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by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: FAB M/P0 - Floral Brooch - London, 925
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: FAB M/P0 - Floral Brooch - London, 925

Date letter k in this form is 2009. Sorry, I have no idea about FAB.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: 1753 Irish Tablespoons later Gilt/Engraved
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: 1753 Irish Tablespoons later Gilt/Engraved

A correction to my previous post: The maker's mark was struck before items were submitted for assay, but still on a different occasion. The assayer would no doubt have had a preferred orientation for his marking.
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Albert Sydenham (?) medal fob
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Albert Sydenham (?) medal fob

Hi and welcome to the forum You have got the hallmark and maker's mark identification spot-on. My feeling about the subject of the fob medal is that it is religious because of the dome and cross. It's a shame it is not engraved on the back as that might have pointed towards whether it was awarded fo...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: 1753 Irish Tablespoons later Gilt/Engraved
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: 1753 Irish Tablespoons later Gilt/Engraved

I agree with you that the hallmark is Dublin 1753 and that the maker is Christopher Skinner. Although I cannot say that the same is true for Dublin, I can say that the practice in London was for the Goldsmiths Company assayer to mark items with the hallmark and to return them to the silversmith for ...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London silver 1691?
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: London silver 1691?

In fact we do not know when Hood's mark was registered as there are no extant records available for pre-1697 registrations. The dates "1694..1695" quoted in the image above, taken from my web site, are meant to indicate dates for which I have seen the mark as I explain on the site's home p...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Can't figure out this hallmark
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Can't figure out this hallmark

There are no import-specific date letters for any of the British and Irish assay offices. The same letters are used for home-production and import.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Small pierced ladle - British late 1800s
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Small pierced ladle - British late 1800s

This is a "sifter spoon", often found in a set with fruit serving spoons. Its use is to sprinkle powdered sugar on fruit and desserts.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Markings on a silver bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Markings on a silver bowl

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Please embed your pictures and I am sure that we will be able to answer your query.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Unknown European Hallmark on Pendant? AO, M (line through), 925 Control Mark

I would go with the "maker's" mark being the mark of the Irish importer / sponsor and that, as AG2012 suggests, it is A with a Gaelic "d".

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another cane that I think has a London mark
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Another cane that I think has a London mark

I agree with you that this is the JH mark of Howell & Co and that it is a London hallmark. I also think that the date letter is "n". For me, from the evidence of the little flourishes on the side of the letter, it can only by the 1928 "n" as this was the style of the letters ...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Pierced sugar bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Pierced sugar bowl

I agree that it is a sugar bowl, or a sweetmeat bowl, and needs a glass liner. It's definitely a Hayne & Cater mark and the date letter is the G of 1842/43.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun May 31, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver cup with hallmarks on the bottom
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Silver cup with hallmarks on the bottom

Despite Uttam saying that he can see HJH, his new posting - which he still has not managed to embed - clearly shows the mark as HW, so my guess was wrong and AG2012's assessment is correct.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun May 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver cup with hallmarks on the bottom
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Silver cup with hallmarks on the bottom

A slight correction to my colleague's post: EPBM is normally taken as meaning electroplated Britannia metal, Britannia metal being a form of base metal akin to pewter. Looking at the manufacturer's mark I think it may be HJH and of a similar form to the registered sponsor's mark for precious metals ...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: 18k gold necklace mark question
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: 18k gold necklace mark question

That is an Italian mark. It takes the form of a number, for the maker, and 2 letters for the province. Without knowing the letters the maker cannot be identified. A clearer, in-focus picture is required.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: HELP identify WD hallmark Year Etc Box
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: HELP identify WD hallmark Year Etc Box

Yes, the wooden lining is typical for a cigarette box.
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: HELP identify WD hallmark Year Etc Box
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: HELP identify WD hallmark Year Etc Box

Yes, it's Birmingham. WD is William Devenport and B is the date code for 1926.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

The silvermakersmarks web site is mine. You will note that the Liger mark is reproduced by courtesy of the SilverTeaTongs web site and it is from the owner of that site, Dr David Shlosberg, that I have the attribution. There is not enough similarity between that mark and yours to suggest any connect...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 12, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Identifying maker's mark on toy spoon

The mark does not match any published 17th or 18th century British marks (Grimwade and Jackson both searched).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 07, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Vesta case
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Vesta case

John Millward Banks of Birmingham. Hallmark is Chester, 1902. Whilst we are always happy to help out I am surprised that you have not managed to find this information for yourself on, for example, our British Marks pages . In addition, in an earlier reply, I gave you links to my web site where there...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed May 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Vesta case
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Vesta case

Date letter is "y" for 1898.

Phil

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