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by joho
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to identify place and maker of small dish. Nurnberg?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Help to identify place and maker of small dish. Nurnberg?

Hi AG2012

Yes, I thought that might well be the outcome! But good to have it confirmed. Much appreciated.

Kind regards
John
by joho
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help to identify place and maker of small dish. Nurnberg?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Help to identify place and maker of small dish. Nurnberg?

Hi. Looking for help to identify this small cast openwork dish. It is just 9cm long, 7cm wide and 4cm high. Heavy gauge silver. It is marked with: 1: N in a circular or oval punch. 2: IR in a circular punch 3: A mark which I think is an Austria Hungarian Import mark for 1872 - 1901. Strangley this s...
by joho
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tiny Silver Patch Box maker
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Tiny Silver Patch Box maker

Hi All. I am trying to find out more about this unusual tiny silver patch box. It is circular in form and has faceted sides and a pull of cover. Attached to the cover, on a small spindle is a circular plaque with a hole drilled near the edge. The plaque can be turned so that it alignes with a hole i...
by joho
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial

Hi Aguest

Interesting view on the possibility of it being a watch chain holder. I am not sure.......

Yes, the 'handles' are made from one piece of silver, folded over.

John
by joho
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial

Hi Cheryl You are correct, there is no thumb orientation which might have suggested a 'figa'. I have no real reason to think it may have a religious connection - just that I believe that much of the early silver produced in Brazil was Church rather than secular and I could sort of imagine a priest h...
by joho
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial

Hi Aguest. Thank you very much for your comments. I think we both agree that the number 10 is associated with Brazilian silver. Unfortunately I can find no comprehensive list of Brazialian silversmiths so possibly we can never find the maker! I was not aware that the fist is known as 'figa'. Do you ...
by joho
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Brazilian or Spanish Colonial

Hi All. After many years of trying, I have still been unable to identify these two silver chatelaine type objects. They look as though they would hang from a belt and hold keys or other objects. I have wondered whether they may have been part of a priests paraphanalia. They are 9cm long and are quit...
by joho
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?

Muchas gracias Funkel. Gracias por compartir tu conocimiento. Ahora podemos decir que el plato es español, de plata estándar 916 y data de 1881 o posterior. Sería bueno si pudiéramos encontrar al fabricante, pero incluso si no lo hacemos, ¡ahora tengo mucha más información! Su ayuda es muy apreciada...
by joho
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?

Apologies - should read 'Traintime', not Trainline!!
by joho
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?

Many thanks Trainline - a good direction to strart in.
Now to see if I can find any marks for Hijo De Bernadino Otero

Kind regards
John
by joho
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Spanish or Spanish Colonial ?

Hi - can anyone help identify the marks on this embossed silver dish. It is stamped B or possibly PL cojoined over OTERO (maker ?) and then 11D. There is also what appears to be an assay scrape. No other marks. The O in OTERO is not clear inthe photos but can be seen under a glass. Would be greatful...
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: 2420

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: 2420

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: 2420

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: 462

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: 462

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: 804

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: 804

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: 482

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: 482

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...

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