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by Sasropakis
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?

The "n" and the lion look similar to the Hanau pseudo hallmarks of B. Neresheimer & Söhne: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html
So it's probably made in Germany and the imported to London.
by Sasropakis
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?

B.H.M is for Berthold Hermann Muller (London) and the hallmarks on the last photo are British import marks; round cross like mark is for London, 925 if for the finess and "q" is for the year 1911. I don't know about the "n" and the lion (?) though. They might be for the original ...
by Sasropakis
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

Qrt.S wrote:@Sasropakis
Mind my asking but which one are you, Sasrop or akis :-)))))))))


I guess I'm "akis" by now... :-)
by Sasropakis
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

I guess the OP was referring to the topic page where an example of the hexagon mark was shown and wanted to know when is was used and should the item have it. I couldn't find any info about the years but as I suspected it was a much later addition. Do you know why it was used? The only info I could ...
by Sasropakis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

Another possibility could be that the date mark is K4 for 1840. I tried to zoom in the photo but couldn't really see if the letter has worn out so that K would look V. instead.
by Sasropakis
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 19C Swedish Bowl identification
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: 19C Swedish Bowl identification

Looks like Göteborg and 1851. "V" looks a bit odd though but apparently there has been some variation with the style of the letters and I've seen some cases where there's a dot after the letter. If the maker's mark is CT then it could be Carl Tengstedt (1819-1862): https://www.silverstampl...
by Sasropakis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Snuff box identification
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Snuff box identification

Somehow the appearance of the dancing couple (dresses etc.) reminds me of Hungary or thereabouts. The watchers on the other hand wear 18th century Western European clothing. Of course this doesn't necessarily tell where the item was made and it's definitely not from the 18th century.
by Sasropakis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Match Safe identification

Sorry i'm mistaken: not ''imported from Ireland'' but Irish mark for imports ;-) Where did you get the info about Ireland? At least here https://www.925-1000.com/importmarks the mark is for London and the sponsor ABD was based in London too (I should have checked this when I noticed that the item w...
by Sasropakis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Match Safe identification
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Match Safe identification

ADB stands for Adolph Barsach Davis (London 1927-1936; imported items), see: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-AA-AC.html#AB Date letter "q" would be for 1931 in London, but I'm not that well aware of how imported items were hallmarked as there are no other British hallmark...
by Sasropakis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

JD is (probably) for Jacob Dammert so it's the maker's mark. And crowned W is the town mark for Viipuri/Vyborg/Wiburg. No country hallmarks were used in Viipuri in the 17th and 18th century, not even during the Swedish era, only in the early 19th century the mark for Finland (single crown) was added...
by Sasropakis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Maybe this is the official silver hallmark for the Vyborg Governorate established in 1744? There was never such hallmark for the Vyborg Governorate. Only the towns hand their own hallmarks. The administrative history of the area is quite complicated but I''m actually quite well informed about the s...
by Sasropakis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

The town mark of Viipuri has always been W. It comes from the coat of arms of the town. The name of the town in Finnish is Viipuri but it was often written Wiipuri, the same goes for Swedish so Viborg/Wiborg but in German only Wiburg with W (the majority of merchants had German origins and the langu...
by Sasropakis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

I assume that Qrt.S is referring to Leonard Bäcksbacka who has wrote two books about silver (I haven't seen either of them and they might be difficult to find): Narvas och Nyens guldsmeder, Konstsalongens förlag, 1946 St. Petersburgs Juvelerafe, Guld- och Silversmeder 1714–1870 (1951) Viipurin hopea...
by Sasropakis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

I got Marketta Tamminen's book Viipurin hopeat from the library. Unfortunately there's no picture of Jacob Dammert's mark so we have to wait if Qrt.S can find a picture in Bäcksbacka's book. There was a short biography of Jacob Dammert though (p. 157). Here's a summary: Born in 1683 in Sysmä, Finlan...
by Sasropakis
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Qrt.S, thanks for the info. I think I might to go to the local library to check out Marketta Tamminen's book Viipurin Hopeat (2017; the silverware of Viipuri) to see if there's any additional info. It would be very interesting if the spoon is really from Viipuri. The topic really intrigues me so I m...
by Sasropakis
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

The spoon looks Scandinavian/Nordic to me. When I saw the pictures it instantly reminded me of some Finnish funerary spoons which sometimes have that kind of somewhat crude decoration. If this was the case then the hallmark could be crowned W for Viipuri (nowadays Vyborg in Russia; German name Wibur...
by Sasropakis
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help me to identify this salt cellar
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Help me to identify this salt cellar

The spoon is London 1792 as the duty mark is George III. The makers could be George Smith (III) & William Fearn; WF is visible and the loop above them could be for S, and they were partners around that time. The spoon is slightly older that the salt cellar as Egyptian revival style become fashio...
by Sasropakis
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: language of engravings
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: language of engravings

You might try this until someone who can read Hebrew shows up: https://www.lexilogos.com/english/hebrew_dictionary.htm Apparently "תאיר" means "light up" or "shine the light" and the letters above the lion could be "זל" which would be Szell (a name). But as my...
by Sasropakis
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: language of engravings
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: language of engravings

Looks very much like Hebrew to me but you have to take account that the letters in the stamp are mirrored so that in the actual wax seal they would be correct. Unfortunately I can't read Hebrew but I could recognize several letters when quickly comparing them to the letter chart found in the Wikiped...
by Sasropakis
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George III Milk Jug
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: George III Milk Jug

It's not George III but George IV as the hallmarks are for London 1828. The somewhat gaudy style is appropriate for the rococo revival during the reign of George IV (first as a prince regent and the as a king). Unfortunately it's not possible to know the maker as only "W" can be seen. But ...

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