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by legrandmogol
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: French silver?
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: French silver?

I think you are seeing worn marks for Bergen Norway from around 1800.
by legrandmogol
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Unknown hallmarks on a spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Unknown hallmarks on a spoon

Wallace Silversmiths (Robert Wallace & Sons), American. I think your spoon is the Violet pattern as well.
by legrandmogol
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks

ok, I see. Thank you for all the info and clarification Peter!
by legrandmogol
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks

Thank you again! The multiple markings were the most appealing thing about this spoon. So, If I am reading this right, there were 3 different instances of this spoon being marked for resale. First the French mark, then the flowery V, then crowned V. Which marking brought the assay office mark?
by legrandmogol
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks

Thanks Peter! I knew you could sort this out. If ever find out who the maker is I'd love to know. I couldn't find this mark in any of my books but sometimes a second pair of eyes makes all the difference.
by legrandmogol
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Frisian Dutch Silver Birth Spoon w/ many marks

I believe this spoon to be Frisian in origin but I cannot identify the maker. It also has several other marks including at least 2 marks for old and imported wares, possibly a french occupation rooster for 800 silver though this mark is very worn as well as a person (Minerva?) wearing a helmet with ...
by legrandmogol
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: N.C marked twice
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: N.C marked twice

Hi, probably Nathanial Coleman (1765-1842). he worked as a silversmith in Burlington NJ from 1787 to 1835. He was originally from New York state. None of his known marks quite line up with these but the style of the spoon is correct for his early working period. For more information about this silve...
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: French Tabatiere

We can only speculate why it made it to Naples but the piece could easily have come with a Napoleanic soldier during the wars and French occupation and was later remarked for resale during the later period. That's a nice romantic way to think of its journey anyway. Mere speculation though.
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tabatiere
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: French Tabatiere

I do not know the maker but I believe the Horsehead indicates it was made in France between 1795 to 1797 and is 84.3% silver. The Lady head with the E next to it means it was imported in to the Naples Italy between 1824-1832
by legrandmogol
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Bullseye on hang tag pearl necklace
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Bullseye on hang tag pearl necklace

is it actually marked 925 or sterling anywhere? It looks like plated costume jewelry to me
by legrandmogol
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork

I could only find 1 spoon in the Winterthur online collection for Sunderland & Weaver and it looked a few decades older the 1867 but 1867 still makes more sense than 1798 so, for now, that is what I'll go with. Still, if it is Sunderland & Weaver, I think they still would only have retailed ...
by legrandmogol
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork

Thank you for the quick response. Do you have a source for that? From what I can tell Sunderlin & Weaver were merely retailers and I can't find any reference for them using just an S&W. I only see them using their entire name.
by legrandmogol
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork
Replies: 4
Views: 215

S&W Kings Pattern Dinner Fork

I am fairly confident that his piece is American and coin silver but I could be wrong. I am unsure who the maker is or if it is American at all. I have seen the mark described as Philadelphia Silversmiths Anthony Simmons & Samuel Williamson who worked together in 1797 - 1798 but this seems very ...
by legrandmogol
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Probably French Silver Coffee Pot
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Probably French Silver Coffee Pot

The mark is 18th century Venice but I don't think this is a genuine 18th-century article. It's probably genuinely silver but the marks are probably pseudo marks designed to deceive. I would wait for a second opinion before committing to it. Beautiful piece regardless
by legrandmogol
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Augsburg c.1690's Michael Hafner Travel Fork
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Augsburg c.1690's Michael Hafner Travel Fork

When I first got the fork I had to look at every piece by Hafner I could find online and so the assumption of the wearing hallmark was my own. The people with his pieces would attribute them later with the worn-looking marks than with the crisp ones thus my assumption. There are only so many of his ...
by legrandmogol
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Siegmund Bierfreund Nuremberg 17th Century Ball Foot Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Siegmund Bierfreund Nuremberg 17th Century Ball Foot Cup

From what I understand (with the help of Google translate), Siegmund Bierfreund is referred to as the 'Master of Tulip Tops'. He was born around 1620, became a master silversmith around 1650 and worked until 1702 in Nuremberg. I don't really know much more about the maker and I might have the dates ...
by legrandmogol
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Augsburg c.1690's Michael Hafner Travel Fork
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Augsburg c.1690's Michael Hafner Travel Fork

That would be nice but it is definitely the mark of Michael Hafner who died by 1700. His pieces can sort of be dated on how worn out his mark is. It started as a clear jug, pitcher, ewer or whatever you want to call it but by the 1690's it had started to become foggy and worn and this mark is not su...
by legrandmogol
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: LC Bailey Silver Spoon- Coin Silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: LC Bailey Silver Spoon- Coin Silver?

I can offer some advice that may help. If it is plated rather than solid silver, it will not be bendy or springy but rather stiff. Also, the piece will almost certainly have lost plating in places that get the most wear such as the bottom of the bowl, the tip of the bowl and the edges. The under met...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Breslau 1835 Folding Campaign Fork & Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Breslau 1835 Folding Campaign Fork & Spoon

Thanks Theoderich. I don't know why I didn't ask earlier. I've had these for a while
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German? Dognose Rattail spoon
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: German? Dognose Rattail spoon

That's all I have at the moment. After Thursday I'll share my collection of 18th-century English Dinner knives and Dutch Birth Spoons. I don't have any pictures on hand though. I think that's all of my 17th-century pieces though except for a Nuremberg cup I have a coming. My collection is fairly hea...

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