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by silvermakersmarks
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London Hallmark Tea Set
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: London Hallmark Tea Set

This SS is, as AG2012 says, Stephen Smith, trading at this time as S Smith & Son (his son was also Stephen Smith), manufacturing silversmiths & electroplaters, at 35 King Street, Covent Garden, London. The firm, which dated back through various Smith dynasties to 1801, was acquired in 1886 b...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown Mark
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Unknown Mark

Hi and welcome to the Forum. The following should help you to post your images: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) or http://www.tinypic.com (copy the 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards') are recommended. Both sites allow your im...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Sterling Flower and Bead Bracelet - MR163925MEX
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Sterling Flower and Bead Bracelet - MR163925MEX

Hi and welcome to the forum. We cannot see your pictures while they are sitting on your own computer - you will need to upload them to an online photo host. https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) or http://www.tinypic.com (copy the 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards') are...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot

Good point, Trev. It would be interesting to see a picture of the whole teapot to get an idea of the suitability of the fit.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot

No, it was not a common thing to do. I agree that the replacement was probably to substitute wood for silver - had it been to repair damage the knop would have been unlikely to have needed to be touched. It's good to see that Headland did the right thing and had the new bits assayed...

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Fake hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Fake hallmarks?

Welcome to the forum, Avram. I agree with Steve that the hallmark looks OK - as far as it is possible to tell from a picture - and that the tarnish is not at all suspicious. As far as the maker's mark goes the GH looks very like the mark of George Hindmarsh and I would have had no hesitation in attr...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help Identifying brooch
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Help Identifying brooch

It looks like Edinburgh to me too. The sponsor's mark is fairly unusual as it it is in a circular punch shape and so MG would be the mark of Ortak Silvercraft of Kirkwall, Orkney. MG are the initials of Malcolm Gray, the principal of the company. Blowing the mark up I think I see the date letter N f...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Spoon - Manufacturer hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Spoon - Manufacturer hallmark

It's on my list but hasn't reached 925-1000's list of London makers.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Spoon - Manufacturer hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Spoon - Manufacturer hallmark

Hi and welcome to the forum.

This is the one of the marks of Thomas & William Chawner with a London hallmark including the date letter "P" for the assay year 1770/71.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Russian Pendant Modernist
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Russian Pendant Modernist

Hi and welcome to the Forum. The following should help you to post your images: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) or http://www.tinypic.com (copy the 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards') are recommended. Both sites allow your im...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Wallace Brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Wallace Brothers

Hi and welcome to the forum.

As you may have realised we prefer images to be embedded so that our contributors do not have to click on links. You can do this by pasting into your post the code supplied by photobucket as "IMG" next to each of your individual pictures.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown Neill mark?
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Unknown Neill mark?

We often see two marks like this on Dublin silver (and to a lesser extent on Edinburgh Silver). The answer seems to be that, in addition to the maker's mark, the retailer added his own mark. In this case Cummins is the maker and the spoon was sold in Neill's shop. Neill is probably James R Neill, a ...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker Identification Needed: WC
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Maker Identification Needed: WC

This WC is William Comyns and Sons. The "a" is the London date code for 1896.

The edit in your post was to remove mention of a topic forbidden by forum rules.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: unidentified maker's mark
Replies: 1
Views: 2238

Re: unidentified maker's mark

We may not be able to identify this as there are no comprehensive published references for 20th century Birmingham makers' marks. If there is no response you will have to contact the Birmingham Assay Office directly. Their web site (with a "contact" link) is https://theassayoffice.com/. Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Crown Plate.
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Crown Plate.

Hi and welcome to the Forum. The following should help you to post your images: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) or http://www.tinypic.com (copy the 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards') are recommended. Both sites allow your im...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hallmark vs. Provincial Town Mark???
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Hallmark vs. Provincial Town Mark???

I suspect that your previous post was deleted by one of my colleagues as the discussion of value in any form, specific or relative, contravenes forum rules.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need help w/ sterling marks on pitcher.
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Need help w/ sterling marks on pitcher.

Hi and welcome back to the forum Since you last posted we have started to ask that images be embedded in posts rather than as links which some members may be wary of clicking. To do this you need to enclose your image URLs in IMG tags rather than URL tags. You originally posted this under "Lond...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unidentified maker, London, 1810 - Masonic collar jewel
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

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: 1681

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: 235

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

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