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by paulh
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Old Sheffield Plate candlesticks
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: OSP candlesticks

I might be wrong here, but isn't that cyrillic?
by paulh
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Tiny salt spoon marked TW 1804
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Tiny salt spoon marked TW 1804

TW is most likely to be Thomas Wilmore.

Paul.
by paulh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Marrow scoop origins
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Marrow scoop origins

That is an Indian colonial piece. In Wynard T. Wilkinson’s book “Indian Colonial Silver” the maker is listed as untraced.

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Odd shaped spoon bowl.
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Odd shaped spoon bowl.

Hello Trev,

That was on the "possibilities" list.

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Odd shaped spoon bowl.
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Odd shaped spoon bowl.

This is an odd little spoon, the use of which is a bit of a puzzle. Made by Louisa Courtauld and George Cowles about 1760. At around 12cm it is the size of a teaspoon, but it has a strangely deep rectangular bowl. The bowl is turned over at the end, as a dessert spoon would be by continued scraping ...
by paulh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hallmark ID Help for a Cake Slice Server
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Hallmark ID Help for a Cake Slice Server

Just to add a little bit... It is actually a crumb scoop rather than a cake server.
Paul.
by paulh
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Jug With Perhaps Scottish Connection?
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: Colonial Jug With Perhaps Scottish Connection?

Hello Trev. Has that base with the marks been inset or am I just seeing solder marks from the application of the rim?

Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Bottom marked teaspoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

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: 2172

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: 2305

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: 2072

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: 2072

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: 1587

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: 1280

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: 1587

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: 1514

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: 1120

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 and Caribbean Trade - Information and Advertisements
Replies: 81
Views: 30975

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: 1729

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: 8033

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...

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