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by joho
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Danish Teapot Kreiberg
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: Danish Teapot Kreiberg

Hi All - many thanks for the replies. Hose, it seems that the date of the teapot is earlier than the dates mentioned for Kreiberg in your link. Could there have been an earlier Kreiberg? Also, I see they were working in a town called Nykobing but also that there are a number of towns called Nykobing...
by joho
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Danish Teapot Kreiberg
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Danish Teapot Kreiberg

Hi All - This appears to be a Danish silver teapot dating 1888. But is it a teapot? Its wooden handle is at right angles to the spout and there is a removeable silver strainer which fits into the pot. Would be grateful for any information about it and the maker Kreiberg. Many thanks Joho. http://i67...
by joho
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Norwegian Wedding Pin Solje ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Norwegian Wedding Pin Solje ?

Thats great - thanks Tosten. Much appreciated!! John
by joho
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Norwegian Wedding Pin Solje ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Norwegian Wedding Pin Solje ?

Hi All, I have this old silver brooch and wonder whether it may be a Norwegian or Scandinavian wedding pin. It has a circular silver frame to which are attached hanging circular loops with hanging silver tassels. The central movable pin is gilded. The back of the pin is stamped with letters TG, pres...
by joho
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?

Yes I had pondered that. I guess he aquired the box in Logrono - possibly a gift from a local person for some medical help he may have given? I suspect the inscription was engraved once he had returned to England...
by joho
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?

Hi Trev. It would seem that Blas Antonio Austria is the front runner as the maker of the box. Looking at the mark again it is possible the STRIA is preceeded by either a U or an AU. Almost there I think! Many thanks for your help. John
by joho
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?

Muchas Gracias Funkel. It would therefore seem that the box was assayed in Cordoba sometime between 1759 and 1767. Trev has the name of an 18th century Cordoba silversmith Blas Antonio Austria. This seems the closest to the makers mark on the box. I have had another look at the mark and it is possib...
by joho
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?

Thanks Waylander - lets hope the Spanish experts can enlighten us further.
by joho
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?

Hi. Can anyone help me find when and where this box was made.It is a quite heavy box (120 grams) and measures 8.5cm x 6.5cm x 1.1cm, probably for tobacco or snuff. The exterior is attractively engraved. The interior is gilded and has the following inscription: " George Hickman,Royal Reg. of Hor...
by joho
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maltese Silverware
Replies: 3
Views: 2827

Re: Maltese Silverware

The mark appears to be that of Giovanni Tonna from 1806. There is also a Giuseppi Tonna (1849) and Guglielmo Tonna (1857) but their marks are different. Ref: Antique Maltese Domestic Silver - Jimmy Farrugia.

Regards
John
by joho
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: False marks ?

You are right Jorg, the background to the maker's mark has a rough/cast like finish. The other marks less so, and the date letter background looks normal. Regards John
by joho
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: False marks ?

Hi Peter. Thank you for your excellent research. I can confirm that there is no zig zag assay scrape. It would seem that the spoon is much later, with spurious marks pretending to be Enkhuizen 17th century. Anyway, it was interesting learning something about Drechterlant, both the region and the sai...
by joho
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: False marks ?

Thanks AG2012. Very interesting about name of ship. I looked it up and see it was travelling between Batavia and Netherlands in 1692. Regards Joho.
by joho
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

False marks ?

Hi All. I suspect the marks on this spoon are pseudo and that it dates to late 19th century, but would be grateful for any opinions or information. The spoon itself is overall gilded. The stem is triangular in cross section and the lower half has animal fur textured engraving. The terminal from the ...
by joho
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker and town
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Maker and town

Thank you Blakstone. I have had a close look at the helmet but there is no clear number. Looking at different angles and light it seems that one number (maybe the only number) could be 5. I have also found another mark on the rim of the foot. Initially I thought this was a small blackened dent, but ...
by joho
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Identify spoons
Replies: 0
Views: 1329

Identify spoons

Hi. I have a set of 6 mid 18th century table spoons and I am trying to identify where and by whom they were made. 5 are stamped twice by maker IN (or possibly NI) and the 6th is stamped twice by maker GN. There are no other marks. They are of typical hanovarian pattern and I believe could be provinc...
by joho
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker and town
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Maker and town

Hi - can anyone help identify the maker and town of this French silver beaker. There are 4 marks. Cockerel in oval punch for Provinces 1809 to 1819. Head in helmet facing right. Makers mark TG above an insect?? and another lozenge shaped stamp with script writing not very clear but something like TO...
by joho
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Russian Baltic Cup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Russian Baltic Cup ?

Many thanks Hose. That was a surprise. Most interesting!! Regards John
by joho
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Re: Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?

Wow that was quick!! Many thanks as always Peter. Regards John
by joho
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Russian Baltic Cup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Russian Baltic Cup ?

Hi All - can anyone help to identify this small cup. It is on a spreading circular foot and has a bulbous body. The wide rim has six sides. Cast scroll handle. Chased floral and foliate decoration. It is hallmarked to the base twice with a scroll S with 3 dots on either side, and twice with a buildi...

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