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by silverly
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: need ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: need ID help

Welcome to the forum. The pattern is Doris which was introduced in 1907, and the trademark is International.
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ISRAEL, John (Grimwade p.557)
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: ISRAEL, John (Grimwade p.557)

John Helbert Israel in partnership with Israel Israel of Saint Mary Axe, in the city of London, merchants, were still around in November 1815 as the were noted as petitioning creditors in the bankruptcy proceedings against George Gray (J. & G. Gray) . See: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi...
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S

And welcome to the forum!
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: ornate ladle, mark possibly M & S

Looks like Hotchkiss & Schreuder Syracuse third quarter of the nineteenth century.
by silverly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon

Just amazing! Thank you. This spoon turned up in Sumner, Washington.
by silverly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Verification and or Identification of J Lee Marked Spoon

Like so many, a complete mystery to me. Any help will be very much appreciated. ImageImage
by silverly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Free China Taiwan Spoons Information Requested.
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Free China Taiwan Spoons Information Requested.

Starting at about zero, any information about these spoons would be very much appreciated. They appear to be number and lettered. I suspect the Chinese characters relate to the name Taiwan and maybe more. An identification of the figures would be especially interesting. I can post close ups of any o...
by silverly
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

Thank you for all the comments. I am not able to do any better on a mark image. It's just a lousy small mark that looks like it was possibly double marked to me. The education is invaluable.
by silverly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

I will try. Unfortunately, even with magnification the mark is not good.
by silverly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

silverly wrote:The best I can measure is between 3 and 4 centimeters for the hallmark.

In width.
by silverly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

The best I can measure is between 3 and 4 centimeters for the hallmark.
by silverly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

Thank you for your comment. The piece is 25 centimeters or 10 inches long.
by silverly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

I'm guessing the townmark on this piece is Moscow and the makers mark is a complete mystery to me, so any help with identification will be very much appreciated. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1589/6430983/12454042/414366227.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1589/6430983/12454042/414366226.jpg
by silverly
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Vanity Set Pill Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Gorham Vanity Set Pill Boxes

For what it's worth, I have a button hook with similar engraving to these pill boxes that has the Gorham date mark for 1908.
by silverly
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Vanity Set Pill Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Gorham Vanity Set Pill Boxes

I believe these are called pill boxes. They measure about 1 1/4" in diameter and 3/4" in height. Confirmation or otherwise of this and information about the pattern would be very much appreciated. Image
by silverly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: One For Show J. B. Hill.
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: One For Show J. B. Hill.

wev wrote:This is the mark from Winterthur


Here's another image of the mark that may be a little better than my first if it's any use:

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by silverly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: One For Show J. B. Hill.
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: One For Show J. B. Hill.

wev wrote:Do you have any history to go with your spoon?

Only that it came to me via San Diego, California. If the mark has been attributed to John Beckford Hill of Beverly, MA, I'll have to go along with that. Thank you.
by silverly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: One For Show J. B. Hill.
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: One For Show J. B. Hill.

James Bryan Hill did go by J B Hill and his life span is similar to the gentleman you mention. Thanks for input.
by silverly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HORSLEY, John (Grimwade p.551-2)
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: HORSLEY, John (Grimwade p.551-2)

3 November 1797 John Horsley the Elder of Haberdashers Walk Hoxton in the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch in the County Middlesex Brass Founder will proved at London. Reference: TNA PROB 11/1298/17
by silverly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: One For Show J. B. Hill.
Replies: 8
Views: 247

One For Show J. B. Hill.

Or comment! Spoon with the mark of James Bryan Hill of Fayetteville, TN:

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