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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: 140

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: 140

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: 140

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: 345

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: 324

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: 98

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: 324

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: 137

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: 128

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: 346

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...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater London 1892 Figural Serving Spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 87

John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater London 1892 Figural Serving Spoon

John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater London 1892 Figural Serving Spoon Not that old of a spoon but I posted this because I was hoping someone might be able to confirm a theory. I believe this was part of a set of 4 serving pieces with each depicting a different female representing one of the 4 season...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London 1837 William IV Sterling & Ox Blood Coral Handle Fork
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: London 1837 William IV Sterling & Ox Blood Coral Handle Fork

Thanks, Phil, I believe your right with William Forrester. I think the piece is designed to be used, possibly an early lemon fork? I don't know when lemon forks first started showing up though.
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Ebony & Steel Dinner Fork c.1730's
Replies: 0
Views: 105

French Silver Ebony & Steel Dinner Fork c.1730's

French Silver Ebony & Steel Dinner Fork c.1730's There are no markings but I have seen similar steel forks attributed to France from around 1730 but I could be wrong. The Ferrule and caps are silver, the wood ebony, and tines steel. I have 3 of these but this is the only one of the set that is c...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: 18th Century Joseph Moulton Shell Back Spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 91

18th Century Joseph Moulton Shell Back Spoon

18th Century Joseph Moulton Shell Back Spoon Joseph Moulton was born in 1724 in Newbury MA and Died in 1795 in Newburyport MA. this spoon dates from 1750-1770 period https://i.postimg.cc/5638mjg4/IMG-9966.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dhNdzXgg/IMG-9968.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/YvCYDkD1/IMG-9969.jpg https...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Breslau 1835 Folding Campaign Fork & Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Breslau 1835 Folding Campaign Fork & Spoon

Breslau 1835 Folding Campaign Fork & Spoon They marked for Breslau with the date letter 1835 and a makers mark EBS inside of a heart. Not sure who this maker is though https://i.postimg.cc/TpvdTtTH/IMG-9961.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/75mwMD0p/IMG-9962.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/w169m3yX/IMG-9965.jpg...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: 1705 Newcastle Francis Batty II Hanovarian Rattail Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: 1705 Newcastle Francis Batty II Hanovarian Rattail Spoon

Ahh, ok. then this would probably be a 1706 spoon, thank you
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: 18th century William Hollingshead Philadelphia Shell Back Spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 76

18th century William Hollingshead Philadelphia Shell Back Spoon

William Hollingshead Philadelphia Shell Back Spoon The bowl of the spoon has seen better days. William Hollingshead was born in NJ in 1728 and died in Bucks PA in 1808. He worked as a silversmith in Philadelphia from 1754 to 1785. This spoon could date from any point within that period. https://i.po...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Augsburg 1744 Spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Augsburg 1744 Spoon

Augsburg 1744 Spoon The Spoon is dated 1744 but it is engraved later "Amanda Gol 1763". I am not sure of the maker though. It appears to be marked ID but the makers die appears to have been worn and slightly broken when he used it so it's not clearly legible. https://i.postimg.cc/QFt6RbGF/...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: John Burt Rattail Spoon 1720 - 1745
Replies: 0
Views: 77

John Burt Rattail Spoon 1720 - 1745

John Burt was born in 1692 in Boston and died in 1745 in Boston. I think this spoon could date anywhere from 1720 to 1745 https://i.postimg.cc/BL6QFkdq/IMG-9940.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/y331Q91t/IMG-9943.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/ph6VJkHK/IMG-9944.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/jCDSSVHc/IMG-9945.jpg https:...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: 1705 Newcastle Francis Batty II Hanovarian Rattail Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 358

1705 Newcastle Francis Batty II Hanovarian Rattail Spoon

1705 Newcastle Francis Batty II Hanovarian Rattail Spoon In the pictures, you cannot make out the maker mark as it is very light. But in person, you can see it is the mark of Francis Batty the 2nd. I'm not quite sure how it makes sense though as I don't think he had a mark until 1706 but someone wit...

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