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by Aguest
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown Ornate Lot of Spoons No Maker
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Unknown Ornate Lot of Spoons No Maker

Check the backs of the handles and bowls, do you see any tiny symbols? Those might be a clue to the country of origin. My first guess would be Italy, sometimes they are unmarked silver spoons brought back to America when tourists would do "The Grand Tour" of Europe, and Italy was a popular...
by Aguest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

I believe I see the two hallmarks for Britannia Standard, so perhaps William Fleming just wanted to make an older style using the new standard of Britannia Silver, that's one possible theory, all I know is that I have not ever seen this particular form made by William Fleming, but I am still researc...
by Aguest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

We might be solving a mystery here: "Heal records him as plateworker, Blackwell Lane Court, Cripplegate without, 1692-7 (the first date is curious as by then he could have only served four years of his apprenticeship); also in Gutter Lane, 1712; and Maiden Lane 1714 and 1727. His mark is freque...
by Aguest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

What I mean is, all the caudle cups and Porringers made by William Fleming are in the "Queen Anne" style, while this example is in the "James II" style when wild leaves rustling shrubbery were themes of the caudle cups and porringers, this period lasted 1680-1690, approximately, ...
by Aguest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

William Fleming is seriously the maker, I really believe I figured it out, but this form seems to be very early for his work (pre-1697 It seems to be). ::
by Aguest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

Norwich Assay Office, apologies to the error, I'm doing the best I can here. :::
by Aguest
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

If it isn't London, is there a remote possibility that it could be East Anglican? Norfolk Assay Office Hallmarks?
by Aguest
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

Edward Hulse is the closest I can figure for the fragmentary makers mark with a crown above. :: He is a noted spoon maker, not a candle cup or porringer maker, but I did find a spoon which might be a tentative attribution ::::
by Aguest
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

I tried to enlarge that pic repeatedly but to no avail ::: It would help to see that pic enlarged, there seem to be 3 or 4 struck marks all in a row. :: I've focused on London, which is where I have seen this form circa 1675, but I can't make any progress, the fragments of hallmarks don't match up t...
by Aguest
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

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by Aguest
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

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by Aguest
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

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by Aguest
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 156

17th C. Caudle Cup

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by Aguest
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Eagle head
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Eagle head

Is it true that the Eagle's head was required to be struck in French jewelry containing gold parts? Therefore, if any part of this had a gold content (for inastance, maybe the pin mechanism is made of 9K gold?) the Eagle Head would have to have been struck on all the parts of the jewelry? :::::: (Ho...
by Aguest
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Russian Silver Server Mark Identity

Should not the handle be hallmarked since law required each separate piece of a silver object to be fully hallmarked? :::
The handle must have originally been a separate piece which was then joined to the shaft of the scooping part? :::
by Aguest
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Dongor Medallion "KHOPRURU"
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Dongor Medallion "KHOPRURU"

So the books of these Rd numbers (Registry Numbers) still exist, I believe this is correct, so if you really needed more knowledge about the Dongor Medallion (and, honestly, I'm not sure I can sleep until I've found the original Registry Number Application for THE DONGOR MEDALLION), you could actual...
by Aguest
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: 1916-Lancaster Pattern Prices-Gorham?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: 1916-Lancaster Pattern Prices-Gorham?

::::: The asparagus server cost almost as much as the large soup ladle? :::::
:::::::::::::::::::: I find that puzzling. :::::::::::::::::::::::
by Aguest
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: Hanoverian Rattail Spoon Mark

I was reading about a law passed in 1729 regarding the regulation of silver in Ireland, and I believe I recall that part of that law forbid extraneous marks to be used on Irish Sterling Silver, I also am curious what the {OE} means, specifically I was not able to figure it out, but it may belong to ...
by Aguest
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Mark of a battle axe of hammer in square cartouche on jade earrings
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Mark of a battle axe of hammer in square cartouche on jade earrings

It could be a "double-headed eagle" symbol which is a popular symbol in a few countries, I am thinking Austria or Germany would be my best guess. :::
The quality of the earrings seems good, which is nice, hopefully an answer could be discovered :::::
by Aguest
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: mystery can: tin jewel precious stones yogi box
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: mystery can: tin jewel precious stones yogi box

I've had a few of these, although never with the semi-precious stones :: The height is just large enough to stand up cigarettes, and in very humid countries this would be needed to prevent moisture from getting into the tobacco in the cigarettes ::: or it was used just to store the loose tobacco : I...

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