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by Waylander
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Re: Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook

Hi I'll let someone else with more expertise comment on the style/pattern and possible dates. As regards the mark, the excellent website run by the esteemed Wm Voss doesn't list a silversmith with that name, but does list a retailer (jeweler) called Charles A Cook, born 1849 and probably active mid ...
by Waylander
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: antique French oil&vinegar set - 1795?
Replies: 8
Views: 2923

Re: antique French oil&vinegar set - 1795?

I'm no expert on French silver, but I had a glance at my copy of Tardy, who seems to indicate (page 188) that the lady-head mark (used by the Association of Gold and Silversmiths) was found 50 years later on some Paris pieces (and shown as being used from 1794 to ?)....perhaps suggesting that your s...
by Waylander
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Sterling silver necklace with unknown marks
Replies: 2
Views: 2886

Re: Sterling silver necklace with unknown marks

Agree with RedMask. The use of STG as an abbreviation for sterlking was/is quite common. There is no formal hallmarking system/register in Australia and thus no register of maker's marks. However, in a country with some unique fauna it is not uncommon for an Australian piece to be punched with an an...
by Waylander
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: A strange object in the determination and identification.
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: A strange object in the determination and identification.

Hi

Can't help with the use of the item.

Assume you know the following (which I'm putting in just for others looking at this thread):

* Italian 925 sterling standard.
* Made post 1968
* Made in Firenze by the maker assigned the 665 number.

Regards

Waylander
by Waylander
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Country of Origin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Re: Country of Origin?

G'day Trev

My initial impression when I looked at it was - South East Asian (the orchid design is nicely done), but the symbol (crown/bird) custom added to buyer request? May explain the lack of 'initial' hallmarks. Anyway, just a "shot in the dark".

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Small English Sterling Oval Footed Bowl - Salt Cellar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Small English Sterling Oval Footed Bowl - Salt Cellar?

William Skeen is another possibility, assuming the maker's mark was punched on an inverted basis from the assay office marks.

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1767 London Sterling Coffee Pot, can't read the mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: 1767 London Sterling Coffee Pot, can't read the mark

Hi Great item. Date - Agree with 1767. Very distinctive (unique?) "M" date letter. Maker - The mark is very rubbed. However, it looks like that the mark is italicised, begins with maybe a "W" and in a quite unique looking cartouche. Options: 1. On this page here (http://www.silve...
by Waylander
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Small English Sterling Oval Footed Bowl - Salt Cellar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Small English Sterling Oval Footed Bowl - Salt Cellar?

Hi Date - I may be off the mark here (and if so, someone will correct me!), but you've got a Crowned Leopard Head - so we'd have to be looking pre 1822 - and specifically I think 1784 (29 May to 30 November, because there is no duty mark?). Think Sampson Mordan may be a bit too late in date? Maker -...
by Waylander
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: WM Rogers spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Re: WM Rogers spoon

Hi Silver plate, not sterling - William Rogers is a well known maker. Refer this link http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_R3.html - founded 1865, so dated some time after that. Became part of the International Silver Co in 1898 I understand, which may account for the I S markings. So personally susp...
by Waylander
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Barker Ellis Silver Co money clip
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Barker Ellis Silver Co money clip

Thanks for the information Trev

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Interesting Danish marks
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: Interesting Danish marks

Thanks all for your comments - and apologies for the close up of my gloves! I'll clean the clasp shortly - it's a piece owned by my parents, they always thought it was just sterling silver! Mum vaguely recalls picking it up at an antique store many moons ago. Always good to have some history with a ...
by Waylander
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Barker Ellis Silver Co money clip
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Barker Ellis Silver Co money clip

Cheers Phil - appreciate your response

Waylander
by Waylander
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Interesting Danish marks
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: Interesting Danish marks

Many thanks Dendriet!

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Barker Ellis Silver Co money clip
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Barker Ellis Silver Co money clip

Hi all

Here is a money clip I received as a present. I'm a little puzzled by the lack of a date letter - did the 2002 Jubilee mark double as a date letter? I didn't think so....

Image

Any help appreciated

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Interesting Danish marks
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Interesting Danish marks

Hi all Interesting family piece (although I don't know how it arrived in the family!). Pendant. Maker may be Bernard Hertz (open to suggestions though). The clasp is marked BH, 925S, which is fairly normal. But it is the other mark that interests me. Why does the 585 mark signify on what appears to ...
by Waylander
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: M & Co 5581 Silverplate Dish..
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: M & Co 5581 Silverplate Dish..

Hi

I've seen that mark attributed to Marples & Co of Sheffield, active at Napier St, Sheffield (1900-1907). Hard to be definite about silver plate marks as they weren't required to register marks with the Assay Office (as c.f. silversmiths)

Regards

Waylander
by Waylander
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Large Spoon B Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Large Spoon B Mark

Hi Moonshine I'm not an expert at all in French silver, but I think you have the right section. The top mark looks to be the provincial fineness mark for 800 silver, 1819-1838 (the shape of the cartouche is quite distinctive). That would leave the guarantee mark (the oval shape at the bottom) and th...
by Waylander
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help to identify the pendant maker/age
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: Help to identify the pendant maker/age

Hi Elena Maker is Joseph and Richard Griffin of Chester. Active from 1895/1896 onwards. Date letter is rubbed, but looks to be in the style of letters from 1901-1925 - but probably before 1913 as the maker became a Ltd company then and the mark changed. Link here for the date letter table - http://w...
by Waylander
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silversmith J.C. WILSON
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: Silversmith J.C. WILSON

Hi

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for your post. While I can't help, we have a number of experts in American coin silver who may be able to assist.

Really like the story behind the spoon too.

Regards

Waylander
by Waylander
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Identification - Unknown Maker
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Re: Identification - Unknown Maker

Cheers Miles. The maker's mark you describe certainly fits what I have, so I'll use Mr Portelli as the tentative attribution.

Thanks for your help

Waylander

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