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by buckler
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Opinion on maker of candlesticks
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Re: Opinion on maker of candlesticks

I think it is almost certain to be the mark of James Stamp and John Baker - despite it being prior to registration . These things happened in the less well regulated 18th century ! From the will of James Stamp it is clear that the two partners were related, probably cousins. The facts John Baker was...
by buckler
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HOW, William (Grimwade p.552 and 405)
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

Re: HOW, William (Grimwade p.552 and 405)

This is believed to be the mark of William How & William Clark of 1777 http://i66.tinypic.com/dpfxg0.jpg Not on a buckle , but on a pair of top hinged sugar tongs . Curiously these tongs bear no assay marks, only the makers mark struck twice to each arm http://i63.tinypic.com/zjfqle.jpg I've nev...
by buckler
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: COOKE, Samuel (Grimwade p.400)
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: COOKE, Samuel (Grimwade p.400)

Curiously although he registered what is almost certainly his first mark in 1776 I have never seen his SC on anything pre - duty . Considering the large number of small court style shoe buckles bearing his mark in the 1790 - 1813 period and fairly frequently encountered larger shoe buckles it is sur...
by buckler
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: William Seaman tablespoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: William Seaman tablespoon?

You are correct in ascribing this assay mark to 1794/95 and thus ruling out William Seaman. There were however numerous W (pellet)S marks in the period, of which the William Summer I and II,as spoon makers must be a good suspects. However please remember that many other makers either bought in spoon...
by buckler
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)
Replies: 2
Views: 3062

Re: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)

Retirement of Thomas Wallis I . Perhaps occasioned by the break in at his house in early 1785 21 September 1785 Morning Post and Daily Advertiser carries an advert for the sale of premises by Mr Skinner and Co "A VERY CONVENIENT LEASEHOLD HOUSE and a COMPLETE SET OF WORKSHOPS situate in MONKWEL...
by buckler
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

Re: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)

4 November 1784 Whitehall Evening Post reported "the house of Mr Harrison, working silversmith in Monkwell Street, near Cripplegate, was broken open and robbed of plate and other property to a considerable amount " 4-6 November 1784 General Evening Post reports in an account of a robbery t...
by buckler
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)
Replies: 2
Views: 3062

Re: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)

24 February 1774
Gazette and New Daily Advertiser
"WANTED one or two smart lads, as Apprentices, of decent parents, to a good working branch of the silver trade.
Enquire at Mr Thomas Wallis's No 37 Monkwell Street "
by buckler
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

Re: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)

9 February 1765 Gazette and Daily New Advertiser reports "A few days since was married Mr William Harrison, silversmith in Monkwell Street to Mrs Brown, (his fourth wife) of Great Arthur Street " The comment "(his fourth wife ) is the newspaper's , not mine ! He seems to be something ...
by buckler
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London Makers Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: London Makers Mark

It was a short-lived partnership which lasted less than two years . Their joint mark was registered on 14 November 1803 at 14 Bartholomew Close. But on 11 March 1805 Sibley registered a sole mark at the the same address , when Ellerton had obviously moved to 1 Falcon Square, where he registered his ...
by buckler
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: silver ladle, turned wood handle - advice on marks
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Re: silver ladle, turned wood handle - advice on marks

Well the Lion Passant is in the form used in London in the 1739 to 1756 period so the dateletter "m" would be 1747/48 although it looks a little odd.
However as a buckle collector I'm not familiar with the dateletters of that period !
by buckler
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: TM on buckle of 1740 to 1750 period
Replies: 0
Views: 3501

TM on buckle of 1740 to 1750 period

Found on a stock buckle with the 1740 / 1756 Lion Passant Guardant assay mark of the London office

Image

It could possibly be IM but my guess would be TM.
I do not have any ideas on the sponsor at present .
by buckler
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: D J - on buckle of c1765 - c1775
Replies: 0
Views: 3660

D J - on buckle of c1765 - c1775

Probably the mark of Daniel James - see http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=47351 Somewhat unusual for a "J " rather than an " I " to be used at this period, but not unknown . http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n170/clivetaylor/Daniel%20James_zpsore50k3k.jpg Se...
by buckler
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: JAMES, Daniel (not recorded in Grimwade )
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

JAMES, Daniel (not recorded in Grimwade )

Believed (by me at least ) to have marks in the lost small-workers register of 1739 - 1756. He appears to have been a bucklemaker There may be a father and son in the account below, and possibly even a third man. 20 April 1757 [The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17570420-27] ......Daniel James ...
by buckler
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: CRESPIN, Paul (Grimwade p.478)
Replies: 1
Views: 1717

Re: CRESPIN, Paul (Grimwade p.478)

4 November 1947 GENERAL ADVERTISER, p 2 carries the following :- To be peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION By JOHN HEATH ..... ..... To which will be added, by Order of the Assignees The Gold and Silver Toys late of Mr PAUL CRISPIN ( designed for Exportation ) Consisting of Gold and Silver Snuff Boxes, Etw...
by buckler
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MORLAND, George (Grimwade p.600)
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: MORLAND, George (Grimwade p.600)

Further to the first posting here is a slightly abbreviated transcript of the Old Bailey { t17620114-29 ] trial of James Chassey of of 14th January 1762. It contains some fascinating technical details of a silversmiths craft and trade In the trial the Proceedings of the Old Bailey gives Henry Corry ...
by buckler
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PARADISE, William (Grimwade p.613-4)
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Re: PARADISE, William (Grimwade p.613-4)

8th September 1731. Old Bailey trial - Reference Number: t17310908-22 William Roberts , alias George Smith , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cane, Value 18 s. the Goods of William Paradise , on the 31st of July last.[ 1731] The Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, while h...
by buckler
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: KEMPTON, Robert (Grimwade p.569)
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Re: KEMPTON, Robert (Grimwade p.569)

The entry is undoubtedly "Branbury" but I think it's a mistake for Banbury , an important market town in Oxfordshire.
My wife and I do our grocery shopping there on Tuesdays !
by buckler
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Pair of buckles with French mark for large foreign articles
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Pair of buckles with French mark for large foreign articles

Undoubtedly a pair of shoe buckles.
By the style around 1770 - 1780 , unless they are rather large (say 90mm or larger) in which case c1790 -1820 ( when some retro styles were popular). This is based on English buckle fashion , although they do not have English marks
Sorry not to be specific !
by buckler
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: NASH, Thomas (Grimwade p.604, 760, 402, 321)
Replies: 2
Views: 1770

Re: NASH, Thomas (Grimwade p.604, 760, 402, 321)

As has been seen, our Mr Thomas Nash was somewhat of a peripatetic silversmith. And it appears he had other strange habits. . Two examples of his 14th January 1767 smallworkers mark are given below . The "dogtooth" to the bottom is very clearly visible, and one can see the upper one , alth...
by buckler
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Probably John Lambe but
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Re: Probably John Lambe but

I think there is another factor we tend to ignore when using Grimwades images . In theory all new punches should be registered at Goldsmiths' Hall. In practise I personally believe that a prolific silversmith would have had more than one identical punch made each time he ordered . Thus there would b...

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