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by salmoned
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Butter Knife 7" Fish * W * Bird ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

Re: Butter Knife 7" Fish * W * Bird ?

I think the left mark in your photo is Nefertiti's bust, suggesting a date of 1912 or later. I can't say whether the second is W or M.
by salmoned
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Garrard Examples
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: Garrard Examples

Looks like "SERC".
by salmoned
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Unusual hallmarks
Replies: 9
Views: 6345

Re: Unusual hallmarks

So, what do we take from this? Is it a bad copy of an old mark or a possibly a correct variation or a remaining mystery? ;)
by salmoned
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Salad Forks “Empress Sterling – Lady Edith”
Replies: 8
Views: 2913

Re: Salad Forks “Empress Sterling — Lady Edith”

Two listings for 'Empress' in Rainwater's 4th - Summit Silver Inc., New York, New York, advertised 1965-74 silverplate & New York Stamping Co., Brooklyn, New York, 1915-22 plated silver (Empress Ware).
by salmoned
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Salad Servers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Gorham Salad Servers?

Yes, I have no idea about this salad set, but I can't overemphasize the importance of describing the item(s)-in-question as completely as possible in order to maximize the possibility of identification. Well done, dragonflywink!
by salmoned
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help Identifying Sterling Eagle Statue
Replies: 5
Views: 2435

Re: Help Identifying Sterling Eagle Statue

First thing I notice is that your '1/7 SS' is actually '1/765'. Maybe just a bad photo, but that's my impression.
by salmoned
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Cigarette case
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: Cigarette case

Of course, he meant the turn to the 20th century.
by salmoned
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Unusual perfume locket?
Replies: 8
Views: 2784

Re: Unusual perfume locket?

How smart of you to come to this forum and get the suggestion of unscrewing the piece, eh? ;)
by salmoned
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Knife Rests
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Re: German Knife Rests

Compare to H. Meyen & Co., Berlin, 1846- ca1950.
by salmoned
Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with identifacation on silver bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: Help with identifacation on silver bowl

Assuming you're reading the mark upside down, 'Henry Wilkinson & Co ' may be a possibility for the maker (a better image would help).
by salmoned
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Help me please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: Help me please!

Your welcome in advance.
by salmoned
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: FISHER, John (Grimwade p.509)
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: FISHER, John (Grimwade p.509)

Isn't it odd that having the spurious stamps and articles marked with the spurious stamps at his place of business wasn't sufficient to convict 'of having feloniously forged and counterfeited the Stamp of the Goldsmiths Company, together with that of the King's Duty.'? Sounds like a deal was struck ...
by salmoned
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: help with hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: help with hallmark

No hallmarks, just a maker's mark - sorry.
by salmoned
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Cannot find info on this mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Re: Cannot find info on this mark

I may be mistaken, but don't you mean 'locket'? Can we see the inside?
by salmoned
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware
Replies: 3
Views: 4857

Re: More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware

'Colorado Silver' is a euphemism for 'contains no real silver at all'. So your pieces contain no silver whatsoever, since they are solid Colorado silver.
by salmoned
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Unicorn Couchant
Replies: 8
Views: 3562

Re: Unicorn Couchant

Oops, found answers to my questions. The double thread is simply called military thread. As for heraldry attitudes, from the references I've read variation in presentation is an integral component of the art form.
by salmoned
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Unicorn Couchant
Replies: 8
Views: 3562

Re: Unicorn Couchant

Hope I'm not beating-a-dead-unicorn, but I have 2 more questions concerning this piece. 1. Could the lifted front leg position be interpreted as lodged rather than couchant? Can a unicorn be lodged? 2. For some reason, I have the idea that the double thread pattern is military in nature - can anyone...
by salmoned
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help with a Reed & Barton Creamer and Sugar
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Help with a Reed & Barton Creamer and Sugar

You didn't show a date code, so if there isn't one you can assume it wasn't made during the date code 'era' for R&B.
by salmoned
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Can you tell me about Kraft Alpacca and Gelotet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4992

Re: Can you tell me about Kraft Alpacca and Gelotet?

I don't think you've searched very well. I googled 'gelotet' and the first hit was a translation from german to 'brazed or soldered'. It's possible the mesh is a solid silver alloy, but since the closure is not the item is not.
by salmoned
Tue May 29, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Unicorn Couchant
Replies: 8
Views: 3562

Re: Unicorn Couchant

Maybe a dead end - he was knighted by patent in 1874.

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