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by wev
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!

Retailed by Thomas W. Purdy, Newburgh NY c 1860; manufactured (wholesale) by John L. Westervelt
by wev
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: I H Weston Spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: I H Weston Spoon?

Isaac Henry Weston, jeweler in Portland ME c 1860
by wev
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork

I have seen the mark with and without wholesale marks. Winterthur has several pieces such.
by wev
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork

Sunderlin (Lewis) & Weaver (Devalson), Rochester c 1865
by wev
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Myer Myers?
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Myer Myers?

I have gone through the Myers book and found no matching initials. From known owners, the initial order appears two ways: M(ary) over R(obert) • L(ivngston) -- given/given/surname and M(oses) over I(saac) • R(eyna) -- surname/given/given Here is my example, also with untraced initials. It measures 8...
by wev
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: LC Bailey Silver Spoon- Coin Silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: LC Bailey Silver Spoon- Coin Silver?

More than likely; standard shop wares of the period. There are various tests available to be conclusive, but would probably cost more than the spoon is worth.
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: 240

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: 240

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: 240

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: 250

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: 863

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: 863

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: 863

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: 413

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: 413

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: 413

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: 467

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: 467

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...

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