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by WesternPA
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Maker's Mark -- W&D
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: Help with Maker's Mark -- W&D

Hi,

This is by Woodruff & Deterly (firm of Enos Woodruff and Jacob Deterly) of Cincinnati, working circa 1817-21. More can be found on them online and in "Cincinnati Silver" by Amy Miller Dehan.

Best,
Cliff
by WesternPA
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tablespoon Circa 1830-50 marked S.U.MAIN
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Tablespoon Circa 1830-50 marked S.U.MAIN

Sidney U. Main, a retired merchant, was an active business man for many years. He was born in Cazenovia, N. Y., in 1811, a son of William and Sophia (Briggs) Main, of New England stock. They were married there and settled in Madison County in 1829, whence they removed to Bennington, Wyoming County. ...
by WesternPA
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tablespoon Circa 1830-50 marked S.U.MAIN
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Tablespoon Circa 1830-50 marked S.U.MAIN

That’s a great lead; thank you!

Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tablespoon Circa 1830-50 marked S.U.MAIN
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Tablespoon Circa 1830-50 marked S.U.MAIN

Hi All, I thought I'd see if anyone recognized this mark - thought I had a lead on it at one time, but I can't find my notes. The name is obviously challenging to research via google, and not much luck in the genealogical databases. Thanks! Best, Cliff https://i.ibb.co/r2ZLWNq/Main-S-U-Tablespoon-In...
by WesternPA
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

They are more common on French provincial, Swiss and similar spoons. This may well fall into that category, but the weigh seems to light, other than maybe for Swiss (which sometimes only has a maker's mark).
by WesternPA
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

Hi, There are certainly aspects that are confusing about this piece, so I am not ruling out an American origin, given the wide variety of design features that one sees crop up in isolated areas away from the big cities. Sounds like no one has seen this mark before, so this one will have to go back i...
by WesternPA
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

Hi, There is a repair to the bowl that goes around/across the drop, but the drop itself seems to be original in form to the making of the piece - it is somewhat similar to some French and similar pieces, though the monogram doesn't come across as French to me. I don't think this is a Channel Islands...
by WesternPA
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Interesting Late 18th Century Provincial / Colonial Teaspoon

Hi All, This spoon has some interesting features despite its repaired bowl; it has a lovely drop that reminds me of some French drops, and a great monogram filling up the end of the spoon without feathering, somewhat like some Bermuda pieces. The maker's mark is IP in a square or rectangle, with no ...
by WesternPA
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher

Hi, Here are some pictures of this very small (bachelor sized) creamer / cream pitcher. Thanks! I will have to check out the designs of the designers mentioned, to see if this conforms to any of their styles. Best, Cliff https://i.ibb.co/MSRQphC/Creamer-1.jpg https://i.ibb.co/LzJ54bP/Creamer-2.jpg h...
by WesternPA
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher

Hi,

Thank you so much! Will take a picture of the creamer, which is quite nice.

Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Austrian Secessionist Creamer - Hallmark of Pitcher

Hi, I am hoping to understand this hallmark on an Austrian piece - it is of a handled pitcher, and appears to be a maker's mark rather than a tax mark or region mark. The marks appear on a very small bachelor's tea service creamer in a Jugenstil / Secessionist manner. Thanks! https://i.ibb.co/p18wpJ...
by WesternPA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Need help with what looks like 1700s American Coin Silver spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 5308

Re: Need help with what looks like 1700s American Coin Silver spoon

Likely Philadelphia, either John McMullin or John Murdock.
by WesternPA
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Maker ID Please Coin Silver ladle L. C*****
Replies: 8
Views: 12009

Re: Maker ID Please Coin Silver ladle L. C*****

Mark is for Louis Couvertie, working in New Orleans circa 1822-42. V/r, WesternPA
by WesternPA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 5343

Re: One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery

Thanks for looking - much appreciated!
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 5343

One More British Colonial/Provincial Mystery

Hi, This is a more recent find - again, I may just not have the right books, but it is a challenging one. It has a monogram that I typically see on pieces in the 1810-25 range. This piece is fairly sturdy; it is about 4 3/16 inches in length, and about 13g. I've not seen a similar style of mark befo...
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon Marked GR with Right-Facing Lions Flanking
Replies: 1
Views: 4664

Teaspoon Marked GR with Right-Facing Lions Flanking

Hi, This is another mystery piece, but one that I've had for fifteen years or more, and have not been able to solve. Hoping some of the advanced British Empire collectors might have seen this mark before! Regards, WesternPA https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810
Replies: 2
Views: 4333

Re: Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810

This is the one that should be ok to keep as the photos seem to be working.
by WesternPA
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810
Replies: 2
Views: 4333

Provincial Spoon Circa 1780-1810

Hi, Thought I'd post pictures of a recent "unknown" find - a teaspoon measuring about 5 3/8" and weighing about 14 g, marked what appears to be GS flanked by three balls on each side, and possibly overstriking another mark, possibly not. This piece has a potential English colonial fee...
by WesternPA
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: JO mark on silver salt spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 8953

Re: JO mark on silver salt spoon

Might be worth posting this thread to the British colonial area; it has that feel.

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