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by Sasropakis
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Very large basting spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: Very large basting spoon

The inscription certainly points out to Scandinavia. It's in Swedish but might be the same in Norwegian (but in Danish it should be "minde") and means "memory of 16 July" which combined with the initials could be for marriage or anniversary. The decoration looks like bright cut e...
by Sasropakis
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Very large basting spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: Very large basting spoon

Somehow the decoration reminds me of this Norwegian spoon featured here some time ago: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=53174 Maybe you or someone else could check the book mentioned in the thread. If it's Norwegian provincial silver it could explain the absence of assay marks...
by Sasropakis
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

Re: Silver Coffee Tea Set Deco with Tray 5 pieces

I don't think it's "Amerikad" in the old documend above but "N. Amerika d. 2/4 84" where "d." stands for "den" meaning "the" so in Swedish "Flyttat till Norra Amerika den 2 april (18)84 and in English "moved to North America on the 2nd of A...
by Sasropakis
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Please help me identify the Swedish silversmith of the cruet
Replies: 3
Views: 3569

Re: Please help me identify the Swedish silversmith of the cruet

Seems to be Jakob Lundberg. For reference:

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(Sorry, couldn't find any non-commercial site to show the hallmark.)
by Sasropakis
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with Dating my Belgium Antwerp Silver
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: Help with Dating my Belgium Antwerp Silver

Those are most likely salts and the earliest date based on the style is somewhere in the late 18th century. The crowned hand looks like Antwerp but someone else can probably give more exact information. The photos could be a bit higher resolution as it's quite difficult to see the smallest hallmark....
by Sasropakis
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Spoon with design of a turkey on back ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5091

Re: Spoon with design of a turkey on back ?

The initials in dot style / pricked engraving seem to indicate Northern Europe / Scandinavia. I didn't notice the initials in the photo as they are so faint due to reflection. That kind of engraving was often used for example in Finland in lower quality items like beakers made for the (wealthy) peas...
by Sasropakis
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Spoon with design of a turkey on back ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5091

Re: Spoon with design of a turkey on back ?

Just another guess. The maker's mark somehow reminds me of early American coin silver marks which would also explain why it's not assayed. But unfortunately I couldn't find any matching maker and I'm not really familiar with American coin silver at all.
by Sasropakis
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Spoon with design of a turkey on back ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5091

Re: Spoon with design of a turkey on back ?

It's difficult to say for sure but to me the style of the spoon looks like British but on the other hand it doesn't look it's made there. Of course this is just speculation as the style was also imitated in other countries and the spoon is apparently not assayed as there's only the maker's mark. The...
by Sasropakis
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver handle maker JH pre 1784
Replies: 5
Views: 3215

Re: Silver handle maker JH pre 1784

Could that be Joseph Hicks from Exeter? He was active 1780-1835 so if it's him the date would be around 1780-84. I'm not that familiar with provincial silver but I think the town mark was frequently omitted in small items like in London and the lion passant can look quite similar to London.
by Sasropakis
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Lilliputians sugar tongs
Replies: 4
Views: 3025

Re: Lilliputians sugar tongs

Here's a link to an article by Graham Hodges about miniature Georgian silver sugar tongs (of course your tongs are not Georgian but I guess the same reasons could apply in this case too): http://www.ascasonline.org/ARTICOLONOVEM176.html "1. They were made for toy sets of silver-ware; 2. They we...
by Sasropakis
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Danish or Finnish Silver Hallmark???
Replies: 6
Views: 5530

Re: Danish or Finnish Silver Hallmark???

I don't think it's Sweden 1808 either. Theoretically it could also be Finland 1808 too, because Finland was the part of Sweden and became an autonomous grand duchy under Russian empire the next year and started the year letters from start in 1810=A. But in this case the Swedish three crowns assay ma...
by Sasropakis
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Danish or Finnish Silver Hallmark???
Replies: 6
Views: 5530

Re: Danish or Finnish Silver Hallmark???

The hallmarks don't look Finnish to me. The five pointed crown assay mark is missing (highly unlikely if the date mark is there) and the round one (town mark?) doesn't resemble any Finnish mark that I would know. If it was Finnish the year B3 would be 1859 but I couldn't find any matching silversmit...
by Sasropakis
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another Quiz Anybody ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3088

Re: Another Quiz Anybody ?

Interesting item indeed. I should have noted that the ends of the arms are from teaspoons instead of sugar tongs as I assumed. The trefoil shaped bowls are quite odd as I've never seen such in sugar tongs. But at least I was right that the tongs were converted from some other item. Maybe one could c...
by Sasropakis
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another Quiz Anybody ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3088

Re: Another Quiz Anybody ?

My guess would be that they are converted from ordinary sugar tongs made in the late 18th century (after 1786, based on the duty mark). Andiron tongs were popular in the early 18th century but the hallmarks and decoration indicate the last quarter of the century.
by Sasropakis
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Are these two small ladles from Estonia?
Replies: 6
Views: 3565

Re: Are these two small ladles from Estonia?

Could the makers mark be TT (upside down in the photo) for Thomas Tookey?

https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Mak ... omasTookey

Though I'm not sure how this would match with the date letter (which I can't really decipher).
by Sasropakis
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with Maker's Mark Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: Help with Maker's Mark Please

Looks like Francis Higgins III, London 1891.
by Sasropakis
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London Makers Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: London Makers Mark

The makers mark seems to be James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler (1884..1908, registered Oct 1884):
https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Mak ... JZ.html#JW
The date letter is "n" so that would be London 1908.
by Sasropakis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon
Replies: 18
Views: 7888

Re: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon

The other coat of arms could be that of the Stierncrona family: https://www.adelsvapen.com/genealogi/Stierncrona_nr_166 (the one in the centre) Moreover Casimir Carl Oskar Reuterskiöld married friherrinnan Johanna Charlotta (Jeanette) Stierncrona in 1844 (see TAB 32 of the Reuterskiöld link in the p...
by Sasropakis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon
Replies: 18
Views: 7888

Re: Mysterious Marks on Gothenburg Spoon

I don't know if this thread is still active or if the problem has been solved. Google search just bought me here and I noticed the Finnish article so I thought to enlighten you about it's content (I'm from Finland). So basically it's about a silver spoon made in Helsinki in 1791 and stamped with all...

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