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by Essanjay
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Small Chinese piece
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Small Chinese piece

It's a bit battered and has lost pieces of the applied dragon but presumably Chinese? I'm not even sure what the object is - toothpick holder, liqueur /spirit vessel? Any contributions would be appreciated. https://vgy.me/oIVONo.jpg https://vgy.me/4qz4oY.jpg https://vgy.me/jL3uy3.jpg
by Essanjay
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Fiddle Thread & Shell Teaspoons, GG & Co.
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Fiddle Thread & Shell Teaspoons, GG & Co.

Blimey, that was quick! Many thanks, Trev., I would have never found that in a year of Sundays, never mind a month.
by Essanjay
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Fiddle Thread & Shell Teaspoons, GG & Co.
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Fiddle Thread & Shell Teaspoons, GG & Co.

https://vgy.me/7H5rQF.jpg https://vgy.me/7chmnu.jpg https://vgy.me/1C8Upu.jpg Just wondered if anyone can suggest a maker for these teaspoons, please? Of the silversmiths that I can find, George Gray seems the most likely candidate but did he ever use '& Co.'? I know that the fiddle thread and ...
by Essanjay
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: William Seaman tablespoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: William Seaman tablespoon?

Thank you both for the information. I don't find a great deal of pre-Victorian silver but, even so, a copy of Grimwade would be so handy as online identification resources aren't as comprehensive or that easy to find. Unfortunately the cost of his book is a little prohibitive for the use it would ge...
by Essanjay
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: William Seaman tablespoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 602

William Seaman tablespoon?

Sorry to sound ignorant but would anyone please resolve this dilemma? The tablespoon has the initials W•S which I assumed would refer to William Seaman with a hallmark date of 1834. The t, however, looks more like the 1794 shape, plus the leopard has the pre-1820 crown. That would make William Seama...
by Essanjay
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Trumpet vase with stamped mark
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Trumpet vase with stamped mark

Thank you very much, MS. I would have never found that. The decoration is typical of the style which you often see on Staffordshire pottery from the 1870s to 1890s so would fit in with it being an export piece.
by Essanjay
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Trumpet vase with stamped mark
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Trumpet vase with stamped mark

Would someone please cast an eye over this vase, please? A little over 16cm tall, raised decoration of flowers, foliage and birds against a stippled background and a single shield. Partially obscured impressed mark which looks like WS with an adjoining Oriental character shaped like a K. I'm assumin...
by Essanjay
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Georgian teaspoon T & H
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Georgian teaspoon T & H

Thanks, Trev.

Glad they're of use.

Simon
by Essanjay
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Georgian teaspoon T & H
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Georgian teaspoon T & H

Oh, many thanks for that, very interesting. Without wanting to reveal my ignorance too much I didn't consider a Scottish possibility, particularly being down here in Cornwall. Looking now at the date letter it does actually look like a slightly distorted version of the oval Glasgow tree(?) mark, par...
by Essanjay
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Georgian teaspoon T & H
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Georgian teaspoon T & H

I wonder if anyone, please, would be able to throw any light on this spoon, which I'm assuming is silver? It is stamped T&H which I can't identify as a maker - plenty of THs but no T&H. It also has another impressed mark, which looks to be a partly obscured date letter, possibly an uppercase...

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