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by bstaunto
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: John Kinzie mark on Soup Ladle?
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: John Kinzie mark on Soup Ladle?

Thanks silverly, another lead to chase up! Below is a series other other photos attributed too.

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Source: http://rd.uqam.ca/Kinzie/index.html
by bstaunto
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: John Kinzie mark on Soup Ladle?
Replies: 2
Views: 530

John Kinzie mark on Soup Ladle?

Hi team, I just purchased this ladle...from the blurry marks available in his book (and a couple online), I think it is stamped for John Kinzie. Seems he was active in Detroit from the 1780s. I would love to hear from our American Coin silver experts if the engraving and design of the ladle matches ...
by bstaunto
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: GF Spoonmaker
Replies: 14
Views: 8376

Re: GF Spoonmaker

Which essay is that?
by bstaunto
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish Provincial? IK Rooster? Fleur-De-Lis
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Scottish Provincial? IK Rooster? Fleur-De-Lis

Hey team, Picked this dessert spoon up today. It was with a pile of silver-plate - I thought it was Continental, but now thinking it has a Scottish feel. Has anyone seen these marks before? I'm away from home, so haven't been able to check Turner's yet. :P Cheers, Ben https://dl.dropboxusercontent.c...
by bstaunto
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Glasgow - GLN Maker, 1743-1752
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Glasgow - GLN Maker, 1743-1752

Hi team, Picked up this little beauty today. It was listed as John Glen, probably due to the attribution in Turner's book, but it seem like a funny mark for Glen if he is already using IG at other points. Has anyone else seen this mark? Or have any other Glasgow makers as options for the period? The...
by bstaunto
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Canadian Spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 2194

Re: Colonial Canadian Spoon?

Hi Martin,

It sure is Canadian. It is the marks for Richard Kestell Oliver (Toronto, circa 1843-1860).

Cheers,
Ben
by bstaunto
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: An example of the Incuse Duty mark on Newcastle silver
Replies: 1
Views: 3093

An example of the Incuse Duty mark on Newcastle silver

Hi team, Picked up this tablespoon in a little job lot the other day. The incuse duty mark was used from 1st Dec 1784 until 28 May 1786. According to Gill, it seems there were seven silversmiths who sent silver in for assay to Newcastle in that period. Samuel Thompson II (a small amount) James Crawf...
by bstaunto
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French or French Colonial?
Replies: 1
Views: 4435

French or French Colonial?

Hi team, I picked up six spoons and forks, one of the has the French marks for 1818-1838, but the others have the marks below. Any thoughts?? (There was also a set of six teaspoons that had all sorts of marks and overstamping with the same crest) As always, any help/opinion welcome! Thanks, Ben http...
by bstaunto
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown European Tablespoons - P.G GC and Lion Passant
Replies: 19
Views: 4318

Unknown European Tablespoons - P.G GC and Lion Passant

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone had any idea about these spoons?

I thought maybe Dutch? But have no real idea!

Any thoughts appreciated.

Ben

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by bstaunto
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: European Box - German?
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: European Box - German?

Wow! Thanks Theoderich...would never have found that!
Ben
by bstaunto
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: European Box - German?
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

European Box - German?

Hey team, Found this little box in a thrift shop today. Had to put of elbow grease into cleaning it up, but it's a nice little box. But I can't quite work out the hallmarks. It seems to be a key, 13 and a maker's mark CX. I think it's probably German? From the first half of the nineteenth century? B...
by bstaunto
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16
Replies: 2
Views: 4652

Re: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16

Thanks Trev! I wasn't sure how many of these early Exeter marks had attributions. Will see how I go!
Ben
by bstaunto
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16
Replies: 2
Views: 4652

Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16

Hi all, I don't have the book on early West Country spoons, so was just wondering if there is a maker attached to this mark? It is on a trefid spoon, struck once in the bowl and three times along the stem. It has a pricked date of 1679. Thanks, Ben https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www....
by bstaunto
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark on Mote spoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 4411

Maker's Mark on Mote spoon.

Hi guys,

Do any of you recognise this maker's mark? It is struck twice on a rat-tail mote spoon.

Can't quite make out the first initial.

Thanks,
Ben

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by bstaunto
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon
Replies: 4
Views: 5159

Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Hi all, Picked up this little teaspoon with a matching Dublin one. Marks are obviously a bit rubbed, but could tell from the fleur-de-lis that is was probably Limerick. Getting a closer look, it appears to be S*P for Samuel Purdon who was working 1830s-1840s. I haven't tracked down the crest yet, it...
by bstaunto
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 50,000 Posts!
Replies: 11
Views: 33911

Re: 50,000 Posts!

Woo! Great job!
by bstaunto
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Newcastle Maker - Hugh Breckenridge
Replies: 1
Views: 4549

Newcastle Maker - Hugh Breckenridge

Hey team, Picked up these teaspoons the other day and it was a maker I hadn't seen before, and hadn't been seen here (from what I could find!), so I thought I would post his mark. Hugh Breckenridge (with various other spellings) only sent items in for assay from 1805 til 1811. He ramped up productio...
by bstaunto
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 4672

Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons

Hi team, I picked these spoons up the other day, mainly for the crest. The spoons are Scottish, made in Edinburgh in 1820s or so. The motto is in classical Greek. I think it means Good Tamer of Horses? But my Greek is a little rusty. The crest is a man waving his hat on a horse. Does anyone have any...
by bstaunto
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?
Replies: 5
Views: 5309

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?

Hi there, A nice piece of Australian silver. From my anecdotal evidence, I think this WP maker was the most prolific maker in Sydney in the 1840s. It is hard to know who it was, William Park is the identification offered by Houstone in his book, but even he is unsure, it is based one record of Park ...
by bstaunto
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?
Replies: 1
Views: 3776

Re: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?

One potential seems to be Robert Wilson - New York, NY 1803-1810 and Philadelphia, PA 1812-1824

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