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by paulh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Marrow scoop origins
Replies: 3
Views: 63

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: 78

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: 78

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: 478

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: 562

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: 1657

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: 1493

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: 1657

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: 1678

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: 1678

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: 1274

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: 875

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: 1274

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: 1114

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: 788

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: 78
Views: 27755

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: 1217

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: 6508

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: 6508

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: 662

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.

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