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by Ahriman
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Could use help with British hallmarks
Replies: 11
Views: 8224

We see this set of marks very often here in the United States.The pieces I've seen have all been electroplated.. Sleepless "in Seatlle", Pat :-))) Those two marks you've illustrated come from two distinct sets of punches. Two manufacturers? I'll post back on the "bigger stuff" t...
by Ahriman
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help Identifying Silver Maker on Candellabras
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Help Identifying Silver Maker on Candellabras

Hi there, they're not sterling, but their marks have a story in plate of one kind or another which you might like to join in on? Your pieces seem to me, by their marks, to be part of that story too. :-) http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13625" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false...
by Ahriman
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Could use help with British hallmarks
Replies: 11
Views: 8224

Hello. We see this set of marks very often here in the United States. The pieces I've seen have all been electroplated.Pat. I'm so sorry to have dropped off the radar, Pat, but shivering when I wrote my previous post, I didn't realise it spelled 'flu. Scrabbling back up now -- and the provenance of...
by Ahriman
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Could use help with British hallmarks
Replies: 11
Views: 8224

Have always thought that in Great Britain the leopard's head was just for sterling silver assayed in London. And you'd be absolutely right, Pat. (It wasn't always just London, though. In 1477, the mark is referred to in a statute as indicating 'the touch for London and other places ', for example.)...
by Ahriman
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Could use help with British hallmarks
Replies: 11
Views: 8224

Re: Could use help with British hallmarks

This first hallmark means London according to a couple of Internet British silver mark reference sites I visited. I could use help with the second (maker) and third hallmark. Hi there. The old 'uns are often the best 'uns <g>, and you've been seduced by an almost iconic Old Sheffield Plate -- sterl...
by Ahriman
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: could you please identify this hallmark please?
Replies: 14
Views: 5325

Regarding age/period, Do you agree with the probable dating of 1870/1900? Yes, I rather think that I do. Sorry to have kept you waiting, but I've been kicking this round in my head for a while, to see whether I could comfortably see it as English and/or why I kept seeing it as something rather teut...
by Ahriman
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Tastevin Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: Tastevin Mystery

-- sterling? plate? what does Exeter and the crown mean? is it old? new? -- It's most likely silver plated on to bronze or perhaps brass, as the coin at the heart of it is a specimen of the first, bronze minting of the second issue (1860-1901) of the Victorian ha'penny bearing the 'young head' of t...
by Ahriman
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Tastevin Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: Tastevin Mystery

Not sterling, based on what your photos reveal so far. But there's the rub: not enough detail. You refer to "Exeter" and "the crown" but the photos don't allow anyone to home in sufficiently to see, never mind to comment. Could you provide macro shots so everyone can see what you...
by Ahriman
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need some help with prill mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3628

note the "Co" to the right of the trademark. Nice catch. Crossed my mind but couldn't securely make 'Co' of it. Did wonder after posting whether I was leading myself down my own garden path <g> but as I can't delete nor can I amend my own posts here, there was not a lot I could do about i...
by Ahriman
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: "silver on copper" unidentified mark teaset
Replies: 2
Views: 2442

Re: "silver on copper" unidentified mark teaset

except it doesn't say silverplate. Mine is marked "silver on copper". Ah but it does: "silver on copper" is per definition silver plate. :-)) I can't make your thumbnails expand to see the marks? From what you describe of them, they're run-of-the-mill US plate marks. What is it ...
by Ahriman
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: could you please identify this hallmark please?
Replies: 14
Views: 5325

hello. thanks for your answer. I dont understand exactly your message. The piece is english, is a goblet, but no one could desciopher this hallmark. The joy of pseudo-marks. :-/// You are very emphatic about your piece being English, in which case could you help us along by justifying that, what ma...
by Ahriman
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need some help with prill mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3628

Re: Need some help with prill mark

Can anyone help me with this prill gallery tray, is it silver or plated, and possible date on this item To eliminate much of the glare and enhance the blunt graphical quality, I have flipped your image into a negative which makes a number of things clearer. Firstly, it is marked to the left of the ...
by Ahriman
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Electroplate Teapot with numbers, but no marks
Replies: 5
Views: 2626

Though the assumed unit of volume that unqualified punched numbers in British pieces represented was most certainly the ½ pint throughout the 19thC, and in earlier pieces (1750s-1840s) it was frequently the Gill (¼ pint), it's easier to do the maths here on the measurements provided which produces...
by Ahriman
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: What is this dish for?
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

Re: What is this dish for?

what is this dish for Hi, given the dimensions, it's probably a butter dish, and a Celtic revival one at that, which would marry reasonably nicely with its Glaswegian makers provenance? Its styling appears derived from a more prestigious cousin, the Stilton dome, examples of which you can find in c...
by Ahriman
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Electroplate Teapot with numbers, but no marks
Replies: 5
Views: 2626

Re: P. S. Electroplate Teapot with numbers, but no marks

I forgot to add, I believe that the "teapot by committee" is 19th century, probably American, not British since there are no manufacturers' marks. I, too, think this stylistically confused little fella is probably American. The main number will be the catalogue number or style/pattern num...
by Ahriman
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: UK import 1903: German(?) Augsburg(?) dated?
Replies: 2
Views: 2071

Many thanks indeed! That brings all the marks back into sync with one another. Thanks again.
by Ahriman
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: UK import 1903: German(?) Augsburg(?) dated?
Replies: 2
Views: 2071

UK import 1903: German(?) Augsburg(?) dated?

Salt cellar import, assayed to be sterling in London 1903, sponsor Singleton, Benda & Co. After cleaning from a very distressed state, the (rubbed) original marks (see pics, with the marks in 2 magnifications) appear to be German, of which the second from left would then be "5" (of a &...

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