JHW makers mark, help identifying.

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PhilB
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JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby PhilB » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:06 pm

Hi,
I recently bought a Sterling silver wedding basket. From the marks, I know that it was exported (Sterling), that it is Sterling (Lion) that it is from Birmingham (Anchor), and that it is from 1910 (l) However, looking on the website, I do not see a maker with JHW initials. Can anyone help to identify who this was? or are some makers lost to the annuals of history, and I should not worry about it. It is such a beautiful piece, that I would think there are other pieces from the same maker. Any help would be appreciated.
https://www.box.com/s/n4t92ul34vgmbyewvrfu
https://www.box.com/s/o495uok4gvo71bgohk3e
https://www.box.com/s/cy4uyw71sf3ukvvgwbd6

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby oel » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:32 pm

Hi welcome to the forum.

It could be J.H.W for; John Henry Wynn registered around 1899-1938 and located; Hylton Street, Birmingham.

Oel.

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:56 am

Yes, this is John Henry Wynn, of 42/44 Hylton Street, Birmingham. He registered a series of near-identical marks with the Chester Assay Office from c1892 through to 1919 where he was initially described as a "ring maker" and then later as a jeweller.

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby PhilB » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:44 am

Thank you so much. This site is fantastic. I appreciate all the help.

Phil

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby Celtic Dreams » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:51 pm

I too have this same queer. A gold Masonic ring. J.H.W 9 .375 anchor and italic S

The date is "definatley" Birmingham 1967 with an italic S with serifs. The initials & style match John Henry Wynn, precisely. But it seems far too late to be the same maker, Could this hallmark still be the same company even in 1967?

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby MCB » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:23 am

Welcome to the Forum.
It's possible the business founded by John H Wynn continued to 1967 and items carried the same mark he registered however there are no internet advertisements in the name now. Equally the mark could have been registered by another but it would be unusual that such a maker was also a ring maker.
It's also possible that the date letter has become distorted to appear to be the one for 1967. For the Forum to consider this an image of the hallmarks will be needed.
Alternatively, as the more modern Birmingham maker's marks are not well covered in published works, you may choose to put your enquiry to the Assay Office. If this course is taken would you please let us know the outcome.

Mike

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:59 am

J.H. Wynn Ltd, jewellers, are listed in a 1968 Birmingham telephone directory at 186 Soho Hill, Birmingham, so the company founded by Wynn was in business in 1967.

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby Targo » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:57 pm

Hi , i also have question about that hallmark , got gold ring with markings JHM 9 375 ⚓️ A , can anyone help me to understand what that all means , thanks

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Re: JHW makers mark, help identifying.

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:18 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please start a new topic with images of your item and the marks.

Trev.


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