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by paulh
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Stg Silver.
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

Re: Stg Silver.

Thanks Trev. My New Zealand references are limited to a couple of lines in the Australian book.

Happy New Year.

Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: GR&Co?
Replies: 0
Views: 1054

GR&Co?

This is an hourglass pattern table spoon. It is of a really good gauge silver, but the maker and origins are eluding me. The marks are ‘GR&Co’ or ‘GR&C’ with what looks like a journeyman’s mark or a tally mark. All suggestions welcome. Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilve...
by paulh
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Stg Silver.
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

Stg Silver.

This is a fork with a ‘jade’ handle. It is marked ‘STG SILVER’ and ?&Co. Over stamped with S.D I have looked through all my reference for an idea of its origins, without success. I originally thought it might be Australia. Would any have any ideas? Paul http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/...
by paulh
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: William Welch.
Replies: 5
Views: 7760

Re: William Welch.

Thanks Miles. I thought you would have the answer.

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: William Welch.
Replies: 5
Views: 7760

William Welch.

Here is a nice table spoon with an Exeter hallmark for 1807 and a maker’s mark W.W This is where the puzzle starts. There seem to be two maker’s called William Welch, both with an identical mark. The first William Welch was working in Plymouth Dock from 1760, with evidence that he was still trading ...
by paulh
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Georg Jensen ladle
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Georg Jensen ladle

Can anyone help me with the pattern of this Georg Jensen ladle please. It has a Copenhagen mark for 1925 and London import mark for the same year.

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by paulh
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Channel Islands?
Replies: 10
Views: 5069

Re: Channel Islands?

Thanks for the information. Netherlands does make sense, taking into account the style. Here is a clearer picture of the marks on the other two spoons. There is a Swiss maker’s mark which matches this one, but that does not tie in with the other spoon being Dutch. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...
by paulh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Channel Islands?
Replies: 10
Views: 5069

Re: Channel Islands?

Hello Trev,
Switzerland was one place my search took me, but they just looked so 'British', that I had doubts. The bird with a fish does occur in Switzerland. Maybe it is a red herring!

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Channel Islands?
Replies: 10
Views: 5069

Channel Islands?

These are three matching bright cut spoons, which I thought were Channel Islands. One spoon is marked differently to the other two. The odd one having a bird with a fish in its beak , with a capital ‘D’ in a shield and an indistinguishable mark. The other two have ‘PD’ in a trefoil about a 5 point s...
by paulh
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Monogram deciphering.
Replies: 1
Views: 1207

Monogram deciphering.

I know this is not a family crest, but I have been asked by a friend if can decipher this monogram. Any help would be appreciated. Just a few clues; it is on a silver plated tea glass holder from 1895, which is currently in Moscow, as it has been for living memory. http://i1264.photobucket.com/album...
by paulh
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: J.S. Salt Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: J.S. Salt Spoon

Thanks Trev. That would make sense. The colour is all wrong for electroplate.
Paul.
by paulh
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: J.S. Salt Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

J.S. Salt Spoon

Can anyone help me with this mark. It is on a fiddle salt spoon, which appears to be silver or very good N.S.

Thanks.

Paul.


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by paulh
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 6926

Re: Estonian mark?

Well, I didn’t expect top open such a can of worms when I asked the initial question, but it has raised some interesting points of discussion. Further to Maurice’s point about spoons being made to be used, this is quite a valid point, but there are exceptions to this logical idea. I recently came ac...
by paulh
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 6926

Re: Estonian mark?

Thank you Gentlemen. That is just the information that I needed to continue the search. My original thought that they might be Estonian, was due to the similarity of the mark to ones which I had previously seen. However, Oel’s Dutch marks have shown that this kind of device is more widespread and I ...
by paulh
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 6926

Re: Estonian mark?

I initiated this post for speculation as to the spoon’s origins. Whilst I can understand the comments regarding the gilding, it should not be immediately regarded a ‘too good’. One has only to see pieces such as the William Cawdell spoons, known as the ‘Tichborne Celebrities’ from 1592 or pieces ill...
by paulh
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 6926

Re: Estonian mark?

If you look at 15th & 16th century maker’s marks from Reval/Tallinn you will see a similarity to the Single line incuse device mark on this spoon. Such devices seem only to occur on Estonian marks. The mark allied to the design of the spoon, which is very similar to spoons of such origin would t...
by paulh
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 6926

Estonian mark?

Can anyone help me with this mark? I think it is an is early Estonian mark, but my Estonian references are rather sparse. The spoon measures 8" long and weighing around 72 grams. Thank you. Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/forum3/th_bsp01.jpg http://i1264.photobucket.co...
by paulh
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Silver plated spikes.
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: Silver plated spikes.

Definitely not corn on the cob holders. The spikes are too broad and the disks would render the impractical for this use. The cheese idea had been discussed, as it look like they are designed to be buried up to the hilt in something.
by paulh
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Silver plated spikes.
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Silver plated spikes.

Does anyone have any idea what these are? They are silver plated of a high quality and measure about 3¼” in length. The ribbon and tie decorated ring is just the right size for a finger. The reeded disc at the hilt suggests that they are buried or inserted into something to that level, but the brea...
by paulh
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Vesta Case
Replies: 6
Views: 4521

Re: Vesta Case

Thanks so much Trev. Another piece of obscure ephemera. Not sure just where you find all this stuff!

Paul.

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