maker
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Help With Demitasse Spoon Maker

Hi and welcome to the forum. Yes this is the mark of George Wish. He converted his business to George Wish & Co Ltd in 1914.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 21, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: unidentifiable Markings FCR
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: still trying to ID marks FCR

F means Foreign under some circumstances, but almost certainly not here where it appears to be part of the manufacturer's initials. Unfortunately there are a lot of undocumented electroplaters and this is currently one of them so identification will not be a simple matter and may have to wait until ...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Ladle
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Ladle

I agree with Martin.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Basket Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Basket Identification

RM is Richard Meach.

Phil

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