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by paulh
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: So many marks!

Thank you Peter. That is very enlightening. It is always good to know that there are specialists around who know things that I don't know!

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: So many marks!

Thanks for your reply. Are you saying that the marks on the end of the haft are pseudo marks as part of the “decoration” to make a reproduction piece look more authentic? I wondered why there was a mark which appeared tro be the Amsterdam mark with only two crosses, but I see from a passage in the l...
by paulh
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 122

So many marks!

This is an intriguing piece of Hanau silver. It is in imitation of a Dutch 18th century knife. I have never seen so many marks on one piece before. There are in total 13 marks on the silver, plus the name on the blade. The evidence trail starts from the most obvious suggestion that it might not be a...
by paulh
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Mercy Ashworth mark.
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Mercy Ashworth mark.

Thanks Trev. I don't have many Newcastle reference, but I hoped you might.
Merry Christmas!

Paul.
by paulh
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Mercy Ashworth mark.
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Mercy Ashworth mark.

This is an ordinary Old English salt spoon, which seems to be by Mercy Ashworth I would be interested to know if anyone else has come across any of her pieces with such a poor “A” in her maker’s mark. Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/2017/th_IMG_3965.jpg http://i1264.photobu...
by paulh
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Anomalous silver plate marks.
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Anomalous silver plate marks.

I have recently come across a couple of Walker & Hall pieces with what seem to be rather anomalous marks. They are both sets of fish eaters with W&H marks and date letters from the 1920s, but they also have an additional mark of “EP” and a crown within a shield. As the use of crown marks on ...
by paulh
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Danish silver: What is the purpose of the items?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Danish silver: What is the purpose of the items?

I would say that they are a cream ladle and a sugar sifter. Just right for strawberries and cream!

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Ladle - CG CG HNS
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Colonial Ladle - CG CG HNS

This is probably the mark of Charles Geddes. H N S in separate shields was also used by Benjamin Etter who was working in Halifax around the same time.

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with hallmarks British Colonial ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Help with hallmarks British Colonial ?

From the style of the spoon, the engraving and the pseudo hallmark, I would say that these were American from the first half of the 19th century.
by paulh
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers

Hello Trev, That would seem logical. I am not sure what that mark which looks like a tulip is. I am sure I have seen it somewhere, but I can't find any reference to it.


Regards,
Paul.
by paulh
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers

This is an Old Sheffield Plate Salver with marks which I have seem attributed to both Matthew Boulton and Mappin Brothers. Can anyone give me a definite attribution? Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/OSP/th_IMG_1165.jpg http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/OSP/...
by paulh
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplated spoon and fork
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Silverplated spoon and fork

This is what is know as a “Parish Pattern”, in this case King’s pattern. These were patterns not registered to a particular maker. Often the blanks were made by a particular manufacturer, in the case of this pattern, in their thousands, and sold to another company to be plated to their own specifica...
by paulh
Mon May 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Egyptian Silver Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Egyptian Silver Spoon

That does seem to be one of the trade names used by flatware makers for their unplated nickle silver pieces. It is an alloy of nickle, copper and zinc which can be polished to look like silver.
by paulh
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: William Pearce.
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

William Pearce.

This is an ordinary fiddle teaspoon, which appears to be by William Pearce of Plymouth, with an Exeter date letter for 1821. The records I have seen suggests that William Pearce worked until around 1796. Am I barking up the wrong tree here and can anyone explain this anomaly? Paul. http://i1264.phot...
by paulh
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial?
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Scottish provincial?

I am also wondering about the possibility of a George Smith duty dodger. I do have a few on which he has simply distorted the mark to obscure it. Maybe this is a variation on a theme.
by paulh
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial?
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Scottish provincial?

I see what you mean Trev. I shall claim that it is the Loch Ness Monster and it is the only know piece of Drumnadrochit silver!

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial?
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Scottish provincial?

I am trying to figure out who made this Old English table spoon. The initials seem to be “G S” in script. The thrice struck mark is similar to the Cancer mark used by certain Aberdeen silversmiths. Am I putting two and two together to make five in leaning towards George Sangster? http://i1264.photob...
by paulh
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Celtic point teaspoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Celtic point teaspoon.

Thanks Trev. It's obvious once you know.Just looked in Douglas Bennett's book and there it is!

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Celtic point teaspoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Celtic point teaspoon.

This is a typical Celtic point teaspoon, but I am having a problem tracing the maker. I have posted this in the Scottish section, but I might be wrong. The maker’s mark appears to be “I N” and there is also a trace of a mark to the left, which has been struck with only half the mark on the spoon. An...
by paulh
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Help please!

That is an EPNS (Electro plated nickel silver) Dubarry pattern spoon. I would suggest that the maker would be John Round of Sheffield.

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