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by asheland
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Is this American Colonial?
Replies: 14
Views: 6234

Re: Is this American Colonial?

Hello! Sorry about the delay in posting. Here is the spoon: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1688/11946691/21233928/412868905.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1688/11946691/21233928/412868906.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1688/11946691/21233928/412868909.jpg
by asheland
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Is this American Colonial?
Replies: 14
Views: 6234

Is this American Colonial?

These marks are on a Hanoverian Rattail tablespoon:
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Does anyone recognize this mark?
by asheland
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

The body would have been spun (similar to a potter turning pottery) The cherubs would have been cast then applied (soldered) to the piece. The beading is likely die rolled. So on a piece like this, some machine work, some hand work. Gorham's earlier work had a lot more hand work than the later stuff...
by asheland
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

You're welcome! :)
I am in the same boat, I am a big fan of coin silver, too.
Wait until you discover a piece of southern coin. That's really exciting!
by asheland
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

Cheryl is absolutely correct. Those are actually cool and don't harm the piece whatsoever! The trick is finding somebody that has one. My friend Tom has one and I scanned a Coffin End tablespoon with it. It's very interesting to see the true composition of an older item: Miles Gorham tablespoon, c.1...
by asheland
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

Please don't! I assure you that's coin...

If I was buying that on eBay given those pics, I would buy it with no hesitation.
If you have it tested, it's possible it could be damaged.

I promise you 100% that piece is coin. :o)
by asheland
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

I'm honestly not sure the reason for the zero prefix. I just know that the Lion Anchor G is solid silver (coin or sterling) and if it's silver plated, it's the anchor only mark.
by asheland
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

From what I understand, the model number refers to that very piece, the next size up, or a similar vase that's a tad bit different could be a number higher, etc. If you found the same exact vase, it should have the same number. For instance, this piece: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1688/11946691...
by asheland
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: please help identify the date
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

Re: please help identify the date

That's Durgin under Gorham's ownership.
Probably 1930-50ish?


Welcome to the site. :o)
by asheland
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

1865-68 is very possible. Remember, 1868 started the sterling standard and they were very consistent with the year codes. A for 1868, B for 1869 and so on. I would firmly date that vase to 1860-67. That's how I would date it, and it's still a nice narrow window of time. I've read that model numbers ...
by asheland
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

This is certainly coin silver and 1860's.
660 is the model number.

Terrific piece!
by asheland
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Identifying a spoon's heel (drop)
Replies: 31
Views: 25171

Re: Identifying a spoon's heel (drop)

Great thread indeed! :o)
by asheland
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: 1860s Gorham sterling silver bud vase with cherubs

I'd like to see this also.
Sounds like coin silver from the description.
by asheland
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: William Eaton
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: William Eaton

Thank you very much for the information!
by asheland
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: William Eaton
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

William Eaton

I know the bottom set of hallmarks is William Eaton (1836)
But the top one, 1814, is that also William Eaton?

I really need a copy of Grimwade, I know. :o)

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Thanks in advance!
by asheland
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Pavel Ovchinnikov Spoon, Genuine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Pavel Ovchinnikov Spoon, Genuine?

Thank you for the replies! :-)
by asheland
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Pavel Ovchinnikov Spoon, Genuine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Pavel Ovchinnikov Spoon, Genuine?

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by asheland
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Pavel Ovchinnikov Spoon, Genuine?
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Pavel Ovchinnikov Spoon, Genuine?

I just got this piece and it's not my main area of collecting... Is this genuine? I'll say the work is exceptional! http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1688/11946691/21233928/412583081.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1688/11946691/21233928/412583083.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1688/119466...
by asheland
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's and Date marks help
Replies: 14
Views: 3385

Re: Maker's and Date marks help

1817? Looks it a little...

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