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by buckler
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identify "1614" "E" and a "T" inside of a shield marks
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: Help identify "1614" "E" and a "T" inside of a shield marks

I've always associated these scratched marks as pawnbrokers references !
by buckler
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

Thanks Trevor, yes that's another possibility.

Another, rather unlikely one, is that it was made for a specific person, and "never exposed for sale " . Which exempts it from assay .
by buckler
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MOORE, Thomas III (Grimwade p.599, 402)
Replies: 1
Views: 1222

Re: MOORE, Thomas III (Grimwade p.599, 402)

Prior to his sole marks Thomas Moore was in partnership with a John Moore of Abbotts Bromley in Staffordshire. As Moore's name is given last, it can be presumed that he was the junior of the two partners. The joint mark of John Bourne and Thomas Moore III of 26 June 1770 as smallworkers http://i67.t...
by buckler
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BOURNE, John (Grimwade p.446)
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Re: BOURNE, John (Grimwade p.446)

The joint mark of John Bourne and Thomas Moore III of 26 June 1770 as smallworkers

Image

on a buckle of around 1772

Please see also viewtopic.php?f=48&t=52825

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by buckler
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

The maker (or rather makers) was the partnership of John Bourne and Thomas Moore III. Below is their first joint mark, registered 26th June 1770 as smallworkers, (Grimwade No 1188). This was followed by two marks as bucklemakers on 8th February 1775 (Grimwade p.392) http://i64.tinypic.com/so60j7.jpg...
by buckler
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Does anyone recognise this silversmith's mark please ???
Replies: 3
Views: 3526

Re: Does anyone recognise this silversmith's mark please ???

It's almost certainly the mark of Thomas Wallis II, applied when he was standing upside down !
by buckler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

Yes, I am asking for the maker and also why no assay mark.
I know (hopefully !) the answers and am putting it up just as challenge to readers .
It's an interesting piece .

I'm afraid that the maker was not Thomas Meriton,
Clive
by buckler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: What to do with 3 John Muir, Jr. Glasgow spoons?
Replies: 5
Views: 4643

Re: What to do with 3 John Muir, Jr. Glasgow spoons?

There are references in Jackson. Try p.533 for Edinburgh, where the sterling standard was imposed in 1720, " although in practice the the old standard was continued until 1759" , when the thistle mark was introduced. The Scots were, and still are, a of rather independent minds, and provinc...
by buckler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

An enquiry from a friend for a photo of the T ? mark on the frame, which is a repeat of the one on the studded chape, prompted my wife to admit that mark had helped her. Now she tells me ! So here it is . Sorry for poor quality http://i68.tinypic.com/2nbt74p.jpg Mind you, my admiration for Trevor gr...
by buckler
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

Our illustrious moderator Trevor has very courteous and not to claimed victory on this site, but quickly came to the right answer after only a few moments on Sunday. He and my wife are obviously brighter than the rest of us ! Not remembering that most people have never seen a stock buckle, one clue ...
by buckler
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

I recently bought a stock buckle with no assay marks, although it is almost certainly English, from the last quarter of the Eighteen Century. - Stock buckles were used to secure an elaborate cravat at the back of a gentleman's neck. http://i68.tinypic.com/6tp7v9.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/30u5kaw.jp...
by buckler
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ARDESOIF, Stephen (Grimwade p.425)
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: ARDESOIF, Stephen (Grimwade p.425)

Great !
Now we need to know whose widow she was, and hope he was one of the silver-smithing Bateman family !
by buckler
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ARDESOIF, Stephen (Grimwade p.425)
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: ARDESOIF, Stephen (Grimwade p.425)

As Abraham Ardesoif was described as a Silversmith when appearing at the PCC to validate the obviously unwitnessed Will of of Master Gunner Stephen Demar Ardesoif a connection is extremely likely with our Stephen Ardesoif (Grimwade p.425 ). My speculation is that Susannah Bateman Ardesoif, the widow...
by buckler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: SLEAP, John (Grimwade p.398)
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: SLEAP, John (Grimwade p.398)

6 January 1836 John Sleap of Upper Ashby Street, Goswell Street Road Working Silversmith's will proved at London.(TNA/ PROB/ 1856/ 491) Upper Ashby Street, Goswell Street is in the Clerkenwell area, some distance North from from his last known address at Salisbury Court which is in the City, near to...
by buckler
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: S.U - on Bowl, 1780
Replies: 2
Views: 4375

Re: S.U - on Bowl, 1780

Can you check with your correspondent that the rather blurred punch at the bottom ( and slightly right of centre) is not a duty mark ? It looks more like a George head than a leopards head, which would shift the date up 40 years to 1820. Not that it would help us much there seems a conspicuous lack ...
by buckler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: EATON, James (Grimwade p.393)
Replies: 1
Views: 1812

Re: EATON, James (Grimwade p.393)

10 April 1790 Joint Bucklemakers mark of James EATON & John SLEAP at 3, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street 19 July 1793 Sole buckle maker mark of James EATON registered at 2, Salisbury Court , Fleet Street. It was originally presumed that this indicated the dissolution of the partnership. And whether...
by buckler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: SLEAP, John (Grimwade p.398)
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: SLEAP, John (Grimwade p.398)

However a recently acquired shoe buckle with "u" date letter for 1795/96 and the JE / JS mark gives a problem to the theory that the partnership was dissolved around 1793. Either James had a separate mark for an additional solely operated business at 2, Salisbury Court , with the older par...
by buckler
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ANDREWS, Ann (Grimwade p 423)
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: ANDREWS, Ann (Grimwade p 423)

10 September 1795 Will of Ann Coughlan, widow, of St Leonards Shoreditch was proved at PCC. (TNA/ PROB 11/1265) Will dated 21st May 1795. Beneficiaries daughter Elizabeth Whitefoot,(presumably the Betsey who was with Laurence and Ann in Newfoundland) .. .. "my Wearing Apparel and Linen" - ...
by buckler
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: COUGHLAN, Laurence (Grimwade p.473)
Replies: 8
Views: 3571

Re: COUGHLAN, Laurence (Grimwade p.473)

Further proof that Ann Andrews, the widow of John Andrews is the lady who married Laurence Coughlan is provided by the her will proved at PCC on 10 September 1795. as Ann Coughlan (TNA/ PROB 11/1265) It clearly shows as beneficiaries many of her children and grandchildren who have Andrews as last or...

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