Please help with London maker's mark : E H T

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Alain
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Please help with London maker's mark : E H T

Postby Alain » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:18 am

Hello,
This is a metal detectorist find.
Can someone help me with the makers mark on this ring?
The year is 1885
Thank you,
Alain

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Postby MCB » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:58 am

Hello Alain,

The maker was Edward Henry Turberville of Clerkenwell London.

Regards,
Mike

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Postby Alain » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:03 am

Thanks Mike!

This is a rather unknow maker isn't it?
I googeld the name, but no ref. to this maker came up.

Regards,

Alain

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Postby MCB » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:06 am

Hello again Alain,

My spelling of the maker's name is confirmed.

John Culme's book on London smiths gives Turberville's business address as 42 Wilmington Square in 1883 and his private address as 28 Spencer Street in 1878, both in Clerkenwell, London.

Regards
Mike

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Postby Alain » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:24 am

Hello Mike,
Thanks for this aditional information.!
Regards,
Alain

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Postby admin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:48 am

This is a rather unknown maker isn't it?

Hi Alain,
A few years ago we had a forum thread in which we tried to calculate the number of registered silversmiths in the British Isles over the last 300 years. We tallied up the marks listed in the various references and did some creative theorizing on those not listed and time periods not covered - and came up with the staggering estimate, in reality guesstimate of 80,000 or so. Given the sheer volume, the vast majority of them would have to be relatively unknown.

Regards, Tom


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