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by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Do You Know this Maker?
Replies: 5
Views: 3229

Re: Do You Know this Maker?

Hi and welcome to the forum. Your grandmother's brooch was assayed in London in 1915/16. The maker's name has at least one letter missing from the front, probably due to a poor striking of the punch. The letters BRS are short for "Brothers" but without knowing the missing letter or letters...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 20, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Marks on silver spectacles frames
Replies: 6
Views: 5158

Re: Marks on silver spectacles frames

Hi and welcome to the forum. Your spectacles are English and bear a London hallmark for 1829/30. Although there is no assay office mark (it would have been the uncrowned leopard's head), the other marks point to this location and date. I have not seen enough spectacle frames from this sort of time t...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th/18th century tankard?
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: 17th/18th century tankard?

I think that you are right in thinking that the tankard dates from 1689. The maker's mark, a script D in a punch with a blip at the bottom and 2 "ears" at the top, has been noted by Jackson with dates ranging from 1685 to 1696, but without identification. I suspect that the repoussé work m...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help for yesr snd maker
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: Help for yesr snd maker

That will be the assay office mark (uncrowned leopard's head for London) and the lion passant for sterling silver. When the image is inverted the assay office mark is much more obvious.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help for yesr snd maker
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Re: Help for yesr snd maker

Assuming that it is in fact a London mark (without an image of the rest of the hallmark we cannot be certain) there is still a problem in that the date letter is indistinct - it may be lower case letter "l" for 1866. TJ would probably therefore be Thomas Johnson.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun May 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying an old gold ring
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

Re: Help identifying an old gold ring

HI and welcome to the forum. I assume from the way your query is worded that you are quoting a third party with the identification of the hallmark. You have been misinformed. The gold hallmarks for 1851 and 1927 are very similar and yours is 1927. The key to the identification is the maker's mark; I...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 11, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Help in identifying marks on golden vesta case
Replies: 2
Views: 2393

Re: Help in identifying marks on golden vesta case

The basic mark seems to be a 9-carat gold hallmark from Birmingham with the date letter "d" for 1903 as you have worked out. The maker's mark on the left is probably a worn-down mark of Horace Woodward & Co: http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Shared/HW+CoLd-HoraceWoodwardAndCoLt...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 10, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: I cannot Figure the 3rd mark. Pleas help ID
Replies: 1
Views: 4109

Re: I cannot Figure the 3rd mark. Pleas help ID

Hi and welcome to the forum. There are no date marks here as the mark is the trademark of the US Gorham company (see https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_G3.html) and not a Birmingham hallmark - the third mark is "G" for Gorham. I have therefore moved your post from its original positio...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 10, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identifying letter hallmarks
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Help identifying letter hallmarks

Hi and welcome to the forum. The following should help with your images: How to Add Images Posting Requirements Please embed your images rather than posting links and remember to use the 'Preview' button before submitting your post. If your images don't show up there we won't be able to see them eit...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

Great work, Matt! That is enough to convince me.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with date and maker
Replies: 5
Views: 2979

Re: Help with date and maker

Your candlestick is more correctly called a chamberstick. It has a London hallmark for the assay year 1749/50 and the maker's mark of William Gould, a known maker of candlesticks and associated items.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun May 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Elaborate SP Hollow-ware Hallmark Search
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Elaborate SP Hollow-ware Hallmark Search

The manufacturer's mark is actually THB - Thomas Henry Blake - and S for Sheffield. Blake was active 1887 until 1911. I believe that the crown on plated wares was outlawed a little later than you quote, during the 1890s, so that dates your fish knives and forks to c1890.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tankard London 1767 W.T
Replies: 4
Views: 2636

Re: Tankard London 1767 W.T

It is likely that Tuite registered several marks. Only one, WT in an oval, is definitely his. Grimwade shows sketches of 4 other marks which he believes may be Tuite, one of which looks like the mark on your mug; all of the dates which Grimwade quotes coincide with the lost Largeworkers' Register. T...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tankard London 1767 W.T
Replies: 4
Views: 2636

Re: Tankard London 1767 W.T

I think that this is probably Grimwade's mark number 3901 in his "Unregistered Marks" section. This section includes marks which are not necessarily "unregistered", but which were most likely included in one of the lost / missing registers of Smallworkers (1739-1758) and Largewor...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Mark help :)
Replies: 5
Views: 3881

Re: Mark help :)

You will find this mark and the registration details on the very helpful site of the Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths. If you want to see it for yourself go to http://www.incorporationofgoldsmiths.org/, click on the "Archive of Hallmarks" link and sign up for access.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 03, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Mark help :)
Replies: 5
Views: 3881

Re: Mark help :)

It looks like it might be CA which is the mark of Celtic Art Industries Ltd of East Kilbride. They registered a plain CA cameo mark in 1974.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Ram's Head Bracelet
Replies: 3
Views: 2555

Re: Ram's Head Bracelet

Many thanks to you both.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 02, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Ram's Head Bracelet
Replies: 3
Views: 2555

Ram's Head Bracelet

Can anybody help with the origin of this bracelet please. It is marked only "925" and "H.14". I believe that it dates from the 1930's and may have had a Mediterranean origin. http://i66.tinypic.com/b4j52p.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/1zxurzd.jpg Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: A Mystery Whistle.........
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: A Mystery Whistle.........

Does anything happen if you block up the four holes around the ring?

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Fruit ? fork and knife Birmingham
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

Re: Fruit ? fork and knife Birmingham

I think that the date letter is "b" for 1876 and that J.G is John Gilbert. His is definitely the mark on the knife blade with the "I" date mark for 1857. My only problem with the date mark on the forks is that I would have expected the punch to be an oval shape rather than the cu...

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