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by Peartree
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Keith John Thompson
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Keith John Thompson

Better image of the marks

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by Peartree
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Keith John Thompson
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Keith John Thompson

An extract from his will is as follows:

“I leave to xxx the tools equipment and stock relating to my part time business of gold and silversmith...."

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by Peartree
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Keith John Thompson
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Keith John Thompson

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This is the Keith John Thompson piece I acquired that prompted my research. Fantastic quality and gauge. Would love to see more of his work if anyone has some. [Note this set is sold, this is not a promotion].
by Peartree
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Keith John Thompson
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Keith John Thompson

I am trying to find out more about the silversmith Keith John Thompson. He registered his first KJT mark at the Sheffield assay office in 1954 amd was certainly working into the 1970’s. I believe based in or near Peterborough. Would love to know more about him. Certainly a very skilled silversmith. ...
by Peartree
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help identifying Austro Hungarian makers mark from Pest
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

Help identifying Austro Hungarian makers mark from Pest

I would be grateful if you can help identify the attached "SB" makers mark. The assay mark is for Pest, then part the Austro Hungarian empire. Taking account of the design and the assay mark, the maker must have been working at some time from c1880-1900+. For those that know their Christop...
by Peartree
Mon May 31, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Museum Exhibitions - Silver - Temporary
Topic: Victorian Society talk on arts and craft silver
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: Victorian Society talk on arts and craft silver

The recording of this event can now be seen (for £5 to the Victorian Society) at the below link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/victoria ... elpanelorg
by Peartree
Fri May 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Mystery mark on London 1884 silver chalice
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Mystery mark on London 1884 silver chalice

Thank you so much. My knowledge of matters religious is close to zero but to my eye the mark on the chalice looks just like the eyes of the owl in the top left of the advert? Is that plausible or just coincidence?
by Peartree
Thu May 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Mystery mark on London 1884 silver chalice
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Mystery mark on London 1884 silver chalice

I have acquired this William Butterfield for Thomas Peard 1884 Neo Gothic chalice. See images. The base has a mystery mark of a “C in a sun”. It is not an assay mark I think but clearly marked alongside those. The letter C does not link to maker or designer. Perhaps a religious mark? All thoughts we...
by Peartree
Mon May 10, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Museum Exhibitions - Silver - Temporary
Topic: Victorian Society talk on arts and craft silver
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Victorian Society talk on arts and craft silver

The Victorian Society is hosting a lecture by Anthony Bernbaum on arts and crafts silver. The lecture "Victorian arts and crafts silver: Innovation and influence" will be similar to the one given to the Silver Society a few months ago. This new lecture will, however, give particular focus ...
by Peartree
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unknown silversmith Dalt, probably Italian, 1926
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Unknown silversmith Dalt, probably Italian, 1926

I have bought a famtstic enamel plaque set in a silver, maybe silverplated frame. Probably an exhibition or master apprentice piece and dated 1926. The silver (plate) is unmarked but carries the scratched signature “DALT”. The enamel plaque looks British but based on the (indecipherable) signature I...
by Peartree
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown London sponsor mark
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Unknown London sponsor mark

Sort of! The later Birmingham Guild mark is surrounded by a rectangle. It is readily confused with Bromsgrove Guild later Birmingham marks (c 1925) which look like this but slightly different type face.
by Peartree
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown London sponsor mark
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Unknown London sponsor mark

The London assay office have been kind enough to get back to me and this mark is for Birmingham Guild [of Handicraft] Ltd, registered in 1927.
by Peartree
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown London sponsor mark
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Unknown London sponsor mark

Does anyone know this makers mark dating to London? Dated 1939. Images attached. BGLtd. I believe it may be a later Bromsgrove Guild mark. Their silver was typically assayed in Birmingham and they registered a mark like this in 1922 and 1925 in Birmingham but I wonder if they entered a mark for Lond...
by Peartree
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Albert Henry Jephcott
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Albert Henry Jephcott

Courtesy of some offline help below is where I have got to. Albert Henry Jephcott of A H. Jephcott & Sons, 1 Regent Street Leicester. The AHJ mark was registered in 1937 and almost certainly relates to Albert Henry senior (1885-1955) – his same named son (1903-1976) is listed in 1939 as an “elec...
by Peartree
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Albert Henry Jephcott
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Albert Henry Jephcott

Yes, thank you very much. Also a bronze piece in the 1906 Exhibition. I have a feeling the later silver which is occasionally seen, c 1945, may be made by the son, who is “invisible”. I also think there must be a photo of their shop somewhere!!!
by Peartree
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Albert Henry Jephcott
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Albert Henry Jephcott

I am researching A H Jephcott & Sons, a Leicester jeweller / silversmith founded by Albert Henry Jephcott in c 1920 with AHJ & S mark. In 1937 AHJ mark was registered. See images. They had links to Dryad and Leicester School of Arts, including post 1945. Any information gratefully received. ...
by Peartree
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Museum Exhibitions - Silver - Temporary
Topic: Zoom lecture. “Arts and crafts silver: Shaping modernity”
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Zoom lecture. “Arts and crafts silver: Shaping modernity”

For further information and zoom details contact: editor@thesilversociety.org or Anthony Bernbaum at info@thepeartreecollection.com Anthony Bernbaum is a specialist dealer in the area of arts and crafts silver. He established his gallery, the Peartree Collection five years ago, after nearly thirty y...
by Peartree
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Mystery MJP modern London mark
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Mystery MJP modern London mark

Thank you. Unfortunately Goldsmiths Hall won’t repease sponsors names registered after 1974 due to the Data Protection Act. (Or something similar).

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