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by silverly
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son
Replies: 14
Views: 2686

Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

[quote="silverly"]Hartford Courant Advertisement: 1837
by silverly
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son
Replies: 14
Views: 2686

Re: Information Regarding Thomas Steele & Son

Hartford Courant Advertisement:

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by silverly
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Fork-WM DUPREE American
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Fork-WM DUPREE American

I vote for before Dupree's Webster period and silverplate. The second Fork makes me think coin. Wm Dupree was born in England in about 1816 and died in Brooklyn in 1891. The only listings I find for Wm Dupree concern silver plating. Happy New year!
by silverly
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PRATT, Thomas Boulton (Grimwade p.631)
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Re: PRATT, Thomas Boulton (Grimwade p.631)

17 January 1753 John Payne London Goldsmith paid apprentice indenture duty for Thomas Boulton Pratt. (Don't have my Grimwade's with me at the moment to see if John Payne is in there.)
by silverly
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver item 17-18th century
Replies: 39
Views: 1000

Re: Silver item 17-18th century

Nothing terribly useful to add, but why not clean and polish the item?
by silverly
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: help with marking on candle holders
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: help with marking on candle holders

An advertisement in the 1901 Yale Banner:

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by silverly
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas! - 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Happy Christmas! - 2020

Merry Christmas to all everywhere!
by silverly
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: help with marking on candle holders
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: help with marking on candle holders

....So, he might not be the maker here, but the work is expected to be soundly sourced. Died in 1920's. No clear report on end date of firm. In 1917 he was recorded by the State of Connecticut Military Census Agent as a Merchant with no experience in any other trade, profession or occupation. He ha...
by silverly
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unmarked Coin Silver Master Salt Spoon?
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Unmarked Coin Silver Master Salt Spoon?

Master salt maybe. The style makes me think midwestern, but there's no guarantee of that. Sorry for being to imprecise about it all.
by silverly
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: DARVILL, Edward (Grimwade p.484)
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Re: DARVILL, Edward (Grimwade p.484)

26 May 1770 Edward Darvill London Weaver paid apprentice indenture duty for Josiah Lisle (possibly a relative of John Lisle Grimwade p.394).
by silverly
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HARCOURT, Abram & BACKHOUS, John (Grimwade p.392)
Replies: 0
Views: 192

HARCOURT, Abram & BACKHOUS, John (Grimwade p.392)

The substance of this post is purely conjecture which I generally try to avoid altogether, but here goes: 25 January 1806 John Backhous of Grays Inn Road in the County of Middlesex Brass Founder will proved at London. John Backhous's will had substantial bequests to John Backhous otherwise Harcourt ...
by silverly
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: English, but where?

Found in Philadelphia and Its Manufactures, A Hand-book 1858. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1589/6430983/12454042/414495678.jpg I don't suppose anyone would ever look into this, but so far as I can tell J C Booth (James Curtis Booth) was not the Chief Assayer at the U S Mint in Philadelphia. He ...
by silverly
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: English, but where?

I had the same thought. But me for it's good to see the verified facts from contemporary publications.
by silverly
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: English, but where?

I would expect these marks to be George Sharp as the manufacturer and Bailey & Co as the retailer. This post is to correct my last post in this thread. From the The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrancer ... Joseph M. Wilson · 1859 pg 6 http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1589/643...
by silverly
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: English, but where?

Found in Philadelphia and Its Manufactures, A Hand-book 1858.Image
by silverly
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Encircled "W" w/extensions
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Encircled "W" w/extensions

I think they're both Frank M Whiting Co trademarks, https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_W4.html
by silverly
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help w/ French Bracelet maker's mark
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Help w/ French Bracelet maker's mark

A lot of people have pretty good success at taking an image of the mark through a magnifying glass, so you might try that. Great looking bracelet.
by silverly
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: English, but where?

I would expect these marks to be George Sharp as the manufacturer and Bailey & Co as the retailer.
by silverly
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: CHAWNER, William I (Grimwade p.463, 741)
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: CHAWNER, William I (Grimwade p.463, 741)

A family tree recorded on websites suggests he died in Welbeck Street, London in 1783. The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 4, July to December 1808 on page 265 mentions Sarah Chawner the youngest daughter of William Chawner Esquire of Welbeck Street in regard to her ...
by silverly
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WHITFORD, Cattern (Grimwade p.388)
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: WHITFORD, Cattern (Grimwade p.388)

24 January 1786 Catherine Whitford Widow of Sugar Loaf Court Salisbury Court Fleet Street London will proved at London. There is a bequest in her will to a sister named Hannah Hodges Spinster. A mark was used to sign her will. Reference London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts ...

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