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by Aguest
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Can anyone help, very large silver spoon
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Can anyone help, very large silver spoon

The handle should be hollow, and there should be a tiny hole in the handle, my best guess would be Thailand, I have owned a few similar spoons and one was downright gigantic ::: The "SS" should stand for "Siam Silver" which is often marked on spoons from the Kingdom Of Siam which...
by Aguest
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown city and maker
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Unknown city and maker

::: Amazing, the dots are a complete match, thank you. :::
by Aguest
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Myer Myers?
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Myer Myers?

This spoon appears to have the most uncommon of all the Barquist marks, Barquist mark number seven, which would make this spoon most likely to have been made during Myer Myers return to New York from 1783-1795. Very few items have been found from his Connecticut exile period from 1776-1783, so it is...
by Aguest
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle

The fantastic Erskine article says that Erskine paid "lip service" to the official assay masters, so a small percentage of his pieces would bear official hallmarks, but the vast majority were not assayed and were stamped with pseudo-hallmarks, at least this is how I understand the situatio...
by Aguest
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle

"Maker’s mark only ‘IE’ for James Erskine, Aberdeen c1800. This is a known damaged punch of Erskine’s, with the bottom of the E missing."

Found the above description from a wine ladle attributed to James Erskine
by Aguest
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle

The second letter is not an "F" :::: The second letter is an "E". :::::: The maker "JE" of Aberdeen Scotland is James Erskine. ::: I think it's James Erskine, although I have not found this specific set of hallmarks, I have found other hallmarks which point towards this...
by Aguest
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

If the same lion passant was used until March 27, 1697, then this cup could have been made by William Fleming, that's the more likely possibility, an XRF test could confirm sterling silver and it's just a very early piece from when he became free (1695) until March 27th 1697. Another record does lis...
by Aguest
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

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The part of the crown that is on the far right is what I am comparing my fragment to. There is a little part at the far right of the crown that "juts upward" in the same way as my fragment "juts upward" ::
by Aguest
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

I really don't believe this is a fragment of a date letter anymore. ::: https://i.imgur.com/cb9VFR3.jpg After further research, I believe it is a fragment of a lion passant stamp from the 1670s-1680s, I realize this doesn't make sense given the attribution of the maker's mark, but is it possible tha...
by Aguest
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Beal Family of Cork, Hingham Mass, and Boston
Replies: 6
Views: 3765

Re: Beal Family of Cork, Hingham Mass, and Boston

Do you happen to have pictures of the spoon? :::

There is an expert in Colonial American Silver who is a member here, I am sure more information can be revealed if you could upload a picture? :::
by Aguest
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Any ideas on this spoon's origin?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Any ideas on this spoon's origin?

Is that the "Incuse Head Of King George III" which was only used for one year in 1785? So would that prove the year of assay?
by Aguest
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown city and maker
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Unknown city and maker

So it probably is a Cyrillic letter, I see the truth in it now. :::
by Aguest
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown city and maker
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Unknown city and maker

I was looking at that "KY" and I think the letter "K" is genuinely the letter "K" (a few popular kings had "K" names in ancient Persia). ::: But if you look at the "Y" I do not believe it is a true letter "Y" ::: I believe it is has somethi...
by Aguest
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown city and maker
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Unknown city and maker

The "Three Dots" are inside a "Ziggurat" (see the 3-distinct steps on the side?) which is a stair-step pyramid which are found in.....guess where?

An ancient Zoroastrian masonic symbol inside an ancient stone building, is anybody else with me here?
by Aguest
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown city and maker
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Unknown city and maker

The "84" without the tip-top of the number "4" appears on Persian (Iran) silver from 1967-1979 ::: Possibly Persian (Iran) duty dodger from 1967-1979 : There is no "Armed Lion" hallmark on this spoon which I believe was an official mark which should accompany silver fro...
by Aguest
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

A fragment of the date letter 1710 (London) Is preseumably at the far right. ::: Any good example of 1710 (London) would be greatly appreciated. :::
by Aguest
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: A Toughie To Figure Out -
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: A Toughie To Figure Out -

If you search for "Anglo Indian Sterling Silver Tea Strainer and Drip Bowl Unusual" you should see a form very similar to your form, and although it doesn't prove the case, it is so similar such that I would now concentrate on India during the time of British Colonial Rule, I really think ...
by Aguest
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: A Toughie To Figure Out -
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: A Toughie To Figure Out -

I just get a general "feeling" that the hallmark is using letters from one of the hundreds of different written languages of India, many of which have completely fallen out of use so nobody even remembers how to write the letters anymore, if you search for "Mughal Silver Inscriptions&...
by Aguest
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Channel island jersey silver?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Channel island jersey silver?

And the head facing left is for "old or antique articles" according to the hallmark wiki. ::: It makes sense for Portugal, there is a member named Funkel has the official book on Spanish and Portuguese silver hallmarks, it is not available in English because I searched for a translated cop...
by Aguest
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 17th C. Caudle Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: 17th C. Caudle Cup

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