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by mk209
Tue May 14, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees
Replies: 240
Views: 192898

Re: Some Known Journeymen Silversmiths and Other Employees

Jason Holt

Moses Moses

Apprenticed in 1762 to Jason Holt of Plymouth, Jeweller, for £80. 10s.

Source: Arnold - Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1773.
by mk209
Mon May 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

B & B Joseph 137 Fore st. Exeter was in business during 1828 as a pawnbroker and silversmiths. Barnet Lyon Joseph and his brother Benedict Joseph were in business together. Benedict carried on the pawnbroker part after Barnet left the business.
by mk209
Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

Barnets son Josephus B Joseph was born in Falmouth in 1828. Barnet Lyon came back to his birthplace during 1828 which ties into the date of his silvermarks, he is listed in Pigots being a silversmith and jeweller in Falmouth.

Matt.
by mk209
Sat May 11, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

B & B Joseph is listed operating in Exeter 1828.

It is most likely that the Barnet Joseph named is Barnet Lyon as the other candidate Barnet Joseph is listed as a wollen draper.

There is no trace of Benedictus, Ben or Benedictus was mostly used as a middle name.
by mk209
Fri May 10, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons
Replies: 7
Views: 7706

Re: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons

This mark is also noted on tablespoons dated 1787 and 1788 and on sugartongs.

This mark can be dated 1787-1788.

Other marks show that this mark overlaps the use of Josephs JH mark.
by mk209
Fri May 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

Barnet Lyon Joseph married Betsy Jacob in 1823.

He is listed as a watchmaker, jeweller & silversmith in Falmouth, Cornwall in the 1830’s
by mk209
Thu May 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 6
Views: 5998

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

This is my attribution of this mark:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=53495

Barnet Lyon Joseph 1801-1880
by mk209
Thu May 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

BLJ (1828) Exeter mark attribution

Barnet Lyon Joseph born June 29th 1801 in Falmouth, Cornwall, died October 26th 1880 in Birmingham, West Midlands. Barnet Lyon was the son of Lyon Joseph (a successful shipping merchant who ended up a broken man after losing money in trades and shipments) and Judith Joseph. He was one of many child...
by mk209
Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons
Replies: 7
Views: 7706

Re: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons

Just to add there is another silversmith with the initials JH: Joseph Hart of Plymouth. He arrived from Mannheim in 1770 aged 14 and by 1779 he was successful enough to contribute to the war levy. In 1798 he is described as a silversmith. He died in 1822 leaving £700-£800 of silver and gold and £400...
by mk209
Tue May 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

Re: Wagner 12 - maker/age help

Wow thankyou so much! Really appreciate your help, it’s a spoon I’ve had for a long time and I never knew anything much about it.

Really happy many thanks,

Matt.
by mk209
Tue May 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial marks?
Replies: 12
Views: 7071

Re: Provincial marks?

There’s since been a few theories and the name of Alexander Robertson has been at the forefront, a silversmith from Dumfries whose working period matches the types of spoons found.
by mk209
Tue May 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial marks?
Replies: 12
Views: 7071

Re: Provincial marks?

Years later and it still surprises me that this mark is associated with the name ‘Alexander Ross’ as this myth was completely quashed by Estelle Quick of the Tain museum. Alexander Ross was a name on a piece of Tain silver nothing to do with the AR mark. Since then the only Dingwall spoons to be fou...
by mk209
Mon May 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jedburgh Silver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: Jedburgh Silver?

It’s really good these items turning up even though sometimes they dispel previous attributions. It all adds up to a greater level of accuracy in mark attributions for future reference. It’s a great spoon because it provides evidence, it’s often why I buy items. Again thanks so much for taking the t...
by mk209
Mon May 06, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jedburgh Silver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: Jedburgh Silver?

From the pics Trev it really looks like just the ends of the punch have been used to make up the other 2 marks but I guess you are always more sure when you can study it in real life.

Matt
by mk209
Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jedburgh Silver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: Jedburgh Silver?

His working period is listed as 1835-49
by mk209
Mon May 06, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jedburgh Silver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: Jedburgh Silver?

If it is JMd then it was attributed in Jacksons from Cork, Ireland.......
by mk209
Mon May 06, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jedburgh Silver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: Jedburgh Silver?

If it is J.Mc then it’s a close match for James McEwan?
by mk209
Mon May 06, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jedburgh Silver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: Jedburgh Silver?

The other 2 marks are made from using the punch at the ends striking at a slight angle.

JMd

Interesting not seen this before, thanks for sharing.
by mk209
Sun May 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

Re: Wagner 12 - maker/age help

The spoon was bought in the UK years ago and when I got it, it was very tarnished so I polished it up and noticed on the ‘Wagner’ that it looked copper coloured underneath. I polished off the silver plating and found the spoon was indeed very copper coloured. The plating was silver, not chromium or ...
by mk209
Sun May 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

Re: Wagner 12 - maker/age help

I’ve collected silver for over 10 years now and I also work with silver and metals. Honestly this spoon was covered in silver plate. I know it doesn’t make sense but this was how it was.

It’s taken lots of polishing to get the plating off.

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