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by SteveDWollongong
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

Re: Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?

Hi Silverk, You are spot on with your hypothesis. The maker is Margaret Mather and she worked for Sargisons for the length of her entire career between 1947 and 1994. While working for Sargisons she also operated from a home workshop where she manufactured under her own MM mark and is noted for some...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: HELP please with ID
Replies: 4
Views: 4670

Re: HELP please with ID

Hi Terri, Yes, you should describe it it as being German and from Hanau. Looking through the right hand heart and dagger mark, I now believe that the mark underneath is the standard German crescent and crown as would be expected. I looked online and found two pieces, a candelabra and a goblet. The f...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: HELP please with ID
Replies: 4
Views: 4670

Re: HELP please with ID

Hi Terri232, An interesting set of marks to be sure...I see the makers mark belonging to Ferdinand Henzler of Hanau Germany plus a version of a"Heart and Dagger" mark of which I've not seen before, struck twice. The heart and dagger mark was used by numerous makers to represent the town of...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: mark of anchor, ship, C and something else
Replies: 2
Views: 5235

Re: mark of anchor, ship, C and something else

They are provincial assay marks of the Scottish town of Greenock. The clippership, anchor,stylised oak tree and letter G were all used in different combinations by different makers with the addition of their makers mark. The rubbed mark you mention will be a makers mark. A strong candidate for the m...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Very large basting spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Re: Very large basting spoon

Hi Martin, I have a very similar "Marriage Spoon" which has the town mark for the Southern Danish/Northern German(depending on when) town of Tondern / Tønder in Northern Schleswig. Although a different maker, the styles are similar and I assume yours is of similar 400mm size? See here for ...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed May 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown silver marks, maybe European?
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Re: Unknown silver marks, maybe European?

Hi Silvermax1,

Your fork is made from 11 denier silver which is the equivalent of 917 fineness. It was made between 1857 and 1920. Hopefully someone else can identify the actual date letter and maker for you.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Augsburg Hanau Silver Dish
Replies: 4
Views: 3305

Re: Help Identifying Augsburg Hanau Silver Dish

Hi All,

I have just spotted this swan mark on a tea caddy by Neresheimer. It is on eBay hence I cannot provide the photo but there is no mistake. The identical swan mark is stamped beside the s517 and s520 Neresheimer marks. It also has Chester import mark and date letter for 1903.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: Maker of basting spoon.

Hi Martin,

Wait and see what Phil thinks but I'm very comfortable with it as an L. Also the cartouche is very distinctive and a good match.
,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: Maker of basting spoon.

Hi Martin,

HL over HL for Henry Lias and Son. See https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Mak ... HR.html#HL

Cheers,
Steve
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: 2532

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: 1066

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: 1520

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: 3497

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: 1151
Views: 376677

Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

WILLIAM CLARK Greenock An example of the work of William Clark. A small ladle measuring 7" (18cm) in length: https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg William Clark is recorded as a Silversmith, active 1780 - 1810 Source: Greenock Silversmiths, Clockmakers, ...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help ASAP! Silver 800 mark
Replies: 8
Views: 3486

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: 1958

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: 4555

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: 1148

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: 1436

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: 1958

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...

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