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by Granmaa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Re: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons

Hi Matt, Almost certainly a mark for Joseph Hicks. As for dating, I think it will be between 1st January 1787 (when the Exeter Assay Office stopped using the incuse duty head) and 5th July 1787 (when the duty punch cartouche was altered to mark the doubling of duty). See Tony Dove's article in Silve...
by Granmaa
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

Re: Who’s mark is underneath George Ferris’ mark?

Hello All, Regarding GF marks: as far as I can gather, George Ferris I ceased manufacturing in 1832 and turned to retailing in partnership with his son. George Ferris II never registered a mark of his own, so any GF will be that of the father. Regarding your spoon, I think the only part likely to ha...
by Granmaa
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Last Exeter Hallmark.
Replies: 8
Views: 6687

Re: Last Exeter Hallmark.

Hi Paul and Trev, On the Exeter Assay Office copper plates (recording the makers/retailers who registered there), there are the marks of many large companies from as far afield as Ireland and Scotland. As you say, the most likely scenario is that the Williams firm was manufacturing for them and stam...
by Granmaa
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial Unknown Maker
Replies: 10
Views: 7149

Re: Provincial Unknown Maker

That's the incuse duty head - 1784-86.

Miles
by Granmaa
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial Unknown Maker
Replies: 10
Views: 7149

Re: Provincial Unknown Maker

Hmm! That's not an Exeter lion, and I don't think it's Newcastle either. That really leaves Chester and York, and I'd be inclined to choose the latter. However, I can't find a candidate matching those initials.

Miles
by Granmaa
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: William Pearce.
Replies: 4
Views: 3476

Re: William Pearce.

Correction: William Pearce died in 1806, not 1804. I like the theory, Trev. There isn't a mention in the assay books of a Pearce entering anything in 1821, but rules were a bit lax, and it wasn't unknown for the manufacturer's name to be entered in the book, and the retailer's mark to be stamped on ...
by Granmaa
Wed May 03, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: William Pearce.
Replies: 4
Views: 3476

Re: William Pearce.

Very odd. William Pearce died in 1804, and that is his mark. In addition, I haven't come across anther WP maker in the West Country at the time that it could be.

A bit of a mystery!

Miles
by Granmaa
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: I need some help with this one.
Replies: 7
Views: 2582

Re: I need some help with this one.

Usually when IG appears on sugar nips, it's attributed to John Gorham, London, early/mid 18th century, though there is uncertainty about that attribution.

Miles
by Granmaa
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another 3 Prong Fork
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Another 3 Prong Fork

Very worn, but perhaps London 1763.

Miles
by Granmaa
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas! - 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4806

Re: Happy Christmas! - 2016

Best wishes to all Forum members.

Miles
by Granmaa
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Hallmarks and Makers Photo Request
Replies: 27
Views: 21150

Re: Exeter Hallmarks and Makers Photo Request

Thank you, Bob. I've never come across an example of Byne's mark before.

Miles
by Granmaa
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Identification - Unknown Maker
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

Re: Identification - Unknown Maker

Good to see you back, Waylander.

The maker's mark is similar to that of Antonio Portelli (AP in a shield with fleur-del-lis above), drawn in Denaro, 'The Goldsmiths of Malta and their Marks'. The 'date of mention' it gives is 1808, which is not impossible for your spoon.

Miles
by Granmaa
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to id this spoon maker
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Re: Trying to id this spoon maker

It looks like one of those cases where a Hanoverian spoon has had the stem cut and resoldered the other way round to make it Old English pattern. The stem seems to have some file marks around where the date letter should be.

Miles
by Granmaa
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Toddy Ladle
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Toddy Ladle

The marks do seem to be rather fishy. The lozenge maker's mark resembles that of Dinah Gamon, widow of John Gamon, who entered her mark in London in 1740.

Miles
by Granmaa
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Chester bright cut spoon?
Replies: 1
Views: 4741

Re: Chester bright cut spoon?

Hi Matt,

Definitely Exeter hallmarks, and being a teaspoon there would be no date letter in this period. The P is most likely the second letter of William Pearce of Plymouth's mark. Your spoon was made c.1795.
The style of spoon is usually called Bright-cut transitional Old English pattern.

Miles
by Granmaa
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scot Prov Spoon; Anchor Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 14572

Re: Scot Prov Spoon; Anchor Mark

And another one, on a teaspoon.

Miles

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by Granmaa
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Mexican Shoe Horn
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Mexican Shoe Horn

Thank you , Cheryl.

Miles
by Granmaa
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Mexican Shoe Horn
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Mexican Shoe Horn

Mexican silver is something I know very little about. I wonder if anyone can tell me anything about this shoehorn with chased decoration.

Miles

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by Granmaa
Wed May 27, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 18th Century Spoon, Goat's Head Mark, CBM
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Re: 18th Century Spoon, Goat's Head Mark, CBM

Thank you very much, Blakstone, for your detailed answer.

Miles
by Granmaa
Thu May 21, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 18th Century Spoon, Amsterdam?
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: 18th Century Spoon, Amsterdam?

Thank you very much Peter.

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