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by WesternPA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Need help with what looks like 1700s American Coin Silver spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 3584

Re: Need help with what looks like 1700s American Coin Silver spoon

Likely Philadelphia, either John McMullin or John Murdock.
by WesternPA
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Maker ID Please Coin Silver ladle L. C*****
Replies: 8
Views: 7506

Re: Maker ID Please Coin Silver ladle L. C*****

Mark is for Louis Couvertie, working in New Orleans circa 1822-42. V/r, WesternPA
by WesternPA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 3702

Re: One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery

Thanks for looking - much appreciated!
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 3702

One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery

Hi, This is a more recent find - again, I may just not have the right books, but it is a challenging one. It has a monogram that I typically see on pieces in the 1810-25 range. This piece is fairly sturdy; it is about 4 3/16 inches in length, and about 13g. I've not seen a similar style of mark befo...
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon Marked GR with Right-Facing Lions Flanking
Replies: 1
Views: 3021

Teaspoon Marked GR with Right-Facing Lions Flanking

Hi, This is another mystery piece, but one that I've had for fifteen years or more, and have not been able to solve. Hoping some of the advanced British Empire collectors might have seen this mark before! Regards, WesternPA https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810
Replies: 2
Views: 2698

Re: Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810

This is the one that should be ok to keep as the photos seem to be working.
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810
Replies: 2
Views: 2698

Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810

Hi, Thought I'd post pictures of a recent "unknown" find - a teaspoon measuring about 5 3/8" and weighing about 14 g, marked what appears to be GS flanked by three balls on each side, and possibly overstriking another mark, possibly not. This piece has a potential English colonial fee...
by WesternPA
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: JO mark on silver salt spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 5750

Re: JO mark on silver salt spoon

Might be worth posting this thread to the British colonial area; it has that feel.
by WesternPA
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Unidentified Maker's Mark "W"
Replies: 4
Views: 5991

Re: Unidentified Maker's Mark "W"

This is an American spoon, circa 1790-1815, and probably mid- or Western Pennsylvania based upon the drop and the monogram. It could also be Eastern Ohio or a few other places.
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?
Replies: 4
Views: 5772

Re: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?

Never mind about this one - as it turns out, the marks are meant to be for Philip Syng of Philadelphia, though I have my doubts!
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: .......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon
Replies: 3
Views: 3117

Re: .......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon

Thomas J. Brown
Baltimore, MD 1842-1884
Worked under the name of Thomas J. Brown & Son 1872-1884.
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?
Replies: 4
Views: 5772

Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?

Hi, Another mystery piece here - I thought perhaps a West Country maker, but really have no idea, and probably lack the proper books. The orientation of the scoops seems unusual to me, as does the size (just under seven inches in length, and about 34 grams), but I don't see a lot of these. Would app...
by WesternPA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Georgian or Victorian Fiddle Ladle w/Unusual Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Re: Georgian or Victorian Fiddle Ladle w/Unusual Marks

Thanks! Another mystery that perhaps will not be solved (sigh).
by WesternPA
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Georgian or Victorian Fiddle Ladle w/Unusual Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Georgian or Victorian Fiddle Ladle w/Unusual Marks

Hi, This one has me stumped; it has unusual marks but appears to be solid silver, circa 1800-50, and seems too light at 7" and 49 grams to be CES or Caribbean. Hoping someone has come across similar marks before! Thanks, WesternPA https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/...
by WesternPA
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Mark On Coin Silver Shell Spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 8737

Re: Unknown Mark On Coin Silver Shell Spoon

Probably a manufacturer's mark.
by WesternPA
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Mark On Coin Silver Shell Spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 8737

Re: Unknown Mark On Coin Silver Shell Spoon

This is a mark that seems to appear on a lot of pieces with retailers in the area around Detroit and as far East as Erie. Still looking into identifying it.
by WesternPA
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: John B. M'Fadden (McFadden) Maker???
Replies: 3
Views: 3300

Re: John B. M'Fadden (McFadden) Maker???

Early silver made by McFadden or directly in his workshop is marked I.B.McFADDEN in a large scalloped punch. It is distinctive and resembles Washington County silver more than Allegheny County silver, though it could have been made partly in Pittsburgh. McFadden used at least seven or eight marks ov...
by WesternPA
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Brit Sterling? American Coin? Continental? Star Maker Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 6356

Re: Brit Sterling? American Coin? Continental? Star Maker Mark

The shape of the bowl sure looks continental, perhaps German states circa 1820-50.

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