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by joho
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Hi Ben Here are a few more pics, including one of the engraved initials to the terminal - which I think are quite distinctive! Look forward to your views. John https://i.postimg.cc/sQ9PzRKd/0005.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SYS6NttX/006.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pmhDTjkB/0004.jpg
by joho
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Hi Ben
Will get some pics of the initials to you in the morning (UK time!!)
Cheers
John
by joho
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Hi - a couple of years late I'm afraid, but hopefully you will pick this up!! I have a fiddle pattern tablespoon hallmarked with a flower and initials HA with the letter D between. Also unidentified. I don't know how these compare with yours? If similar I would be most interested in knowing if you h...
by joho
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Help with Dutch marks
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Help with Dutch marks

Hi Peter

Thanks so much for the information. Looking forward to finding out more about Cornelis and silver handles, now that you have pointed me in his direction!!

Best regards
John
by joho
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Help with Dutch marks
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Help with Dutch marks

Hi All Not sure where to begin with this one!! A large knife and fork serving set with the blade and tines hallmarked for London circa 1860 and made by GA for Chawner &co. But the handles appear to be Dutch 17th or 18th century cast silver figural sculptures. The handles themselves are not marke...
by joho
Tue May 12, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

Thanks for your searches Phil - much appreciated! I wonder who attributed the similar mark in the photo to Liger as I don't think this mark appears in the published works either. I found it in silvermakersmarks.co.uk. I've attached another photo of this mark. Hopefully a little clearer. John https:/...
by joho
Tue May 12, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

Hi All. Can anyone help identify the maker's mark on this toy dognose spoon. The closest I can find is one of Isaac Liger's marks (see photo), but I can find no record of him having ever made toy or miniature items. I guess it is possible that it may be European! The spoon is about 1.75 inches long ...
by joho
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Help with marks on small silver bucket
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Help with marks on small silver bucket

Hi Peter. Many thanks for the information and the link - interesting reading! Although not that clearly struck, I believe the makers mark is RS over 2 and together with the fantasy mark WB I think it highly likely that Spaanstra is the maker.

Thanks again
John
by joho
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Help with marks on small silver bucket
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Help with marks on small silver bucket

Hi all. Would be grateful for any information on the marks on this small, presumably Dutch, small bucket. It is 4cm high. The marks seem to be a mixture of genuine and spurious marks. I have not been able to identify the maker's mark, and I can find no date letter. In addition to the marks on the ba...
by joho
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Old Dutch stamps ???
Replies: 19
Views: 704

Re: Old Dutch stamps ???

The decoration looks Chinese to me. Also one mark on the basket, although not clear, appears to be 90, which was used as a silver standard mark in Hong Kong late 19th early 20th century. May be worth moving to the Asian forum.

Regards
by joho
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Middle East small silver bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Middle East small silver bottle

Thanks for the idea and the link Peter. Looks like the perfume is a lot more expensive than the silver flask!!!

I think you are right. Some sort of perfume container.

John
by joho
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Middle East small silver bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Middle East small silver bottle

Hi all. Can anybody let me know what this small solid silver bottle or flask was used for and if possible where it was made and how old it might be. There is an old thread or cord attached to the 'cork' and the decoration suggests it might be middle eastern or Indian. On either side of the flask the...
by joho
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

Great outcome!! Enjoyed the detective work.

Thank you Qrt.s for sharing your knowledge and for all your help.
John
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

The Skien marks 192 and 195.

John

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by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

My apologies Qrt.s, my Norwegian is non-existant and I misunderstood the text and I can now see that Rasmus is not likely to be our man ! However, on the next page there is a commentary on the spoon that has similarities to mine, with references to Skien hallmarks and also to an unknown master's mar...
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: Swedish Crown top christening spoon

Thank you very much for your sharing your opinions Qrt.S. You have pointed me in the direction of Norway, which I had not considered before and I have found a little more information. In "Gammalt Solv i Stavanger amt" there is a similar spoon, in particular, the engraving in the bowl. On c...
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Crown top christening spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Swedish Crown top christening spoon

Hi all. I have always presumed that this spoon, which I have had for a few years, is a 19th/20th century reproduction of an early Swedish/Scandinavian spoon. However, having looked at the hallmarks again recently I am wondering whether it could be older than I initially thought. The marks are stampe...
by joho
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help to identify maker's mark I*S
Replies: 0
Views: 1075

Help to identify maker's mark I*S

Hi All, not sure where to start on this one!! I am trying to identify the maker's mark on this largish, probably 18th-century, silver patch box with pull off cover. The maker's mark, IS with a star between, is stamped to the inside of the cover. There are no other marks. The only other factor which ...
by joho
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Re: Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795

Many thanks Silverfan. Great to have such a quick answer. Much appreciated!!

John
by joho
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Griffin Hallmark on soup ladle 1795

Hi all. Can anyone help identify the place and maker of this large soup ladle which I think is German? The town mark looks like a winged griffin and the maker's mark is FTC. There is another mark, FW in script and an assay scrape. There is also an engraved inscription with date 1795. The ladle is 37...

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