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by silvertt
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hallmarks matching
Replies: 10
Views: 2977

Re: Hallmarks matching

Hi, My suggestion is that the lid is a replacement. Since it attached to the body it's quite possible that an unfortunate event overtook the original lid and James Deakin & Sons were commissioned by the owner to make a 'new' lid. The replacement would have been made after 1890 since it would hav...
by silvertt
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: silver mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 3270

Re: silver mirror

Hi there, From the right the marks are script A 1901/02, the next mark three wheat sheaves is for the City of Chester Assay Office, the lion passant signifies sterling (92.5%) silver. The last mark is the maker, strictly speaking the sponsor but often one in the same, I cannot decipher maybe someone...
by silvertt
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: my small spoon help
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Hi,
My eyes are dim I can't make out all the detail but if your description is correct the 'n' for Sheffield is 1905/06 and the maker could be Frank Cobb. 1912/13 is a 'u' which can easily be mistaken for an 'n' but from what I can make out it is an 'n'.
Hope this helps.
Tony
by silvertt
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: bad quality maker mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Hi, your piece is hallmarked for 1905/6 the maker's mark looks like William Hutton & Sons. It is probably a vinegar and oil set for salad dressing.
Hope this helps,
Tony
by silvertt
Mon May 11, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Woven Box - "AN in shield", "925", "
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Bit of info on A D Norman Ari D Norman is probably one of the most high profile modern silversmiths having been given the Freedom of the City of London in 1989 in recognition of his work. I believe, although I'm not sure, that Ari Norman lobbied, obviously unsuccessfully, to have the date letter ret...
by silvertt
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help please
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

Hi Laura,
Tha maker is Adie Brothers and the assay office is Birmigham and teh date I think is 1921 (could be 1946).
Hope this helps.
Regards,
Tony

http://www.925-1000.com/dlBirmingham.html
by silvertt
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Gorham bowl pattern
Replies: 0
Views: 1810

Gorham bowl pattern

Hi, I have a bowl it has the marks for the Gorham Manufacturing Company in Birmingham UK the date letter is rubbed but I understand Gorham had a factory in Birmingham from 190? to 193?. I have tried to identify the pattern I was hoping it was a popular pattern such as Chrysanthamum but I don't think...
by silvertt
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Confusing silver cigarette case
Replies: 7
Views: 4038

Hi there, You're correct Birmingham 1890/91 both letter, typeface and punch shape confirm. Maker/sponsor was Deakin & Francis. I've come across sideways marks particularly on smaller pieces. You probably know that duty on silver was removed on the 30th April 1890 and 'hallmark year' changed in J...
by silvertt
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CXXIII.
Replies: 4
Views: 2478

I have no doubt that the item is a wine siphon. My problem with it is that I decant wine for 3 reasons aeration, removal of sediment and presentation. Clearly the siphon achieves presentation, the removal of sediment is highly questionable and, since a siphon is fundamentally an air free system, it ...
by silvertt
Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Victorian Sterling Birmingham Repousse Trinket
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Hi there,
It could be a string dispenser. It's a bit small overall as is the aperture at the top. I've come across some wacky designs for string dispensers so who knows!
Hope this helps you or prods someone else.
Regards,
Tony
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by silvertt
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Embellishment on vase
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

Hi Ray, The silver collar looks like a Birmingham 1938 assay. Can't help with the maker/sponsor. The vase looks like Royal Worcester ivory blush but I'm no expert on ceramics. Many of the major ceramics manufacturers had identification schemes/codes which can date the vase. The bottom of the vase wi...
by silvertt
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Sheffield silver
Replies: 2
Views: 2762

Hi,
I agree date and maker. His coasters are well regarded. The mark was registered in 1805.
Regards,
Tony
by silvertt
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Two makers/sponsors marks??
Replies: 6
Views: 4705

Two makers/sponsors marks??

Hi MCB,
Thanks for that. Do you happen to know what relation, if any, Robert Victor Dumenil was to Charles Henry Dumenil whose work I have come across several times?
Regards,
Tony
by silvertt
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Two makers/sponsors marks??
Replies: 6
Views: 4705

Two makers/sponsors marks??

Hi Paulh, Thanks for the info but I'm not sure about Liberty the only mark I've seen for them is the very distinctive cojoined lozenge mark. I'm not sure they would register a different mark I certainly haven't seen one. I'm pretty sure it's a maker/sponsor mark and a retailer mark (which may well n...
by silvertt
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with maker FB&Co
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Help with maker FB&Co

Hi Trev,
Many thanks for the info.
Regards,
Tony
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by silvertt
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with maker FB&Co
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Help with maker FB&Co

Hi again Tom,
I don't suppose you happen to know if F Boyton was part of the Charles Boyton family/dynasty?
Regards,
Tony
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by silvertt
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with maker FB&Co
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Help with maker FB&Co

Hi Tom,
Thanks for that. I had already checked with the birmingham Assay Office but came up with nothing so double thanks.
Regards,
Tony
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by silvertt
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with maker FB&Co
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Help with maker FB&Co

Hi all, I have this small porringer/bowl Birmingham 1904 but I'm stumped with the maker. I thought at first it was a variant of Fenton Brothers but I'm now pretty sure it's not them. Any help in identifying the maker would be greatly appreciated. Thanks silvertt http://c.imagehost.org/t/0411/por001....
by silvertt
Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Two makers/sponsors marks??
Replies: 6
Views: 4705

Two makers/sponsors marks??

Hi all, I've come across this cigar holder, it has a black bakelite(?) mouthpiece. What's interesting to me, I really should get out more, is the two makers/sponsors marks. I know that in Scotland the assay master (Deacon) used to put his marks which were usually initials but I haven't come across e...

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