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by spobby
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Contemporary maker's mark
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Contemporary maker's mark

That works for me.
Thanks Phil
by spobby
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Contemporary maker's mark
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Contemporary maker's mark

On trying to describe the purpose of this piece to others, I have come up against a barrier.
Does any one have any idea of its purpose? Does it have one? A modernistic chalice? Vase? 9 cms high x 7.5 cms square.
Any help appreciated.
Thanks
John
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by spobby
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Contemporary maker's mark
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Contemporary maker's mark

*Hangs head*
Realising it was a 'K' & should have looked closer at Phil's page .. doh!
by spobby
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Contemporary maker's mark
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Contemporary maker's mark

Brilliant!
Many thanks
by spobby
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Contemporary maker's mark
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Contemporary maker's mark

Shot in the dark, but does anyone know the maker of this modernistic piece please?
Have emailed Dublin assay office but with no reply as yet.
Thanks in advance
John
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by spobby
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Victorian Salt
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Victorian Salt

Many thanks
by spobby
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Victorian Salt
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Victorian Salt

Please confirm whether this is Robert Harper or one of the Hennells, or someone else!
Thanks
John
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by spobby
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George Gray
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: George Gray

Many thanks guys
by spobby
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George Gray
Replies: 4
Views: 653

George Gray

Could this be an overstrike of P & A Bateman?
It's on the inner lid of the top.
Always supposing it is George Gray?
Thanks
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by spobby
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Please ID this hallmark on a spoon!
Replies: 4
Views: 2864

Re: Please ID this hallmark on a spoon!

Looks like the early 19thC pewter mark for John Yates.
Regards
John
by spobby
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 4291

Re: Georgian Tongs

Many thanks
I should have looked a little harder!
Good to know it’s a York piece though.
Thanks again
John
by spobby
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 4291

Georgian Tongs

Would be grateful for maker's mark info please.
Although there isn't a town assay mark, I'm assuming it's a London one.
Thanks
John
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by spobby
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with Date & Item (SECOND ATTEMPT)
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Re: Help with Date & Item (SECOND ATTEMPT)

Casters* of that size and of that period would normally be used for spices, e.g. pepper/cinnamon/ground nutmeg etc., and would have been part of a set of casters leading up to the larger sugar caster. I would suggest that salt would only be served from glass lined or gilt silver bowl. Just an opinio...
by spobby
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker's mark please
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Maker's mark please

Excellent, many thanks
by spobby
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker's mark please
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Maker's mark please

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by spobby
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4889

Re: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?

Actually as Phil stated, spice & sugar casters - the two empty rings shown are for the tops of the oil bottles when in use.

John
by spobby
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4889

Re: ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ME PUZZLED ?

With the cartouche at the front, this would be a stand for a Warwick Cruet set, generally containing sugar casters & two oil bottles.
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by spobby
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Modern Looking Sterling Earrings - London marks
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Modern Looking Sterling Earrings - London marks

Maker's mark is probably R.S.Jewellers of Hatton Garden, London
Regards
John
by spobby
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Makers mark on mote spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Makers mark on mote spoon

Grimwade shows a casemaker with this mark, William Noyse. Registered 29.9.1718. Which up to that date, maker's marks would show the first two letters of the surname.
Just an idea.
Regards
John
by spobby
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Sterling sugar nips, perhaps American, need info
Replies: 10
Views: 3741

Re: Sterling sugar nips, perhaps American, need info

Properly known as tea tongs, Dr David Schlosberg points out in his excellent book some specialist tea tong makers. Perhaps it could be one of these.
http://www.silverteatongs.com/4764/index.html
A fascinating read about the history of these utensils.
Regards
John

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