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by mk209
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Who is B.K
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Who is B.K

This maker is said to be ‘unknown’ a piece was sold in 2019 ( you can search online yourself to see ‘B.K 1841 Moscow silver). It seems to be part of a very ornate set. The basket that is clearly from the same set has a different assayer see last picture. The teapot has a coronet and B.E engraved on ...
by mk209
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian silver spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Russian silver spoon

@Qrt.S Millers is shockingly bad, in many chapters it’s just old copied information that’s way out of date. Very few experts took part in the project because Millers wanted their contribution for free. There was also the outright rejection of a few experts who had comprehensive books already on mark...
by mk209
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Pseudo Marks
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Help with Pseudo Marks

Hi Colin, these are North American. We don’t know who the maker I.D is but the mark has been noted with New York marks and various others down to Virginia. Hopefully will be identified one day.

I have three tablespoons with similar marks.

Matt.
by mk209
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 17th century spoon markings.
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: 17th century spoon markings.

I have a circa 1640 spoon and that has marks in the bowl. I always thought these were religious markings as they usually consist of a cross and a single initial. Funny coincidence that the initials I’ve all seen fit with the initials of the Apostles. Make up your own mind and research to see if any ...
by mk209
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help find out the time and the Finnish silversmith ( mark AGR )
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Help find out the time and the Finnish silversmith ( mark AGR )

What a wonderful item, so much of Finlands old silver is no longer in this country so it’s hard to find here now.

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Matt.
by mk209
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: A Forgotten York Silversmith
Replies: 11
Views: 21392

Re: A Forgotten York Silversmith

Here’s a salt spoon: https://i.postimg.cc/bNb5SFHK/435170-BB-E282-47-A9-A1-B2-EFD1-A3658-F21.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/WpxK3PrG/AC09203-E-F968-47-A1-A144-319-B5-C7-C99-D6.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/nhJP4Y3M/B28-FE69-F-29-AF-4-AB8-85-F7-5806-B2-C4576-D.jpg Matt.
by mk209
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: HP conjoined
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: HP conjoined

It seems from what I’ve seen the JHP conjoined is the first mark and this HP conjoined is second in the timeline.
by mk209
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: HP conjoined
Replies: 2
Views: 412

HP conjoined

Just wanted to share this small 15cm dessert fork. It’s marked only with a lion passant and HP conjoined. Assayed before the date letter D started in York in 1779/80. One of the earliest forms of Hampston and Princes’ mark. https://i.postimg.cc/fy4zww51/0-BC6-A9-EB-8-D57-4-A9-F-B7-EB-2-D9-BA47643-C8...
by mk209
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Can anyone determine the maker?
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Can anyone determine the maker?

The other spoon maker who’s work is similar is Robert Sallam.
by mk209
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Can anyone determine the maker?
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Can anyone determine the maker?

Hi Martin I would very much say this is typical of Benjamin’s work but just to help further here’s some pictures: https://i.postimg.cc/zvj6KBMP/22264583-C961-478-B-BD31-F25744-F0-E65-B.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3N7zkpLv/9358-A98-E-02-AA-47-AB-8-CE0-6952-E82-C5-CA1.jpg Matt.
by mk209
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George Wintle - Once a forger always a forger?
Replies: 0
Views: 518

George Wintle - Once a forger always a forger?

I was really fascinated to come across this brightcut tablespoon by George Wintle dated 1786 right at the start at his career.... https://i.postimg.cc/T303hHyQ/B75-B5-C4-B-BCB9-46-BD-A3-BD-93338074-C0-E2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/m2QDWrBv/C7-CD54-B5-B68-A-4-BA7-82-E7-01-C1-E45-CC040.jpg https://i.pos...
by mk209
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Where is this spoon from.
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: Where is this spoon from.

It seems we all have one.....mine is marked for Dundee though....

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Matt.
by mk209
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

Apart from being based in the South of England the rifles were in South Africa in 1846/7 and that’s all that fits in that time period.
by mk209
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

Thanks Trev! Glad you was able to see the engraving there should have been a 4th picture! It’s a fascinating spoon for sure, not sure if it was given to John Morris when he transferred to the 31st or on retirement? Also there’s a possibility it was a spoon that another army member had picked up from...
by mk209
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Boat with sail AC? and NA mark??

I have no idea where this comes from? India possibly? I’m sure I’ve seen the boat mark before but I can find nothing? https://i.postimg.cc/XJTRjt3S/2-C4672-D5-5571-4-A60-B7-D1-666-B7-E042-D3-C.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0QMgqPT0/3-C18-F84-B-FD83-4-C50-80-B5-536770-CDC60-B.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/C5kW...
by mk209
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Irish provincial maker?
Replies: 24
Views: 16461

Re: Irish provincial maker?

Was there any update to IRH? Here is a set of 3 fiddle pattern salt spoons marked IRH STER. I find the John Irish attribution one of the most tentative attributions I’ve come across, It just doesn’t fit. https://i.postimg.cc/nVdBMq2s/24018-B2-D-ADFD-4862-B144-EEFB047-E61-A7.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/...
by mk209
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark
Replies: 16
Views: 6493

Re: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark

....and more this time a pair of tongs by William Woodman of Bristol.....

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by mk209
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark
Replies: 16
Views: 6493

Re: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark

Here’s another different Exeter lion for 1820....

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Plus the square one I make that three different lions!
by mk209
Sun May 31, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark
Replies: 16
Views: 6493

Re: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark

This is just an Exeter spoon by William Welch. After researching and finding other spoons with the same punches it seems like Exeter had 3 lion passant punches in 1820. One square, one wavy bottomed and one like this spoon (more wavy!) Here’s a William Hope mustard spoon’s mark: https://i.postimg.cc...
by mk209
Tue May 19, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Boin - Georges Boin mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Wonderful thankyou for the information. It is 12.7cm long and weighs 34g.

There’s a Marquis crest that I’ve posted pictures of (see the Family crest section here on this forum).

Matt.

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