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by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray

I found a drawing of Simon Jouet's mark on this book and it shows the rather distict shape of the mark: https://archive.org/details/oldlondonsilver00howagoog/page/n348 It's almost like a cloud (I don't know if there's a proper term for it) and the shape is very similar to the one on the tray. Additi...
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray

Could it be Simon Jouet? His mark looks quite like the the mark here; especially the shape of the shield.
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray

The hallmarks look fine to me. Although the maker's mark is unfortunately damaged it shouldn't be impossible to find a match. The last letter is probably script I (or J; might even be T) and the shield shape is also peculiar so if someone has time and patience to go through London makers' mark list ...
by Sasropakis
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Can anyone help with this crest?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Can anyone help with this crest?

If hatching is applied properly [see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatching_(heraldry)] I would say that the field on the husband's coat of arms is azure (blue) as there seem to be horizontal lines. The fess and lions could be argent (silver) because there's no hatching. On the other hand the cross...
by Sasropakis
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spoon, "GN", 1664
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Spoon, "GN", 1664

Based on the owners' initials it could be Scandinavian. The initials/names seem to include patronymics which were typical in Scandinavia. For example it could be something like Valdemar PettersSon Lund and Maria DanielsDotter in Swedish.
by Sasropakis
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

It's not Order of St. Vladimir but just a pendant shaped like an icon with a picture of St. Vladimir (or some other saint). But in any case it definitely doesn't look convincing.
by Sasropakis
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Help needed with spoon id.
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Help needed with spoon id.

I think the maker's mark is IB (or JB) but i couldn't find a match with any British silversmith's mark and it's also lacking the assay marks and the orientation of the maker's mark is also different than typically. I also tried to look around American coin silver hallmarks but couldn't find a match ...
by Sasropakis
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Date letter Poss a "d" (would that tally up)
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Date letter Poss a "d" (would that tally up)

Hello. It's Sheffield 1896. You need to use Sheffield date letter chart and not London: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dates/Sheffield/Date%20Letters%20D.html The maker's mark is correct. https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Sheffield-JA-JD.html#JD As a general tip you should always look ...
by Sasropakis
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George Gray
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: George Gray

If the Bateman mark is upside down then the top letter on the left (in the picture as it is shown) could be partially visible B and the bottom right letter partially visible P so it would match with PB over AB.
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Mark identification
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Mark identification

Looks like Hanau pseudo hallmarks used by Wolf & Knell: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html
Date is thus late 19th or early 20th century and the style is someting like neo-rococo.
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks

To me the crowned leopard's head looks just like it should after years of polishing. The other hallmarks seem to be deeper so they are not that much affected by polishing. I have a salt where all hallmarks are worn by polishing so that only their outlines can be recognized.
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks

The marker's mar SW is listed unidentified here: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-SS-SZ.html#SW The date letter could be "h" for 1743 which would be appropriate for the maker. Spoons were hallmarked on the stem at that time so the hallmarks are often "squeezed" a...
by Sasropakis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Any ideas on this spoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Any ideas on this spoon?

Crowned C was used in town mark for Karlstad in Sweden but then you would need to find three crown's mark, date mark (letter + number, like A4) and also a maker's mark (usually initials, like ALS). I can't really see what the small marks are and the one on the left is hidden by the photobucket banne...
by Sasropakis
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Any information please about this Austrian sugar box?
Replies: 14
Views: 2063

Re: Help please re: key for Biedermeier Austrian sugar box?

I believe a professional locksmith can make a key for the lock, i.e. not just a copy of an existing key (which you don't have) but a new key made according to the lock. At least this kind of answer was found in some Finnish locksmith's FAQ.
by Sasropakis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Any thoughts on this Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Any thoughts on this Spoon?

My guess would be that it's Scandinavian. That kind of fiddle pattern was used also in Finland in the mid 18th century although I don't think it's Finnish or Swedish. It could be provincial Norwegian or Danish (or maybe from northern Germany) because it has just maker's mark and not any assay marks.
by Sasropakis
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 13th Artel Letter holder
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: 13th Artel Letter holder

Regarding the names and the Grand Duke "connection" you should notice that in the name of the person mentioned in the letter - Aleksey Danilovich Kirillov - Aleksey is his first name, Danilovich is the patronym (i.e. his father's first name was Danil so it means "son of Danil") a...
by Sasropakis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints

I searched for other icons of the same subject to find more information regarding "vedenia" and I found one where it was spelled differently. It seems to be виде́ние (videnie) - vision, sight, apparition, phantom - which would make perfect sense as it's the name of the icon Apparitions of ...
by Sasropakis
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Russian Icon, help with marks and name of the saints

My knowledge of Russian is very limited but an online dictionary gives a word ве́дение (vedenie) which means authority, conducting. Another possibility could be that the second to last letter isn't "i" (especially when compared to "i" in "sergia") but ж (zh) although I ...
by Sasropakis
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help me to identify this spoons
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Help me to identify this spoons

The spoon is Danish and from Aarhus (spelled Aarhuus in the spoon and sometimes also Århus). I'm not an expert on Danish silver but based on a quick search I would say it's by Carl Christian Hansen (f. ca. 1785 - d. 1847, borgerskab 1812).
by Sasropakis
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Snuff box or bon bon box, London
Replies: 11
Views: 4260

Re: Snuff box or bon bon box, London

The OP has probably removed the photos from imageshack.com. I can still see them when using Firefox probably because they are in my browser cache but not if I'm using Chrome or Firefox private mode. Also the direct link leads to imageshack front page if I copy it to another browser. But anyhow the h...

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