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by silvermakersmarks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Wallace Brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 28

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: 164

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: 218

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: 728

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: 410

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: 4
Views: 164

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: 488

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: 1629

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: 1218

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: 173

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: 2638

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: 362

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: 362

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: 535

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: 904

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: 396

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: 806

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: 806

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: 560

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: 560

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...

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