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by silvermakersmarks
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Frances Federer age of button
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Frances Federer age of button

This is a London hallmark with the date letter o for 2013. What is your source for the attribution to Frances Federer?

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 1783/1788(?) candlesticks
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: 1783/1788(?) candlesticks

Hi and welcome to the forum. The marks on your candlesticks are manufacturer's marks, not hallmarks. WB are the initials of William Briggs, a Sheffield manufacturer, and the candlesticks are silver plated, not solid silver. I cannot say whether they are electroplated (a process in which a thin layer...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Identify star mark on Fish Knives
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Identify star mark on Fish Knives

Hi and welcome to the Forum. The following should help you: 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 images to be resized d...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Silver Beaker, Real or Fake?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Georgian Silver Beaker, Real or Fake?

This certainly looks like a genuine hallmark and I agree with Aguest that the D is probably a journeyman's mark; it is certainly not a date letter. However I am a little uneasy at the lack of both a date letter and a maker's mark. In addition (although I am probably nit-picking) the lion passant loo...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker and Hall Photo Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Walker and Hall Photo Frame

That particular form of W&H's mark was actually in use until at least 1980 on sterling items, but we have no way of knowing how long it might have been in use on electroplated wares. The style of the frame suggests to me a date in the latter part of the 20th century (1960s onwards).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Id for pocketwatch hallmark please
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Id for pocketwatch hallmark please

The case was made by the Dennison Watch Case Company, a Birmingham company founded by Aaron Lufkin Dennison. It was assayed in Birmingham in 1926/27. It was not uncommon for the pendant to be made separately and bought in by the case maker.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Id for pocketwatch hallmark please
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Id for pocketwatch hallmark please

Yes, they will be inside the cover.
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Id for pocketwatch hallmark please
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Id for pocketwatch hallmark please

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The style of the lion passant and date letter indicate that the pendant was assayed in Birmingham during the 1925/26 assay year. I do not think that the mark on the left of your picture is a maker's mark. Are there matching marks on the case?

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Spoon Maker T&W with F*H at base.
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Spoon Maker T&W with F*H at base.

From observation of Dublin marks the cut corner rectangle was actually in use from 1794 and the duty mark was introduced during the 1807/08 assay year, giving a slightly wider window. However T&W's working dates were, according to Bennett, the authority on Dublin silver, 1802-1824, so we can ass...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Hallmark ID Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Hallmark ID Please Help

I suggest that it's probably a butter dish (and the bull is therefore a cow!) and may originally have had a glass liner.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Hallmark ID Please Help
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Hallmark ID Please Help

As you have not embedded your picture as requested I have done it for you. It would also have been interesting for us, and potentially useful for identification, if you had included an image of the whole pot. http://i64.tinypic.com/2d13j4m.jpg You have probably already worked out that the hallmark d...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Spoon Maker T&W with F*H at base.
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Spoon Maker T&W with F*H at base.

T&W is Tudor & Whitford of Dublin. This mark was registered by Richard Whitford who became free of the Dublin Goldsmiths Company in 1802 and died in 1824.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Newcastle Duty Mark Mystery
Replies: 25
Views: 17496

Re: Newcastle Duty Mark Mystery

Yes, the duplication of upper case letters does make life difficult, but if they are combined with an approximate period derived from the makers' marks it becomes possible to assign most of the hallmarks to the correct date - not something which those responsible for all of the items I looked at had...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Newcastle Duty Mark Mystery
Replies: 25
Views: 17496

Re: Newcastle Duty Mark Mystery

It would appear that Jackson's illustrations of lobed duty marks during the period 1804 - 1820 are spurious as I have been unable to find any actual examples; at least 10 of those 17 years show duty marks in a full oval. So the appearance of a lobed duty mark looks as if it is a good indication of d...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Newcastle Duty Mark Mystery
Replies: 25
Views: 17496

Re: Newcastle Duty Mark Mystery

Jackson shows only the 2 years 1798/99 and 1799/1800 with lobed duty marks, corresponding to date letters H and I. Lobed duty marks then reappear from 1804/05 until 1820/21.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Is this christofle zilver or silverplated
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Is this christofle zilver or silverplated

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements and: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199 We like tinypic.com as a photo host. Embedded images get a far greater res...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mystery monogram
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Mystery monogram

This is an English (London) spoon, made by Chawner & Co and assayed during the assay year 1865/66. The pattern appears to be King's Pattern (although I am not an expert in patterns) which originated in the early 19th century. The initials look like BCL, or perhaps BGL. Somebody else may be able ...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Searle and son Plymouth?
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Searle and son Plymouth?

Yes, Fenton Brothers Ltd, with the date letter "e" for the assay year 1897/98.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Searle and son Plymouth?
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Searle and son Plymouth?

Although this appears to be a genuine Sheffield hallmark, as Trev says, a clearer image is required for a proper identification. Searle & Son of Plymouth are the retailers of this piece and probably have no connection to Searle & Co Ltd of London. The makers will be identified from the mark ...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: please help identify strange silver marks on necklace
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: please help identify strange silver marks on necklace

Hi and welcome to the forum. We prefer that images be embedded in posts as some people are understandably wary about clicking on links. I have taken the liberty of embedding your pictures here in my reply: http://i63.tinypic.com/14jnakk.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/2myzo3.jpg Your necklace is Irish as...

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