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by WesternPA
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D

Hi,

Thanks! It would be great to solve this one, but I suppose there are a number of marks that just can't be firmly attributed at this point.
by WesternPA
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D

Hello,

I haven't had any success tracking down this mark, which is fairly distinctive - not certain if it is even and American spoon at this point! Would appreciate any help on this one.

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Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Mark on German Arts and Crafts Silver and Coral Brooch
Replies: 0
Views: 1219

Mark on German Arts and Crafts Silver and Coral Brooch

Hi,

I am stumped on where to even look for information on the maker of this brooch, or how to describe the mark - any help would be appreciated!

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Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Sauce ladle with conjoined TC or CT
Replies: 3
Views: 2639

Re: Sauce ladle with conjoined TC or CT

Has Scottish been ruled out?
by WesternPA
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL

This is definitely the George Russell from Philadelphia; there are many examples of later Philadelphia spoons in earlier styles, made either to replace lost or damaged spoons from earlier sets, or made in an "antique" style to suit the tastes of a client. Moreover, the die for Russell's ma...
by WesternPA
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807

Hi,

Thank you so much! For some reason I didn't get notification of a reply - hence my lateness.

Much appreciated!
by WesternPA
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807

Hi, I am hoping for help on this one, as I do not have many good references for Swedish silver - I have a pierced Swedish mustard or similar jar with a handle and removable lid, and the base and the lid are each marked with four marks (badly photographed here). One is the maker's mark, SWS, and the ...
by WesternPA
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help Identifying Hallmark
Replies: 10
Views: 4206

Re: Help Identifying Hallmark

By the way, the stamped initials (the "S" and "F" and any similar stamped letters) would be for the owner, and the stars between are merely decorative. The other marks are true French hallmarks.
by WesternPA
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help Identifying Hallmark
Replies: 10
Views: 4206

Re: Help Identifying Hallmark

Hi,

The marks appear to be pre-Revolutionary (pre-1789) French. I will check my references to see what city or jurisdiction might be a good candidate.

Cheers!
by WesternPA
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope

Hi Trev,

Can you recommend any particular references that show pictures of these armorials? I am struggling with the proper terminology. Thanks for the leads on the knot!
by WesternPA
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope

Hello, I wondered if anyone is able to identify this armorial of two pieces of rope entwined - it is engraved upon an early 19th Century stuffing spoon hallmarked for London. It seems an unusual choice! http://i62.tinypic.com/2mqvzbm.jpg (admin photo edit - images too large - link only - see Posting...
by WesternPA
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Re: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O

Thanks - that seems like a good candidate!
by WesternPA
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O

This teaspoon seems like it might be a New York or Pennsylvania piece, but I really have no leads, even with the fairly uncommon initials. Am I missing the obvious? Thanks!

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by WesternPA
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible Provincial?
Replies: 6
Views: 4592

Re: Possible Provincial?

This mark is attributed to Thomas Trotter, silversmith and watchmaker of Charlotte, N.C., on page 175 of "Silversmiths of North Carolina" (1984 edition).
by WesternPA
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: R. T. Reynolds spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 3721

Re: R. T. Reynolds spoons

The Ovid Bee (published in Ovid, Seneca, NY between 1838-1870), had a notice dated May 7, 1851 that talked about Rochester Melodeons (musical instruments), and mentioned that one such instrument has been left at "R. T. Reynolds' Silversmith Shop in this place..." Links below are to a digit...
by WesternPA
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Three Mystery Teasspoons - Three Different Makers
Replies: 1
Views: 1685

Three Mystery Teasspoons - Three Different Makers

Hello, I thought I'd seek help with these three, as I've run into a brick wall at this point. Not sure of the origin of any of these spoons, though one has some definite Irish characteristics, and could be Irish Provincial or if American, from Baltimore. Would appreciate any help anyone can offer! F...
by WesternPA
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: American Coin Silver Teaspoon Marked "JP" - Any Thoughts?
Replies: 0
Views: 1596

American Coin Silver Teaspoon Marked "JP" - Any Thoughts?

Hi All, This one has stumped me for a few years - I have a feeling it is Western Pennsylvania or somewhere West or Southwest of that, but really have no leads. Has anyone come across other pieces bearing this mark, or perhaps have a guess as to origin/maker? http://i61.tinypic.com/289fy34.jpg Thanks!

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