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by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

Deceased 13 August 1797 is another more precise documentation, so this spoon form occurs much earlier than I would have thought.....
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

In “Maryland silversmiths 1715-1830” the authors Pleasant & Sill have him listed as “Jonathan Davenport” and they state that nothing certain is known as to Davenport’s silver or his mark. It shows an I pellet D hallmark that is similar but the attribution is tentative.
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

Apparently the John Davenport which Louise Conway Belden attributes this hallmark to worked in Baltimore and Philadelphia 1789-1796 and listed deceased 1801 so hopefully this clears up the confusion
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

John Davenport is what I just found in a reference book with a hallmark extremely similar to this spoon and the dates of his working life seem more consistent with an early 19th century form
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

I am guessing this is the son of John David also named John David who worked at his fathers shop until 1811 although I don’t have a precise match for the hallmark
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

What is that addendum about John David working in his father’s shop in philladelphia until 1811? That seems to be more likely based on the form. Is that the original John David or did John David have a son?
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

I just have not seen this form of spoon so early :: if it is 1790 then I would not expect to see such a flared handle and the two tiny points behind the bowl. ::: Maybe the silversmith was ahead of his time? I have read of a couple of unidentified I D hallmarks, but perhaps it is the Philadelphia 17...
by Aguest
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

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by Aguest
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Jonathan Danforth?

Is this the Jonathan Danforth who died December 1820 and lived in Middletown Connecticut?

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by Aguest
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Need help dating these coin silver items...
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Need help dating these coin silver items...

These might be Kutch Indian Silver from India. This region was known for imitating English styles. The finial and the handles seem imitative of certain English teapot makers such as Charles Fox. Check out a few articles on Kutch silver and see what you think, its a good place to start anyway.....
by Aguest
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

I just wanted to comment that the level of precision of the piercings is really spectacular, especially in the center of the bowl, thank you for posting :::
by Aguest
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!

Tiny Chain Hallmark: The letter delta underneath the neck of the woman's head with the number "84" above did remind me of the Russian Import Mark of 1908-1917, but I know enough to know that I am out of my league here, there was a purse submitted by another member here which did have a &qu...
by Aguest
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Storybook Scoop Spoons 900 Coffee Bean
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Storybook Scoop Spoons 900 Coffee Bean

I've found the coffee-bean-handle spoon with authentic Brazilian hallmarks and my coffee-bean-handle spoons were brought to the USA by a family who lived in Brazil for many years before emigrating to the USA ::: I think the examples of Brazilian hallmarks were from a hand-drawn page in Tardy's World...
by Aguest
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Unusual mark

The reason I didn't think it was a bigorne is because it seems to lack the extremely fine details I have noticed on other bigorne hallmarks :::: However, seeing as how these are the smallest bigorne hallmarks I have ever seen, perhaps there just wasn't room enough to provide the fine details (for in...
by Aguest
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Unusual mark

I see the fine detail now, I should have magnified, of course it is bigorne and the box is in very good condition as well :
by Aguest
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: I.Mc Sugar Tongs
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: I.Mc Sugar Tongs

The form reminds me of James Erskine of Aberdeen :: I checked Aberdeen silversmiths and there is a "James McDonald" but I can't find an example of his hallmark for comparison :::
by Aguest
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Silver teapot
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Re: Silver teapot

Is this another teapot where "Greece or Cyprus are possible provenance?" ::
by Aguest
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Good things to research would be "Hand Hammered Arts & Crafts Spoon" and "The Merrill Shops Hand Hammered" and you can also try "Galt & Bro Hand Hammered Silver" because I noticed a few silver dealers believed they had "Galt & Bro" when in actualit...
by Aguest
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: diamond & ruby ring
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: diamond & ruby ring

It may refer to Platinum now that I think about it, it could be "Platinum Inlaid" if there is just a thin coating of platinum over gold, there is a silver company that used the term "Inlaid Silver" and "Silver Inlaid" when they use just a thin coating of silver over bas...
by Aguest
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: diamond & ruby ring
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: diamond & ruby ring

The "Pl" that follows the "18k" might stand for the word "Plumb" : "So What about the Plumb? Plumb means “TRUE”. It comes from the French Word “Plum” or “Plombe“, and can also mean “Completely“, “Weight“, or even “Exact“. So now the Real Meaning of Plumb becomes cl...

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