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by joho
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?

Hi all- Any ideas on this pair of scissors, apparently Dutch? The blades are steel and the arms and finger rings silver. The arms and finger grips, if on English sugar nips, would date from circa 1740 to 1780. As on English tongs they are hallmarked on the outside edge of each finger ring, facing in...
by joho
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying STERLING marks
Replies: 55
Views: 32415

Re: Identifying STERLING marks

Hi All - any ideas on this silver holy oil container? All the pieces are stamped STERLING. There is no makers mark. The person I acquired it from presumed it American because of the sterling stamp. However I am more inclined to think it Irish. The assembled container is 3 inches long and is made fro...
by joho
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: French Silver Bowl

Many thanks both - much appreciated. I have just noticed that I left out the number 3 in the inscription which should read: L'AN 3 DE LA LIBERTE. I presume this would mean: YEAR 3 of the Revolution? Apologies! Best regards John
by joho
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: French Silver Bowl

Ah ha !! I've just noticed that where each handle joins the bowl there is an applied heart shaped plaque - I guess this confirms its marriage function. Many thanks for your explanations - I have always enjoyed the shape and good weight of the bowl but can now see it in a new and more interesting and...
by joho
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Buckle
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: French Silver Buckle

Great information - thanks fermiersgeneraux. Maybe one day will track down the maker!

Kind regards
by joho
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: French Silver Bowl

Many thanks for sharing your knowledge - much appreciated. Nice that it has a link to the French Revolution! Is there any reason why there are no other marks or is this just a case of the maker not wanting to incur additional costs?

Best regards John
by joho
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

French Silver Bowl

Hi. Is anyone able to provide some information about this silver bowl, which I believe is French. It is circular and is on an applied circular foot. It has two cast handles in the form of a harp. It measures 180 mm across the handles and weighs 300 grams. It is inscribed around the rim: M JOLY . D ....
by joho
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Candlesticks - maker Cruz, possibly Darmstadt?
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Candlesticks - maker Cruz, possibly Darmstadt?

Hi Emma - I think your candlesticks may be Spanish rather than German. Cordoba circa 1780. Antonio Santa Cruz. Possibly the administrator could move this to Other Countries. John
by joho
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Pseudo Marks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Colonial Pseudo Marks?

I think you are right Trev. Probably Savage and Lyman, Montreal 1851 - 1867. (see Langdon's Guide to marks on early Canadian Silver). John
by joho
Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French? Silver Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Re: French? Silver Frame

Good evening JayT, amena and smokanabeach. It seems Hanau is most likely! Many thanks for your advice and input. John
by joho
Sun May 18, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French? Silver Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Re: French? Silver Frame

Hi Warren - thanks for your comments. Yes I did notice the possible mark on the birds wing. I cleaned it out but could see no mark within. I will have another look in daylight tomorrow and try and get a photo. The marks at the top of the violin neck appear to be a depiction of the tuning knobs rathe...
by joho
Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French? Silver Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

French? Silver Frame

Hi all - Would be grateful for any help identifying origin and period of this silver frame. It is oval in form and has a cast silver decorative surround of love birds, musical instruments, foliage etc. It is 120 mm long. I have listed this under French silver because the marks look possibly French, ...
by joho
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Baltic silver badge or medallian
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Baltic silver badge or medallian

Hi there - can anyone help identify where this large silver badge or medallion comes from. There are no hallmarks. It is 120mm long and 80mm at its widest. My initial thoughts are that it is from the Baltic region, possibly East Prussia. Thanks John http://i58.tinypic.com/20j62vt.jpg http://i61.tiny...
by joho
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Utrecht Silver Basket ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Re: Utrecht Silver Basket ?

Thanks again Oel - much appreciated. John
by joho
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Utrecht Silver Basket ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Re: Utrecht Silver Basket ?

Hi Oel. Thanks as always for your time, effort and knowledge. I have taken another image of the O mark, but I cannot see a .t in it. I have found another couple of small marks on the rim. They are partially struck. One has a dot, but difficult to see the rest of the mark. It appears to be in a circu...
by joho
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Utrecht Silver Basket ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Utrecht Silver Basket ?

Hi there. I have a small wire work silver basket with swing handle. Style is circa 1800. The hallmarks to the base appear to be for Utrecht. Makers mark IVN and another mark (possible date letter) E in a shield. There is another small mark to the base ZI and another mark stamped into the top of the ...
by joho
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Old European silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 4155

Re: Old European silver cup

Brilliant ! Thanks Theoderich. John
by joho
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Old European silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 4155

Re: Old European silver cup

Thanks for the link Hose - great site. John
by joho
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Old European silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 4155

Re: Old European silver cup

Many thanks for your comments Theoderich. Unfortunately I don't think I can get any better photographs. My only reference is Rosenburg. The most similar Tubingen mark in Rosenburg is 4692 except the stamp in 4692 is shaped, whereas the stamp on the cup is rounded like 4693. John
by joho
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Old European silver cup
Replies: 13
Views: 4155

Re: Old European silver cup

Thanks Trev and Hose. Much appreciated! Yes some similarities with 4562 on the link, but looks like two distinct letters on the cup. John

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