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by trevorg
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Worn marks on Gravy Ladle - Goat Monogram
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

Re: Worn marks on Gravy Ladle - Goat Monogram

Hello,
Whilst the engraving of the crest is not fully clear it is not dissimilar to that of Hamilton, Scotland being a demi-goat affrontee, holding between the fore-legs a human heart, all ppr. Reference Fairbairns Book of Crests, plate 128.4.
Regards,
Trevor.
by trevorg
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest idendification
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: Crest idendification

Hello,
I believe the arms and crest are those of Halyburton, Newmains co. Roxburgh.
Arms: or, on a bend az. three mascles and in the sinister canton a buckle of the first.
Crest: a stag at gaze proper.
Regards,
Trevor.
by trevorg
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Family crest bird with wheat stalk in beak
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: Family crest bird with wheat stalk in beak

The only crests listed and illustrated in Fairbairns for a bird holding an ear of wheat vertically as that shown in the photo are described either as doves, birds or doves beaked and legged (whatever that is). I cannot comment on whether or not this is an accurate description or that engravers follo...
by trevorg
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Family crest bird with wheat stalk in beak
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: Family crest bird with wheat stalk in beak

Further research indicates that the spelling of the village of Durington in Fairbairns has either changed over time or is mis-spelled and is actually Dorrington in Lincolnshire. There are monuments to the Oldfield family (Anthony Oldfield) within the parish church of St James and St John that was er...
by trevorg
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Family crest bird with wheat stalk in beak
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: Family crest bird with wheat stalk in beak

Hi Peter,
I believe this crest is for Oldfield of Durington, Lincolnshire (a dove close arg holding in it’s beak an ear of wheat).
Regards,
Trevor
by trevorg
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Queen Anne Dinner Plate w/ Coat of Arms
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Re: Queen Anne Dinner Plate w/ Coat of Arms

I was initially concerned that the Royal Coat of arms was face down and should have been on the visible face of the plate however the discussion on the legality or otherwise of the plate reminded me of an unwise and badly considered purchase I made some years ago. This was a pair of silver bowls wit...
by trevorg
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Nutmeg Grinder
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Nutmeg Grinder

You are welcome!
Learning is a continuous process and following this forum is a great way of improving one’s knowledge. There is an enormous and varied depth of knowledge here, stay positive!
Trevor
by trevorg
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Nutmeg Grinder
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Nutmeg Grinder

Hi, The date letter is for 1829 but the makers are Charles Rawlings and George Storer who registered their mark on 1st January 1829. Some owners scratch collection numbers, the weight of the object, the date they acquired it etc on items of silver they own which I think is what can be seen on this i...
by trevorg
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze

These are really informative documents and will be useful for future research. I had only been able to trace Elizabeth’s ancestors back to her father and these documents enable this to trace back to the 16th century when their arms were granted. Thank you for sharing this.
by trevorg
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on William and Mary two handled cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Crest on William and Mary two handled cup

Hello, Thanks for your response and yes, I was aware of this attribution but my searches on both of the Coleman/Colman families has so far been fruitless. The Coleman/Colman arms are well recorded (just need to find the direct family) but those of the wife to sinister are proving more of a challenge...
by trevorg
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze

Hello, My conclusion concurs with those expressed earlier, that the crest on this item does relate to the Grove/Lambert/Hooke families. Robert Grove (1636-1695) who married Mary Hanham (1644-1688) in 1661 would be entitled to quarter the arms of his father, Thomas Grove (?-?), with those of his moth...
by trevorg
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask

Hello, Firstly I need to thank Alaine Apap Bologna for her collaboration in formulating this response, she has a great depth of knowledge of Maltese silver and I have suggested that she joins our forum as I believe her input would be invaluable and we could all learn from her. Now to the mark in que...
by trevorg
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze

Thank you for taking time out to research this, it is good data. I concur that currently the most likely path to resolution is to follow the Lambert/Grove/Hooke route. Whilst the traceable Lambert family line currently seems to end at Edward Lambert I also need to understand why these (Grove and Lam...
by trevorg
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas! - 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Re: Happy Christmas! - 2020

Happy Christmas to all.
by trevorg
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask

Hello Amena, thank you for this information. The assumption that the mark was 17th century was taken from that illustrated in Tardy (which is always open to further interpretation). I have no contact details for Alaine but if you could send me her details on a PM then I would welcome her opinion. Th...
by trevorg
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask

Hi, I think the book you are referring to is The Silver of Malta by Alaine Apap Bologna, she worked at Christie’s Geneva where she was head of silver and watches. I am trying to source a copy at reasonable cost.
by trevorg
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask

Hi Traintime, thank you for your response. Not crazy at all however looking closely at the mark I cannot associate it with those for Augsburg so the search goes on...perhaps I need to buy a book on Maltese silver!
by trevorg
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Maltese silver casting bottle/flask

Hello, I have been trying to research the hallmarks on recent acquisition being a 17th century Maltese silver casting bottle. The marks that I have identified are the 17th century mark of MA surmounted by a Maltese cross, a makers mark of AP in a rectangle which I believe is Andrea Pace, an assay sc...
by trevorg
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Crest on a pair of William and Mary tazze

Hello, I would appreciate it if anyone can help in identifying the crest on this pair of William and Mary tazze. The tazze have the makers mark of Samuel Hood and were assayed in London in 1692. Thanks and regards, Trevor https://i.postimg.cc/xCDFyHT7/AE1-AED22-4-A3-B-4-D01-B831-C33-FAA80-AA91-1-201...
by trevorg
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on William and Mary two handled cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Crest on William and Mary two handled cup

Hello, I would appreciate it if anyone can help in identifying the crest on this cup. The cup has the makers mark of John Jackson and was assayed in London in 1697. Thanks and regards, Trevor https://i.postimg.cc/sDcKQqht/91-A603-CD-0-FE9-4-C6-B-82-AB-567880524-CEA-1-201-a.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/D...

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