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by legrandmogol
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1702 Queen Anne Caudle Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: 1702 Queen Anne Caudle Cup

that is the article and I wish that were me too. Thanks for your input. I figured it was a later engraving but was hoping to be wrong. It is still a nice cup and if I am going to have a Victorianized decoration on the cup at least it's an engraving rather than repousse work.
by legrandmogol
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1702 Queen Anne Caudle Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: 1702 Queen Anne Caudle Cup

Yeah probably, it looks more Victorian baroque fantasy style than genuine baroque. Repaired after that at some point
by legrandmogol
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1702 Queen Anne Caudle Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 293

1702 Queen Anne Caudle Cup

I believe this cup is by London Silversmith John Downes of London c.1702/3. It has been repaired in several places. If you google 1702 caudle cup you'll find an article about this particular cup but that is not me, I only just received it. My question is whether the engraved decoration is original o...
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving

HA! I wish it really did. This would be my favorite spoon
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Another Frisian Occasion spoon c.1753
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Another Frisian Occasion spoon c.1753

thanks again Peter, I didn't have a lot of hope that this mark was readable
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving

Also I believe the figure is holding an open book (probably the bible) but it is hard to tell in my picture
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving

thanks, Peter, I just noticed that the other spoon has the number 10526 SPV on it in the same spot and I bought them from the same source so they were probably added by the former collector as a reference. I thought the maker might be Pierkens but it also matched the mark of an unknown maker in my o...
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Another Frisian Occasion spoon c.1753
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Another Frisian Occasion spoon c.1753

Not sure at all who the maker is for this one and I don't have a lot of confidence in its being identified but again it has a great engraving on it. The figure is also larger on this one than I usually see at about 1.5" tall. Any help would be appreciated https://i.postimg.cc/MM9TvDKs/IMG-4502....
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Frisian Bolsward occasin Spoon with amazing engraving

Not sure who the maker is for this spoon but I think it is from Bolsward Friesland. The figure is also larger than I am used to, it's about 1.5" tall. The engraving looks like a marriage spoon or a birth spoon not sure. https://i.postimg.cc/jwtTtbsP/IMG-4484.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/w1Rgk2fy/IM...
by legrandmogol
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Friesian Silver Occasion spoon with unknown maker
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Friesian Silver Occasion spoon with unknown maker

Thanks, Peter, an overstrike or double strike would explain the mysterious mark. For me, the beautifully engraved windmill was the real allure. I have a couple more interesting Frisian spoons on the way.
by legrandmogol
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Friesian Silver Occasion spoon with unknown maker
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Friesian Silver Occasion spoon with unknown maker

Not sure who the maker is and I am looking for some assistance. It is a strange maker mark but it has an amazing engraving of a period windmill. I am also not exactly sure what the engraving says but I believe it commemorates somebody's life via their date of birth and death but hopefully Peter can ...
by legrandmogol
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th century Friesian pomegranate spoon by ?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 17th century Friesian pomegranate spoon by ?

Thank you Peter! The fact that this was eventually reused as a funeral spoon is especially interesting to me.
by legrandmogol
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th century Friesian pomegranate spoon by ?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

17th century Friesian pomegranate spoon by ?

So many clover makers marks that I am not sure which this is. It has a break in the bowl and a later dolphin mark. Sadly somebody tried to clean it with a brillo pad so it's kinda scratched up. It also looks to have 3 generations of different engravings on it. Any help would be appreciated. https://...
by legrandmogol
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

she was indeed a clever woman but her legacy may be romanticized. and I would love a movie about her or rather an in-depth documentary.
by legrandmogol
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

however, I am not saying this is her work though
by legrandmogol
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

Hester Bateman was an actual silversmith not just in name. It is believed she worked with her husband doing jobs for other silversmiths. In the early years, it was her, her 2 sons, and 1 apprentice. The silver manufacturing juggernaut she became wasn't until the 1770s.
by legrandmogol
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

I know this cup has some 17th-century stylistic bits but the foot and the carving of the coconut are definitely Georgian. Also, it is hard to tell in my pics, especially the closer up you get but I think Trev is right, the mark was punched into solder that was not quite hardened yet so a little bit ...
by legrandmogol
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

Thanks, Trev, I felt Hester Bateman was a long shot but the best I could guess at. You are right in that it seems the mark was made over the soldering which I assumed was a sloppy repair job. I am pretty confident though that the mark is an HB for whatever that is worth.
by legrandmogol
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

There is only one mark and I believe it is an early Hester Bateman mark. Just wondering if anyone can confirm it. It has been repaired a few times as you can see. https://i.postimg.cc/yJ5rb1pR/IMG-4287.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dZcNJWYt/IMG-4288.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dZRH38sR/IMG-4289.jpg https://...
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Friesian silver guard soldier spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Friesian silver guard soldier spoon

definitely a long shot but I wonder if there are records of town guards for Sneek c.1715?

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