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by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Bottom marked teaspoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Bottom marked teaspoon.

Hello Trev. I hope you are keeping well. We were going with the replacement idea. Most of the James Erskine spoon that I have seem were fiddle pattern, butI know what you mean about remoteness and 18th century fashion in Aberdeen,. I am sure that they will catch up eventually.
Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need Help Identify These 2 Rings
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Need Help Identify These 2 Rings

Harry Potter fans will say it is the sign of the Deathly Hallows.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Bottom marked teaspoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Bottom marked teaspoon.

I first thought this was a teaspoon by James Erskine of Aberdeen, but as he is recorded as working from the 1790s it is a little late to be making Hanoverian bottom marked teaspoons. Does anyone have any suggestions? Paul. https://s20.postimg.cc/gzuqhgd21/IMG_5361.jpg https://s20.postimg.cc/nqb7qw7x...
by paulh
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover

Thanks Trev. I do have an Elkington catalogue from 1900. It is always useful to have references like this.

Paul
by paulh
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover

Hello Trev. Have you got the rest of that catalogue?
Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Rose on Scottish Silver.
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Rose on Scottish Silver.

Thanks David. Fairbairn's is always my first reference when searching for a crest, but although there are plenty of roses none seem to match this one. When I have more time, I think I may try cross referencing them with locations. This is on a piece by an Elgin maker, so it might be the case that it...
by paulh
Mon May 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?

Just a thought, but could it be a Chinese export piece. There was a Chi Hua working in Beijing in the early 1900s.
by paulh
Sun May 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Rose on Scottish Silver.
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Rose on Scottish Silver.

This is the engraving on a piece of Elgin silver c1820. Can anyone identify the owner please?
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by paulh
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: AD on a fiddle dessert spoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 708

AD on a fiddle dessert spoon.

This is a fiddle dessert spoon of a good heavy gauge. The mark on the back is “AD” below a rising sun in an oval. Does anyone have any ideas?

Paul.
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by paulh
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jersey overstamp.
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Jersey overstamp.

This is a teaspoon with a London hallmark for 1859, with the maker’s mark over stamped by John Le Gallais of Jersey. Can anyone suggest who the over stamped mark might belong to? Paulh. https://s20.postimg.org/x9urspbfd/JLG1.jpg https://s20.postimg.org/f71p1h7ux/JLG2.jpg https://s20.postimg.org/idw8...
by paulh
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The West Indian Trade - Information and Advertisements
Replies: 77
Views: 26108

Re: Official Hallmarking in Jamaica--1747

GEORGE SAMUEL RANKIN The mark attributed to George Samuel Rankin who was working in Bermuda c.1820: http://i45.tinypic.com/vq4dj6.jpg Trev. This is that same mark on a pair of fiddle sugar tongs. They are of a substantial pair gauge, weighing 48 grams and measuring 155mm in length, with a concave f...
by paulh
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Cleaning silver flatware / cutlery that was handed down to me.
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Cleaning silver flatware / cutlery that was handed down to me.

I have just seen this post, so I am sorry for the delay in my reply. In the bottom picture the spoon on the right appears to have salt pits. This is corrosion caused by a combination of salt and damp conditions. This has caused the silver plating to be breached through to the base metal. The blue/go...
by paulh
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Last Exeter Hallmark.
Replies: 8
Views: 5564

Re: Last Exeter Hallmark.

Hello Trev, That does rather makes some sense. At first sight I thought that to was H&T overstriking another mark, but on closer inspection it is just a bad punch. I did eventually find Hilliard and Thomason in Birmingham and Chester, where Maurice Ridgeway also has them as Hilliard & Thomso...
by paulh
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Last Exeter Hallmark.
Replies: 8
Views: 5564

Re: Last Exeter Hallmark.

This is a simple fiddle table fork from 1885, the last year of the Exeter Assy Office. The puzzle is the maker, who appears to be Hilliard & Thompson of Birmingham. I have never seen anything else by this maker from Exeter or any other assay office. Am I alone in this? Paul. https://s17.postimg....
by paulh
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 466

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: 466

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: 466

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: 1059

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: 1059

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: 370

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 ...

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