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by silvermakersmarks
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Does 925A mean high-end British silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Does 925A mean high-end British silver?

925A has never been a British silver designation. You may have been thinking of the use of A (and A1) on electroplate to denote a manufacturer's best quality.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Dike Impey Dog Nose Fork
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Dike Impey Dog Nose Fork

My thoughts too. The shape of the shield in the armorial feels non-English to me.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help me identify this brooch
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Please help me identify this brooch

It is most definitely Edinburgh and the date letter appears to be the Q of 1990. The sponsor's mark is MG which is the mark of Ortak Silvercraft of Kirkwall, Orkney, the initials being those of Malcolm Gray.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Information needed on Fitzmaurice West of 1 St James's St
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Information needed on Fitzmaurice West of 1 St James's St

(does anyone know which King Street?) The 1884 Post Office London Directory gives his address as 9 King Street, St James, SW and his business as "dressing case manufacturer". Your 1839 start date seems right as he is not listed in the 1838 directory, but is in the 1839 directory at 1 St J...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Can anyone identify this JI maker’s mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Can anyone identify this JI maker’s mark?

In the 1851 census both John Harris and John Ivings are listed at 1 Richmond Buildings. Harris is the head of the household and is described as "Goldsmith (Journeyman)" and Ivings (aged 19) is a "Goldsmith's Apprentice". It would appear that the registration of Ivings must have b...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: W.C maker,is it William Gibson?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: W.C maker,is it William Gibson?

Definitely William Comyns & Sons. And I can confirm that it is 1910.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: help with import marks please
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: help with import marks please

Well, it's definitely an import mark but your picture is too unclear to see the finer details. I assume it's London as it is with a London mark that I have seen this (unknown to me) AJ sponsor's mark and that the date letter is from the 1916-1935 cycle. It may be "n" for 1928 or "u&qu...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 31, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: [TL] {Lion} (George IV) [Gothic D] [Anchor]-->1827?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: [TL] {Lion} (George IV) [Gothic D] [Anchor]-->1827?

It is the 1837 "O" with TL for Thomas Lawrence. No problem with the duty mark as Birmingham didn't start using Victoria's head until 1840, 3 years after she came to the throne. The reason for the lateness was, as I understand it, that the duty mark was part of hallmarking law and when Parl...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 29, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Strange English hallmark on a spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: Strange English hallmark on a spoon

I am confused as to why you think that a magnet test can show the presence of silver - it can't. With just "England" on your spoon the only conclusion can be that it is not silver - and may not even be electroplated.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 29, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Grandmothers engagement ring
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Grandmothers engagement ring

If this were Asprey it would have an English hallmark - it doesn't so it must be another A&C from somewhere else. It is probable that the "mushroom" is the trademark of the manufacturer and not a national mark. If so, it is perhaps not surprising that nobody has yet come up with an ans...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 28, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: 14ct Gold Ruby Diamond Ring Unknown hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: 14ct Gold Ruby Diamond Ring Unknown hallmarks

Yes, it's British - more specifically English as that is a London hallmark for 1999 and 14 carat gold. The maker/sponsor, RJT (or possibly RTJ where J could be for "Jewellery"), is not known to me.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 27, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help Identify A Makers Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Help Identify A Makers Mark

See the Webster Company of North Attleboro, Massachusetts at https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_W2.html

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 27, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Flower mark on a silver trail
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Flower mark on a silver trail

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by silvermakersmarks
Wed May 26, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: sterling silver hip flask query
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: sterling silver hip flask query

They went into liquidation in 1929 but I have recorded their mark with a 1940 hallmark.
by silvermakersmarks
Wed May 26, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: sterling silver hip flask query
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: sterling silver hip flask query

This is a Birmingham hallmark with the date letter "s" for 1917 and the maker's mark of A & J Zimmerman Ltd. Note that it is possible that the date letter could be "S" for 1942.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed May 26, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: sterling silver hip flask query
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: sterling silver hip flask query

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by silvermakersmarks
Mon May 24, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: sterling silver hip flask query
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: sterling silver hip flask query

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by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 21, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Question if this is sterling or not.
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Question if this is sterling or not.

We often see pieces marked with just "925". Of course there is no guarantee that any of them are really sterling - just that the manufacturer is making that claim. The only way to be sure about a claimed fineness is to have it tested.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed May 05, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Silver Bracelet Very Strange Marks, Help please - 2ND TRY
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Silver Bracelet Very Strange Marks, Help please - 2ND TRY

I have removed your first posting attempt. Your pictures here are too small to see any detail. Try using our suggested picture hosting site https://postimages.org (click 'Share', then copy and paste the 'Hotlink for forums' code to embed your images).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Date mark on large plated tray
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Date mark on large plated tray

Good point, Jannie. I should have looked before leaping....

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