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by SteveDWollongong
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: MH 800 on base of candelabra
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: MH 800 on base of candelabra

Your description of the candelabra with flower shaped sconces plus the form of the hallmarks makes me think Yogya silver of Indonesia but a photo of the whole candelabra is really required so we have an idea of where to start.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help identifying marks Magnifying Glass / Letter Opener
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Help identifying marks Magnifying Glass / Letter Opener

Hi Andygri, The marks are Italian and this type of mark was introduced in 1968 which means your set isn't terribly old but it is one of the nicest I've ever seen. The BO stands for Bologna which is the city of assay and the number is the registration number belonging to the maker. In this case it is...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Is this mark legit?
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Is this mark legit?

Please check the around the rim of the gallery as a very similar tray by Charles Stuart Harris that I found online has a full set of marks there and a subset on the underside of the base which does not include the date letter...just like yours.

cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Unusual City mark on tea spoon!
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Unusual City mark on tea spoon!

The city is Exeter, the year 1858 and the maker John Stone.

Cheers
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Scottish Advertisements and Information
Replies: 1123
Views: 298941

Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

WILLIAM CLARK Greenock An example of the work of William Clark. A small ladle measuring 7" (18cm) in length: http://i68.tinypic.com/24odb8x.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/nqr4ub.jpg William Clark is recorded as a Silversmith, active 1780 - 1810 Source: Greenock Silversmiths, Clockmakers, Watchmake...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help ASAP! Silver 800 mark
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Need help ASAP! Silver 800 mark

Hi, The bad news is that your set appears to be a circa 1950's -1960's Italian made diecast alloy, thinly silver plated with 800 grade silver. These come onto the market regularly here in Australia as they were brought over with the many Italians who immigrated during the 1950's and 60's and who are...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is maker T.W
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Who is maker T.W

OK so the teapot has arrived and here are some better photos of the marks. While uploading, I realised I missed taking the lion passant through the loupe but there is a reasonable shot of it on the combined photo. Happy to take another of it separately if wanted. I have also noted two sets of matchi...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Please help identifying tray and spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Please help identifying tray and spoon

Hi Aaron, The hallmarks on your spoon are somewhat difficult to read but they look like Exeter marks to me with the maker as Richard Ferris. The duty mark is not clipped and given Ferris was known to be working 1784 - 1812 my best guess as to when it was made is circa 1790 - 1800. So the spoon preda...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with identification of apostle spoon hallmarks?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Help with identification of apostle spoon hallmarks?

Hi Chris, Thought I'd give you a hand to embed your photos. The reason you are having difficulty identifying the marks is that they aren't Dutch. They are German Hanau pseudo marks. The maker is JD Schleissner and Sohne. Please see here for more information and examples of your marks: https://www.92...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help identifying maker's mark
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Help identifying maker's mark

I too have just been through Grimwade with the same result and also think the lost register....

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is maker T.W
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Who is maker T.W

Hi All, I just purchased the following Geo III teapot and would like some opinions on the maker and date. Unfortunately it is date letter O which is always a problem in positively identifying the year as 1809 or 1789 and so this has compounded the problem of establishing the maker. Stylistically plu...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Snuff / chewing tobacco container
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Snuff / chewing tobacco container

Juantotree is correct. This particular shoe could not have been designed for snuff or tobacco due to the filagree sides. The filagree makes it useless in both cases.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Inherited a few items have no clue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3816

Re: Inherited a few items have no clue.

Tack Qrt.S
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Inherited a few items have no clue.
Replies: 7
Views: 3816

Re: Inherited a few items have no clue.

@ Qrt.S

I found a thread on the forum of the Swedish site: precis en sån, back in 2009, where you provided information including the working dates for Saether Gull- og Solvvarefabrikk AS.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Celtic Cross 825 Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Celtic Cross 825 Mark?

Hi All, I can totally see why Chii12 thinks peacock feathers with the opals representing the eye feathers...but in my opinion the shape of the silver feathers isn't a match for peacock feathers. It is a match however for the Australian Lyre bird tail feathers and coupled with the use of Australian o...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Coin Purse Hallmarks.
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Coin Purse Hallmarks.

Hi, Just wondering if this might be silver guilt rather than solid gold. The marks are not easy to read...in particular the one with the photo bucket banner across it, but it looks like it could be the Dutch official assay mark(Minerva) and the other the script letter L used between 1906 and 1953 de...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Fake hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Fake hallmarks?

Phil has picked up on the same points I found, making the attribution difficult but if pushed, I would sway towards Hindmarsh.

Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Fake hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Fake hallmarks?

Hi Avram, I wouldn't be concerned about the assay marks as they appear perfectly fine to me for London 1752 and I don't see anything untoward regarding the tarnish either. Confirming the maker is a little more difficult as I have not been able to find a confirmed positive attribution to George Hunte...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot

Hi Zafer,

Phil has identified this mark as belonging to the London maker Thomas Hughes Headland.

Please see below for an example and further information:

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Make ... TH.html#TH

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Has anyone ever seen these hallmarks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Has anyone ever seen these hallmarks?

Hi Willzi,

An explanation of the silver plate numbering system can be found here:

https://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html

Cheers,
Steve

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