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by neurorocker
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark

Very Hepful, JayT. I appreciate your kind help with that.

Nate
by neurorocker
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Need help with 1817-19 Paris AM Tete a Cheval Maker Mark

Hi there, I've got the 1817-19 Paris marks identified, but I need help with the A.M maker mark with the horse head. Anyone know this mark. I can't seem to find it in the usual places.. https://i.postimg.cc/cvVSJcNy/unnamed.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/nXsxZPgG/unnamed-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xJPDtDNn...
by neurorocker
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Unknown Marks on Silver Gilt Figural Covered Dishes
Replies: 3
Views: 4652

Re: Unknown Marks on Silver Gilt Figural Covered Dishes

Now, I'm wondering... Hanau? If it is, the post should be moved please! :)
by neurorocker
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Unknown Marks on Silver Gilt Figural Covered Dishes
Replies: 3
Views: 4652

Unknown Marks on Silver Gilt Figural Covered Dishes

Any help greatly appreciated. Really stuck on these marks.. I could be posting in the wrong section.

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by neurorocker
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Re: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?

There are probably a lot of possibilities to explain how this could happen as Turin was and is a very important Italian city. It could have been an American with long term political or business interests. Perhaps getting the assay marks was fashionable for expats-- like a stamp in your passport. I c...
by neurorocker
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Re: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?

Thank you, Amena! I'm grateful for your expertise. It makes complete sense that a collector or perhaps even a person living abroad might seek to have the items assayed.
by neurorocker
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

What is this Animal Head Baltimore Related Accession Mark?

Hi there, I'm baffled!! I've got several coin silver pieces by unrelated Baltimore makers which seem to have traveled together and have what I think may be an accession mark in common. Has anyone ever seen this mark before? https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jp...
by neurorocker
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian Baptismal Spoon with Unknown Maker
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: Norwegian Baptismal Spoon with Unknown Maker

Oh, I see this may be the 1888-1925 David Andersen mark.
by neurorocker
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian Baptismal Spoon with Unknown Maker
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Norwegian Baptismal Spoon with Unknown Maker

Hi there, I could use a little help with this presumably Norwegian baptismal spoon. Anyone know the maker and time period? I'm guessing 1890-1920, but I'm not sure. Thanks! ADMIN: If this gets ID'd, feel free to use the mark for the index. Nate https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-...
by neurorocker
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Early American Box
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Re: Early American Box

There must be some particular reason that a box would be decorated with the sassafras leaf-- and it is an unusual motif. Not one that I've ever come across before. It might well have been a small box for transporting the roots of the plant. I can't say for certain.
by neurorocker
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Early American Box
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Re: Early American Box

The funny thing about the hinges is that what you are seeing are not hinges at all! Those are false hinges. The hinges for this box are entirely hidden on the inside! No part of them can be seen from the exterior. Remarkable. Thanks! I could not have figured it out without you.
by neurorocker
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Early American Box
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Re: Early American Box

I think of it as an exploration. We cannot learn if we don't venture into the unknown. Thank you for that post. I think you've absolutely nailed it. Plenty examples of his snuff boxes out there with the same flower motifs. The marks have differences, but also key similarities. What a fabulous find a...
by neurorocker
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Early American Box
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Re: Early American Box

Me too! Interested and have never seen it before on silver or other items symbolically. I think it is highly significant as it pegs the box to the Eastern US and hints at possible colonial origins. As you say, there is a great deal of early mythology surrounding the plant. "Because early Sassaf...
by neurorocker
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Early American Box
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Early American Box

Hi there, I'm really stuck on this snuff box. I can't find the maker mark anywhere. Here's what I can tell from looking at it: 1.) Dimensions are: 1.2" x 1.6" x 2.70" (31 x 41 x 68mm). Unusually heavy construction at 134 grams. 2.) Parcel gilt interior 3.) Hidden hinges 4.) Monogramme...
by neurorocker
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

Re: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl

I have a recommendation and a contact. I'll update it if it's positive or negative.
by neurorocker
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

Re: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl

I'm not certain. It's a good catch. My best guess is that the date that the will was witnessed (1748) is far earlier than the death date of the "sick" Nicholas, but that date has been mistaken for a death date by later parties. This is what I've pieced together about the family, but I'm no...
by neurorocker
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

Re: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl

I think the mark is so small that a typical person would not have the technical ability to inscribe such small letters. You cannot see it without magnification. So, I think more likely a jeweler or a silversmith marked it. Isaac b. 1766 and d. 1846, so it's possible that this inscription was ca. 182...
by neurorocker
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

Re: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl

I misstated the conveyance to Isaac. It was the real estate and not the tools. But the will suggests that the tools may have conveyed from Jan to Nicholas and then to his other son.
by neurorocker
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible New York Brandywine Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 4240

Possible New York Brandywine Bowl

Buckle up. This is a complicated one. I recently bought a small (2.5" tall x 8.25" wide, 320 grams) two handled hammered silver bowl.This bowl is causing some conversation. The bowl is crudely made, and almost appears similar in style (at first blush) to a Spanish Colonial piece. It has a ...

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