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by carling
Mon May 11, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Spoon - Maker's Mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Thanks for your reply, Bahner. Another mystery mark eh? I assumed - perhaps wrongly - given the theme of the spoon it might have been registered in France or Belgium.

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by carling
Sat May 02, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Spoon - Maker's Mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

German Spoon - Maker's Mark?

Can identify the maker of this 800 Waterloo / Napoleon silver spoon? It is marked DÉPOSÉ (no doubt the design was registered in Belgium or France). It is also marked with the German crescent and crown marks. The maker's mark looks like the intertwined letters H and S. http://i39.tinypic.com/8xu8vm...
by carling
Sat May 02, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Am stumped on who made this thimble. Please help?
Replies: 12
Views: 8042

I have been out of action for some time so apologies for a very late contribution to this thread. The mark - known as the "fouled anchor" - on the thimble above is that of Stern Brothers of Philadelphia. The figure 6 is a US size number. The anchor mark dates the thimble to 1890 - 1908. Th...
by carling
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Thimble Maker TM
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

Many thanks for your reply, Mike. Appreciated. On reflection I think the thimble could actually be older than I suggest above. It could have been made any time during the 18th century. Since I posted other candidates have been suggested to me namely: Matthews, Makepiece and Mercer. All of them Thoma...
by carling
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Thimble Maker TM
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

Silver Thimble Maker TM

http://i36.tinypic.com/206kabk.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/2kq1yq.jpg Can anyone positively ID the TM mark on this English silver thimble? The style is late 18th / early 19th century. Similar rare examples exist by Hester Bateman. It is of course a pity that the hallmarking of English silver thimble...
by carling
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Scandinavian Thimble - Maker's Mark Y
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Many thanks for your very helpful replies, Tosten and Jakjo. Much appreciated.

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by carling
Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Scandinavian Thimble - Maker's Mark Y
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Scandinavian Thimble - Maker's Mark Y

Can anyone identify the maker of this Scandinavian thimble?

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by carling
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Nutmeg Grater (American? English?)
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

I don't know what happened to your pictures, Kee, but here for comparison is my nutmeg grater.

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by carling
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: John Gilbert, Birmingham - or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 7123

Thanks Mike. I'll let you know if I find out anything else.

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by carling
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Nutmeg Grater (American? English?)
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

I have a similar one, English late 18th century with S.M for Samuel Meriton. Yours could be the same maker though the mark isn't clear.

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by carling
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: John Gilbert, Birmingham - or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 7123

Noted Mike. Many thanks. Here are 2 more J.G and J.G Ltd marks on three vesta cases which I had attributed to Joseph Gloster.

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by carling
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: John Gilbert, Birmingham - or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 7123

I have this mark recorded in my personal notes as Joseph Gloster. Whether it's correct or not I still need to verify.

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by carling
Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring... Maker WI
Replies: 0
Views: 1786

Gold Ring... Maker WI

http://i33.tinypic.com/2v1rpjn.jpg http://i36.tinypic.com/294thc9.jpg Can anyone positively ID the maker of this English gold poe sy ring (WI in a shield)? One suggestion has been William Jennings of London, late 17th century though I can't find another instance of his mark. The inscription inside ...
by carling
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker of Another Dutch Silver Snuff Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

Once again. Thank you for your quick reply. Much appreciated. Image

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by carling
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker of Dutch Silver Snuff Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 2469

That's great, Doos. Many thanks!

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by carling
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Novice needs help
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Thanx for your detailed and interesting information.

drsheilamarykennedy wrote:origins of the name DORCAS


Dorcas means doe or gazelle. It is the Greek version of the Aramaic name Tabitha. The lady referred to in the Acts of the Apostles after whom the Dorcas thimble was named was known by both versions of the name.

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by carling
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Novice needs help
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Sorry about the late reply, Sheila. Your thimble was made by Charles Horner of Halifax, ca 1890. It is a steel-cored and silver clad early Dorcas thimble. The design of yours is known as the Flora pattern (daisy top, diamond or waffle border). Like all early Dorcas thimbles this thimble is not marke...
by carling
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker of Another Dutch Silver Snuff Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

Maker of Another Dutch Silver Snuff Box?

http://i38.tinypic.com/2qs1atd.jpg http://i37.tinypic.com/hx6xio.jpg http://i34.tinypic.com/2q8sq61.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/eklzs7.jpg This is my second call for help today... another snuff box made in The Netherlands. The top is marked with the Minerva head mark, there is what looks like a part...
by carling
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker of Dutch Silver Snuff Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 2469

Maker of Dutch Silver Snuff Box?

http://i38.tinypic.com/e6c22s.jpg http://i34.tinypic.com/2diodp0.jpg http://i34.tinypic.com/173doj.jpg Can anyone identify the maker V.S on the base of this Dutch silver tabatière made to commemorate the destruction of Reims Cathedral in 1914? I tried the Dutch search engine linked to on this site...
by carling
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: maker's mark help
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

I believe it's H V Pithey & Co, Great Pulteney St, London.

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