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by paulh
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with hallmarks British Colonial ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4404

Re: Help with hallmarks British Colonial ?

From the style of the spoon, the engraving and the pseudo hallmark, I would say that these were American from the first half of the 19th century.
by paulh
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers

Hello Trev, That would seem logical. I am not sure what that mark which looks like a tulip is. I am sure I have seen it somewhere, but I can't find any reference to it.


Regards,
Paul.
by paulh
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Matthew Bouton or Mappin Brothers

This is an Old Sheffield Plate Salver with marks which I have seem attributed to both Matthew Boulton and Mappin Brothers. Can anyone give me a definite attribution? Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/OSP/th_IMG_1165.jpg http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/OSP/...
by paulh
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplated spoon and fork
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: Silverplated spoon and fork

This is what is know as a “Parish Pattern”, in this case King’s pattern. These were patterns not registered to a particular maker. Often the blanks were made by a particular manufacturer, in the case of this pattern, in their thousands, and sold to another company to be plated to their own specifica...
by paulh
Mon May 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Egyptian Silver Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Re: Egyptian Silver Spoon

That does seem to be one of the trade names used by flatware makers for their unplated nickle silver pieces. It is an alloy of nickle, copper and zinc which can be polished to look like silver.
by paulh
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: William Pearce.
Replies: 4
Views: 7180

William Pearce.

This is an ordinary fiddle teaspoon, which appears to be by William Pearce of Plymouth, with an Exeter date letter for 1821. The records I have seen suggests that William Pearce worked until around 1796. Am I barking up the wrong tree here and can anyone explain this anomaly? Paul. http://i1264.phot...
by paulh
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial?
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Re: Scottish provincial?

I am also wondering about the possibility of a George Smith duty dodger. I do have a few on which he has simply distorted the mark to obscure it. Maybe this is a variation on a theme.
by paulh
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial?
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Re: Scottish provincial?

I see what you mean Trev. I shall claim that it is the Loch Ness Monster and it is the only know piece of Drumnadrochit silver!

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial?
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Scottish provincial?

I am trying to figure out who made this Old English table spoon. The initials seem to be “G S” in script. The thrice struck mark is similar to the Cancer mark used by certain Aberdeen silversmiths. Am I putting two and two together to make five in leaning towards George Sangster? http://i1264.photob...
by paulh
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Celtic point teaspoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 7631

Re: Celtic point teaspoon.

Thanks Trev. It's obvious once you know.Just looked in Douglas Bennett's book and there it is!

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Celtic point teaspoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 7631

Celtic point teaspoon.

This is a typical Celtic point teaspoon, but I am having a problem tracing the maker. I have posted this in the Scottish section, but I might be wrong. The maker’s mark appears to be “I N” and there is also a trace of a mark to the left, which has been struck with only half the mark on the spoon. An...
by paulh
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Re: Help please!

That is an EPNS (Electro plated nickel silver) Dubarry pattern spoon. I would suggest that the maker would be John Round of Sheffield.
by paulh
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wollenweber date puzzle.
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: Wollenweber date puzzle.

Thanks Silverfan. Another mystery solved.
by paulh
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wollenweber date puzzle.
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Wollenweber date puzzle.

This is a sugar sifter with what I interperate as a Munich mark for 1822. The maker’s name is clearly Wollenweber, but the only references that I can find for such a silversmith in Munich is for an Eduard Wollenweber who was born in 1822. If my dating is correct this would make him a rather young si...
by paulh
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: "H Hall Silver"
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

"H Hall Silver"

Here is a interesting little thing, from the days before the Trades Descriptions Act. This is a medal or fob made from Walker & Hall’s “nickle silver” alloy, marketed under the name of “H Hall” Silver”. Later to be re-branded “Oruba” I am assuming that these fobs were given away as a marketing t...
by paulh
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??
Replies: 8
Views: 3598

Re: Petty sure this is silverplate but age and country

Here is the same mark. It is on a mustard spoon. It is not silver plated, which might suggest that the blade on the knife above is silver with a plated handle. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/Forum/th_IMG_8549.jpg http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/Forum/th_IMG_8...
by paulh
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Another Victorian oddity.
Replies: 0
Views: 897

Another Victorian oddity.

Here is an oddity. It is silver plated and at 21cm, around the size of a table spoon. The head is of a larger proportion than a table spoon, but bowled with four tines. It has a registration mark for March 1883. It is obviously for serving something and is actually suitable for all sorts of foods, b...
by paulh
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Possibly Malta.
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Possibly Malta.

Found it! Thanks to Dendriet for posting the link: http://silberpunze.freehost.ag/
in another topic. It is Bernburg, Germany.
by paulh
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Rat-Tail Hanoverian - MM with Crescent above
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Re: Rat-Tail Hanoverian - MM with Crescent above

The cross is the town mark of Tallinn/Revel, Estonia, C above MM is the mark of Christian Mathias Möring, working from 1742 - 1787.

Paul.
by paulh
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Possibly Malta.
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Possibly Malta.

Hello Theoderich. Thanks for the reply. What was this mark on? Did you manage to identify it?

Paul.

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