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by Sasropakis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Soup ladle marks
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Soup ladle marks

The date letter could be "T" for 1774. The visible parts, especially the "tail" would fit in the character. Not sure about the maker's mark. Is it W+something (for example WF for William Fearn) or upside down BM?
by Sasropakis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

I don't think that the "centre piece" of the crown has any specific meaning but it's just a part of a marquis' crown. It's not like a crest in British heraldry and therefore can't be used to identify the owner. So basically it's just a crown of a marquis and without any additional informat...
by Sasropakis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

I agree with "silvermakersmarks" that it's John Lambe. The spoons are pre-1781 because they don't have date letter and John Lambe's mark in 1770's was quite peculiar joint IL. I have actually a teaspoon by him which is almost identical. The only difference is that in my spoon the feather e...
by Sasropakis
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Who is this Religious figure on Norwegian napkin ring?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Who is this Religious figure on Norwegian napkin ring?

My guess would be Eysteinn Erlendsson who was the archbishop of Nidaros when they started to build the cathedral: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eysteinn_Erlendsson
There are no attributes in the picture so basically it could be any other (catholic) bishop though.
by Sasropakis
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: North european, Hanau?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: North european, Hanau?

The town mark appears to be that of Danzig (today Gdansk in Poland). I don't have sources to identify the maker's mark but maybe someone with more knowledge about German silver can help you. I don't think they are Hanau pseudo hallmarks as there are only two marks; usually there would be more. But w...
by Sasropakis
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tea Caddy Spoon Hallmark & Maker Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Tea Caddy Spoon Hallmark & Maker Help Please

If it's Exeter and 1819 the maker could be Owen Fielding: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Mak ... -JP.html#O
The maker's mark looks like it could be QF but I think it's just double punched OF.
by Sasropakis
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1773 london assay?
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: 1773 london assay?

Yes, that appears to be London 1773. The date letter "S" is similar to 1873 and 1933 but the hallmarks don't include a duty mark (soveraign's head) which was used from 1784 until late 19th century and the town mark of London, leopard's head, has a crown which was removed in 1821 so this le...
by Sasropakis
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1801 London, twin dishes with spoon holes, exceptionally well made. What are they??
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: 1801 London, twin dishes with spoon holes, exceptionally well made. What are they??

I don't think the featured hallmark is a negative relief but it just looks like one due to the photo.
by Sasropakis
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.

I've seen some owner's marks used in the 18th and 19th centuries to mark sets of flatware. I don't mean properly engraving a crest or initials which was more usual but simply punching a stamp (for example a heraldic symbol) to the items. A bit like libraries used to stamp their books. Sometimes when...
by Sasropakis
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.

That's an interesting looking item indeed. That kind of reliquaries were made in medieval time and if you have shown it to experts then it's most likely medieval and the patina seems consistent too. I'm not familiar with medieval hallmarking practices but my guess would be that the marks could be so...
by Sasropakis
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.

It would be helpful to see photos of the whole item to judge whether it's indeed medieval or not. To me the surface looks more like silver plated and there seem to be suspiciously many hallmarks for a medieval item.
by Sasropakis
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austrian Art Deco mocha set with Diana Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Austrian Art Deco mocha set with Diana Mark

I can't help with the hallmarks but the style of the set is very interesting. It echoes the style of neoclassical porcelain items from late 18th and early 19th century made for example by Meissen during the Marcolini period. Especially the handles are strikingly similar.
by Sasropakis
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: British sterling?
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: British sterling?

I would just have the broken piece soldered but only if the cost is reasonable. Removing the other bowl would damage the piece even more and make it look rather odd in my opinion. Despite their age Georgian sugar tongs aren't especially valuable so some might even just scrap damaged items although I...
by Sasropakis
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: British sterling?
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: British sterling?

Cast tongs are notorious to be quite fragile so most of them have had repairs at some point. Professional silversmith can probably fix the broken piece rather easily. Or were you thinking about replacing the missing part too? That might be quite expensive.
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray

I found a drawing of Simon Jouet's mark on this book and it shows the rather distict shape of the mark: https://archive.org/details/oldlondonsilver00howagoog/page/n348 It's almost like a cloud (I don't know if there's a proper term for it) and the shape is very similar to the one on the tray. Additi...
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray

Could it be Simon Jouet? His mark looks quite like the the mark here; especially the shape of the shield.
by Sasropakis
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Maker's Mark / General thoughts 1753 Snuffer Tray

The hallmarks look fine to me. Although the maker's mark is unfortunately damaged it shouldn't be impossible to find a match. The last letter is probably script I (or J; might even be T) and the shield shape is also peculiar so if someone has time and patience to go through London makers' mark list ...
by Sasropakis
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Can anyone help with this crest?
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Can anyone help with this crest?

If hatching is applied properly [see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatching_(heraldry)] I would say that the field on the husband's coat of arms is azure (blue) as there seem to be horizontal lines. The fess and lions could be argent (silver) because there's no hatching. On the other hand the cross...
by Sasropakis
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spoon, "GN", 1664
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Spoon, "GN", 1664

Based on the owners' initials it could be Scandinavian. The initials/names seem to include patronymics which were typical in Scandinavia. For example it could be something like Valdemar PettersSon Lund and Maria DanielsDotter in Swedish.
by Sasropakis
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: St. Vladimir pendant (M. Perkhin)

It's not Order of St. Vladimir but just a pendant shaped like an icon with a picture of St. Vladimir (or some other saint). But in any case it definitely doesn't look convincing.

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