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by Aguest
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help

Thanks Trevorg for the post concerning London silver which bears only a maker's mark, that is very helpful information indeed :::::
by Aguest
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Puzzling mark
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Puzzling mark

I would first have thought Belgium during that long period of time where marks were not compulsory and some Belgian silversmiths used diamond-shaped cartouches as makers' marks (See "Belgian Silver, Art Deco Period" for an article which demonstrates one example of this) ::: However, if you...
by Aguest
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Real or fake
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Real or fake

One question about the Kokoshnik on the Kirils inkwell example :: When you look at the Kokoshnik on the Kirils inkwell example, does it not appear that the "84" is raised up in high relief? And when you look at the examples from Goldstein, see how the Kokoshnik appears to be "sunken i...
by Aguest
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help

I posted images of a spoon by Bernhard Peter(s) on here, a German maker and only the maker's mark was struck, there is no town mark or other marks struck, so having examined this spoon in hand, I can't help but wonder if this spoon is by a German maker?
by Aguest
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Gilt trefid teaspoon, date & maker help

Is it a certainty that this is from London? Is the only hallmark the (hitherto unknown) maker's mark? I can't see any other hallmarks ::
by Aguest
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Tiffany Moore Sterling "Old Silver" hallmark?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Tiffany Moore Sterling "Old Silver" hallmark?

Does this mean there is a entire tea service with this design? I would love to see a teapot with this theme.
by Aguest
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silversmith 84 silver
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Silversmith 84 silver

:: I understand now, thank you for help with the sentence structure and also the references to the other objects ::
by Aguest
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorham 1904 Heavy Dome Cover Vented
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Gorham 1904 Heavy Dome Cover Vented

I think the purpose was not to keep the egg cold, rather the purpose was to vent the steam created by the egg-coddling process because otherwise the steam would build up inside the dome and create pressure which could cause your hand to scald when you removed the dome :::
by Aguest
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorham 1904 Heavy Dome Cover Vented
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Gorham 1904 Heavy Dome Cover Vented

:: Could this not be the dome top to an "egg coddler" and I know they exist because I have seen a Tiffany egg coddler in person, it had chicken feet :: Here is an example in silver plate, it seems as if sterling silver examples are rare, also I can't recall ever seeing a date-code-symbol o...
by Aguest
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Has anyone ever seen these hallmarks?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Has anyone ever seen these hallmarks?

Somehow it is 60 grams of silver used during the plating process, I have seen 90 on many pieces, and they are very shiny and often mistaken for sterling silver or "900" coin silver, so be careful out there :: Once you run electrical current through the solution the silver piece is immersed...
by Aguest
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Silversmith 84 silver
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Silversmith 84 silver

What exactly is this object? :: Is it some kind of "memorial plaque" created for a funeral? ::
What does the back of the object look like, could that help to figure out what it is? :::
by Aguest
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George IV Silver Gilt Bowl by Edward Farrell- Possibly from Duke of York Collection?
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: George IV Silver Gilt Bowl by Edward Farrell- Possibly from Duke of York Collection?

The Unicorn's Hoof is kicking a gold-gilt post, and next to that post there is an image of a crown on top of a shield with various images within the shield, that might be a clue to the identity of the royal-family person who commissioned the creation of the bowl ::: It seems obvious that this bowl i...
by Aguest
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Need help identifying a Duhme & Co pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Need help identifying a Duhme & Co pattern

The "scalloped ladle" appears to me to be "Lily by Whiting" (there should be a "RD 1902" hallmark on the bottom along with the Whiting lion hallmark and "STERLING" and there might be a "retailer mark" along the bottom of the handle which would indica...
by Aguest
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George IV Silver Gilt Bowl by Edward Farrell- Possibly from Duke of York Collection?
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: George IV Silver Gilt Bowl by Edward Farrell- Possibly from Duke of York Collection?

I can't quite see the entire family crest (coat-of-arms), but does this object bear the family crest for Prince Frederick, the Duke of York? :: I think there is a family crest (coat-of-arms) there with a crown overhead, but I can't see the entirety of it :: Maybe there is a technical term for a Roya...
by Aguest
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Whiting Mfg. Co. without trademark?
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: Whiting Mfg. Co. without trademark?

I am having a difficult time finding examples of Whiting Silver Plate Hallmarks ::: If you do get this piece tested as to silver content, would you let us know? Thanks, I'm just wondering what a piece of Whiting silver plate hallmarks would look like, and if this is an example of a piece of Whiting ...
by Aguest
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Need help identifying a Duhme & Co pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Need help identifying a Duhme & Co pattern

We don't really discuss value on here, it is just one of the guidelines of the forum, but as far as rarity goes, this pattern is not quite rare, but it is just slightly uncommon, it is also uncommon to find a complete set of 12, thanks for the nice pics of a nice set :::
by Aguest
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Silver Enamel Match Holder / Snuff Box
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Silver Enamel Match Holder / Snuff Box

The dimensions and the design might point towards a "Pandan Box" ::: These boxes were used to store "Pan," an edible leaf wrapped in lime paste and nuts and spices ::: These silver Pandan Boxes were made in the "Mugal Empire" and beyond Northern India :: I've been tryin...
by Aguest
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Looking for info on "The Empress" silver folding fruit knife
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: Looking for info on "The Empress" silver folding fruit knife

Sometimes you can identify specific figures in the medallions, sometimes mythological like Diana, I've seen Pan, and I've seen a Greek Soldier with the comb on top of the helmet, usually they fall into the general category of "Greek Revival" which was extremely popular 1880-1915, at which ...
by Aguest
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: French?
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: French?

Perhaps the monogram could narrow down a more specific time; I did think it was earlier than 1800, but having never seen a spoon like this before, I really couldn't say exactly why :: Great Spoon! ::
by Aguest
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: French?
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: French?

The overall form of the spoon is very similar to a few French spoons I have handled ::: So I see the French influence ::: The interesting thing is the drop on the spoon- where the handle meets the bowl- that is very pronounced and almost bulbous - when I look at the drop, I wonder about the age of t...

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