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by silvermakersmarks
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: So I know this is a John Hart design brooch just can't identify hallmarks accurately
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: So I know this is a John Hart design brooch just can't identify hallmarks accurately

Hi and welcome to the forum

This is a Glasgow hallmark with the date letter m for 1959. The components are the Glasgow town mark, lion rampant, thistle and date letter:

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Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Compass pendant date
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Compass pendant date

I suggest it's more likely to be "w" for 1896:

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Unfortunately the maker's mark is too obscured for a definite identification.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard

A very similar mug came up for identification a few years ago on a (now defunct) site to which I contributed. I identified the marks at that time as pewter marks of Townsend & Compton: http://www.silver-collector.com/topic4020.html I am unable to replicate the "quick Google" which I me...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard

The lion rampant and date letter(?) bear a passing resemblance to a Glasgow 1853 hallmark but without the duty mark and town mark: http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dates/Glasgow/1853.jpg Leaving aside the unlikelihood of a partial hallmark being passed I note that the lion rampant is not correct (...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Sheffield Hallmark - "S&Co."
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Sheffield Hallmark - "S&Co."

Hi and welcome to the forum. S&Co is Spurrier & Co. They were a Birmingham company, but as Sheffield was the centre of the cutlery (knife making) trade, it was no doubt more efficient for them to use the Sheffield Assay Office for this sort of ware and they first registered a mark at Sheffie...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Charles Thomas Fox and George Fox serving info
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Charles Thomas Fox and George Fox serving info

I don't know how you might find out any more about the design but, just a thought, I wonder if it might be something from Greek mythology. At least a date of 1858 fits with the possibility of it being in the family during the Civil War.
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Charles Thomas Fox and George Fox serving info
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Charles Thomas Fox and George Fox serving info

The date letter is the lower case "c" for 1858. Charles Thomas Fox retired from the partnership in 1860 and George Fox registered a mark on his own in 1861, replacing this CTF over GF mark. The components of the hallmark from the top in your last picture are the uncrowned leopard's head fo...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with Maker's mark and function?
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Help with Maker's mark and function?

It's almost certainly EB over JB for Edward & John Barnard (trading as Edward Barnard & Sons): http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London/EBJB-EdwardAndJohnBarnard-1.jpg As for its use I would suggest it's some sort of table centre piece for whatever you might want to decorate your for...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: unknown hallmark
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: unknown hallmark

I think it's Albert pattern.
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: sampson mordan?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: sampson mordan?

I think that Steve has got it exactly right with William Schofield.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: unknown hallmark
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: unknown hallmark

Probably Elizabeth Eaton.

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Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: 1801 London JS Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 237

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: 317

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: 317

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: 324

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: 317

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: 342

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: 229

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: 207

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: 229

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...

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