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by wev
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon

sorry, found my notes --

Joseph Lee
Lancaster and Camden, SC 1774-1814
by wev
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon

Is this the same?

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Maker not known per Winterthur.
by wev
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon

Can you shoot the mark with more of a racking light (right and left)? Might bring out more form.
by wev
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Does anyone know who this maker is?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Does anyone know who this maker is?

Levi B. Gay, watchmaker and jeweler, Nashua, NH 1856-1865, then Boston, MA 1865-c. 1875.
by wev
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Genuine or pseudo marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

this needs to be moved to the Coin Silversmiths forum
by wev
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Genuine or pseudo marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

That should have read "The marks, ALMOST always in that order..."
by wev
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Genuine or pseudo marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

These pseudo marks are associated with the wholesale manufacture of (Philo B.) Gilbert, (Daniel) Cunningham & Co, NYC c 1840. The marks, always in that order, though often erratically stamped as here, are fairly common and found with the mark of retailers mostly in NYC, but as far south as Charl...
by wev
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: (Which??) WINGATE for Matched Spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: (Which??) WINGATE for Matched Spoons

Okay; I misunderstood your reply. To your last, Charles Jewett Wingate and Frederick Wingate were 1st cousins, once removed.
by wev
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: (Which??) WINGATE for Matched Spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: (Which??) WINGATE for Matched Spoons

Daddy Winnie's work


Who is this? Frederick's father was not a smith, that I know of.
by wev
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: (Which??) WINGATE for Matched Spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: (Which??) WINGATE for Matched Spoons

It is hard to make out from your mark image, but check the G -- in Frederick's mark, it is noticeably below the line

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by wev
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: One For Show J. B. Hill.
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: One For Show J. B. Hill.

He is listed as an artist in the 1860 census, watch maker in 1870, and farmer in 1880.
by wev
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: One For Show J. B. Hill.
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: One For Show J. B. Hill.

All I have seen is this entry (which I have truncated) in Goodspeed Publishing's History of Tennessee , 1886: HILL, James Bryan ; jeweler of Fayetteville, Tenn ., was born 6 June 1832 in Fayetteville. Lincoln County, Tenn.: son of Ebenezer and Mary Tate (Bryan) Hill. . . He was educated in the schoo...
by wev
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: One For Show J. B. Hill.
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: One For Show J. B. Hill.

I have seen this mark several times on pieces with a Massachusetts (or at least New England) provenance. I am also inclined to John Beckford Hill of Beverly. He was the largest jeweler/watchmaker in the area and was in business for 60 years. I added him and his son to my project a while ago, but hav...
by wev
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Marks Sample: James Conning Mobile Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Marks Sample: James Conning Mobile Alabama

It is likely a journeyman's mark from the shop of whoever Conning was buying his flatware stock from -- Wood & Hughes was one of his major suppliers, but there were undoubtedly others.
by wev
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

While I feel pretty steady on American marks, my knowledge of English makers is best described as rudimentary. This is a set of 4 3/4" spoons, all identical in size, decoration, and monogram. One is marked for 1783 by Robert Cruickshank, while the other five are only marked with a lion and what...
by wev
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Any details on this retailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Any details on this retailer?

Henry Tyler Brown (1830-1893), Providence RI. He was in various partnerships, then on his own as H. T. BROWN & Co, 1875-1880.
by wev
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Information about company Bell & Bros.
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

They were the sons of the Samuel Bell you mentioned.

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