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by silvermakersmarks
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 1891 desk item unknown maker
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: 1891 desk item unknown maker

Hi Yassine36 and welcome to the forum.

Reporting a topic is not a correct way of using this forum and I have deleted your report. If you wish to know or share something related to your AHC piece please start a new topic and embed pictures of your piece into your post.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifying marks on spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Help identifying marks on spoon

Your spoons have a London hallmark for the assay year 1812/13 and they are sterling (.925) silver. Is there also a maker's mark? "SPERO" is Latin for "I hope" and is the motto of the original owner's family, whose armorial appears below it. You may be able to narrow down the iden...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Antique SP Victorian ERA Medievel Knight Bookends Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Antique SP Victorian ERA Medievel Knight Bookends Mark?

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

Please embed your images individually (choose 'Share', then copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Old english text with an eagle, epc, 519, silverplate.
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Old english text with an eagle, epc, 519, silverplate.

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (choose 'Share', then copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) is recommended. Do not use Photobucket or Dropbox. Please ...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Can you help me idetify this caddy spoon?

It was a legal requirement that all silver imported into Britain be hallmarked before being "exposed for sale". As part of the hallmarking process a sponsor's mark was also required. The sponsor is the person or company responsible for the piece. We often lazily use the term "maker's ...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1754 London (?)
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 1754 London (?)

I would be interested in the thoughts of others but my suspicion is that the base and handles are not original and that it has been adapted from something else, the top of a cup or wine funnel perhaps.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of sauce ladle.
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Maker of sauce ladle.

Yes, almost certainly GMJ:

Image

Note the relative positions of the bottom of the M and J.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1754 London (?)
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 1754 London (?)

Hi and welcome to the forum. Yes, this is definitely a London 1754 hallmark. Unfortunately I cannot make anything of the maker's mark either; my best guesses are that it's either FM or EM but I have not found anything which matches these initials with the same lettering style. It would be interestin...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Makers Mark Initials
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Makers Mark Initials

Correct - and you are welcome...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Makers Mark Initials
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Makers Mark Initials

Thanks, that's clear enough to say that it's a lower case c for 1902.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Makers Mark Initials
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Makers Mark Initials

W.A is William Adams Ltd, a Birmingham company. Are you sure that the date letter is C? - it looks like o (or O) in your picture. A letter C of that form was not used in Birmingham until 2002 which is not possible due to the form of the gold carat mark. O (upper case) would be 1938 and o (lower case...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Makers Mark Initials
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Makers Mark Initials

Hi and welcome to the Forum. I can tell you, just from your description, that you have mis-identified the hallmark details, but without an image it is not possible to give you the correct information. To show images here you will need to use a 3rd-party picture host. The following should help you: H...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Can’t identify this mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Can’t identify this mark?

Hi and welcome to the forum. Your image of the hallmark is not particularly clear so I am not 100% certain that my identification of it is correct. I seem to see a Birmingham hallmark with a Convention Mark, 750 for 18K gold, the Birmingham anchor and the date letter "e" for 2004. It will ...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold marking. Chinese?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Gold marking. Chinese?

Hi and welcome to the forum.

I have deleted your earlier attempt at posting as you requested, but please embed your pictures. Google is not a suitable host for embedded pictures; https://postimages.org/ is recommended.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: British-like marks, King George Crowned Lion, Letters RG
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: British-like marks, King George Crowned Lion, Letters RG

Yes it is sterling - that is what the British hallmarking system guarantees.
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: British-like marks, King George Crowned Lion, Letters RG
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: British-like marks, King George Crowned Lion, Letters RG

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The hallmark is a Sheffield mark with the date letter / crown combination mark used on smaller objects between 1780 and 1853. C with an upright crown over it is the assay year 1811/12 and RG is Robert Gainsford.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: 4 Dublin spoons, maker ID? Date?
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: 4 Dublin spoons, maker ID? Date?

The outlined harp mark shows that both marks are 1786 or earlier. All 3 of the IL makers fit this time frame and it is unfortunate that our authority on Dublin marks, Douglas Bennett, has not been able to distinguish between them, so it won't be possible to tie it down to just one of them. Your seco...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Little spoon, ID help?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Little spoon, ID help?

The maker is probably WT but that's a fairly common set of initials for the likely time frame (mid 18th century) and there are a number of possible matches in the London lists (assuming it is a London mark), not to mention the fact that there is a missing register so we don't have a full list of all...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Another little spoon, ID the maker?
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Another little spoon, ID the maker?

The maker is probably WC but that's a fairly common set of initials for the likely time frame (mid 18th century) and there are a number of possible matches in the London lists (assuming it is a London mark), not to mention the fact that there is a missing register so we don't have a full list of all...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help identify please.
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Help identify please.

There are 2 marks here. The first is a Chester import mark with the date letter H for the assay year 1908/9 and the sponsor's / importer's mark BM for Berthold Muller, a well-known importer of German silver. The second mark starting with the N is a Hanau silver mark of Neresheimer & Sons (see ht...

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