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by Aguest
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help identifying a Duhme & Co spoon and its pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Help identifying a Duhme & Co spoon and its pattern

I can't explain it either, but Durgin is known for this pattern. ::: The pattern dies were laborious to make and sometimes they were transferred between companies, so that might be what is happening here, but it is strange that the Durgin "D" is not present right next to the bowl, it looks...
by Aguest
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help identifying a Duhme & Co spoon and its pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Help identifying a Duhme & Co spoon and its pattern

Probably Gravy or Sauce or Cream ladle was the original intention. ;;: The pattern looks similar to the Durgin company's "Chrysanthemum" so maybe the similarity is just coincidental, not sure. ::::
by Aguest
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold cigarette case
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: Gold cigarette case

I've had a few antique cigarette cases with the original elastic material which holds the cigarettes in place, so I know what heavily used elastic bands look like. :::: What strikes me about your elastic bands is that they seem unused. ::: If those are the original elastic bands, they appear to have...
by Aguest
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: In Memoriam.
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: In Memoriam.

Rest In Peace Goldstein. ::: Thanks for all the pics of your collection. ::::
by Aguest
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Silver Birds With Stone Bodies
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Silver Birds With Stone Bodies

I had a penguin with a black-and-white agate body. ::: I believe it was 800 silver and it was from Germany. ::: The hallmarks were difficult to find. ::

I get the impression that my penguin example was older than your examples, for some reason your examples strike me as more modern. ::::
by Aguest
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold cigarette case
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: Gold cigarette case

What does the additional hallmark depict? ::: I have never heard of that hallmark before so I wish to know the image in the hallmark. ::: Thanks.
by Aguest
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold cigarette case
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: Gold cigarette case

What image does the additional symbol depict? ::: Is it a famous building in Poland? ::::
by Aguest
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

Yes the Swiss spoon I have from circa 1780 has a triangular drop. :::: I had considered Switzerland but wasn't sure ::::
by Aguest
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

That Maryland Clockmaker/Silversmith I was trying to think of was Jacob Mohler. :::: That serving spoon had a triangular drop. :::

Never seen a "double-triangle" drop like this ever before :::
by Aguest
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 800M 875M
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: 800M 875M

I have 800 with M below stamped inside a spoon bowl around here somewhere. :::: Seems like a fineness mark to me as well. ::::
by Aguest
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

The colonial American spoon that I had that had a triangular drop was a clockmaker from Maryland. ::: So it could actually be rural Southern. :::: The monogram does really seem American, to my eyes at least. ::: But since there were IP makers from the Channel Islands it seemed a good idea to at leas...
by Aguest
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

I have seen Channel Island Silver Spoons with flat pointy rat-tails where the bowl meets the shaft. :::: Do you think its possible that this was originally a rat-tail (flat & pointy) and a silversmith has altered it to appear more in the style of the 1790s? :::: I have never seen a drop quite li...
by Aguest
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

Another IP as well from Channel Islands. :::

IP - Unknown, Jersey, early 18th century. Christening cup, trefid spoon. (already mentioned this unidentified IP)
IP - James Perchard, Guernsey, 1727-1758. Footed paten at Forêt, baluster mug. (another IP which I did not know about until now)
by Aguest
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

Check Channel Islands. ::: Could this be "John LePage" who was working at the beginning of the 19th century? The monogram certainly looks like it was made at the beginning of the 19th century. ::: Or.....perhaps..... Do you think the spoon is older and could be from the beginning of the 18...
by Aguest
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 800M 875M
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: 800M 875M

I always thought 800M was Belgian and was used during the period of time when silver hallmarking was not compulsory. ::::
by Aguest
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Camel Fork : "80" square cartouche
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Camel Fork : "80" square cartouche

A similar object with a cedar tree finial (the "cedars of Lebanon" are famous trees) just sold. ::: Described as 800 silver from Lebanon. ::::
by Aguest
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

Yes a documentary with lots of scenes in the workshop showing how the ornate pieces were made. :::: All Hester aside, the mark could very well be that of Henry Bailey as previously mentioned. :::: If there is a super-expert in this field perhaps more could be learned about the silver structure and t...
by Aguest
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

Maybe a specialist could comment on the piercing of the arms and the actual carving of the coconut shell itself. :::: Can we at least narrow down the time-frame (18th vs. 17th centuries) and the general area of construction (England vs. Continental)? Am I the only one who wants to see a Hester Batem...
by Aguest
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Early Hester Bateman Coconut Cup?

"In the 17th century, travelers and merchants brought back to this country (England) coconuts, exotic shells and rare birds' eggs, which were given silver mounts"**. Coconut cups were often turned into the bowl of a wine goblet. "These often only have a maker's mark or perhaps no mark...
by Aguest
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Pineapple jar
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Gorham Pineapple jar

Might date to circa 1920 would be my guess. :::: About 10 years ago I remember seeing a lid with a pineapple on it, I can't remember the maker, it was a sterling silver lid for a jar with a tiny pineapple on top which would be the part where you grab with your fingers to lift the lid off of the jar....

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