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by SilverK
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Dole silversmith identification request
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Dole silversmith identification request

Hi, I'm trying this again, but with a different subject heading and text in the hope that someone is able to identify the maker for me. This French spoon is extremely clearly marked and whilst I've had some success using Tardy and the 925-1000 encyclopedia, I still need help! I believe this was made...
by SilverK
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: 18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks

Hi Peter, Thanks once again for such an informative response. It's not surprising I couldn't find them! I can see now that the buckle part is from Utrecht, but even examining the date letter area through a loupe I can't make out a letter from any direction. I was thinking that the different componen...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks
Replies: 2
Views: 916

18th Century Dutch Buckle? - Mixed marks

So I have another Dutch item with marks that I can't identify, I'm afraid. This time it's what I think is a late 18th century buckle with what may be two separate sets of marks: 1) The first set is on the moveable bar. These I think are for Amsterdam 1797 or maybe 1773. The maker's mark looks like '...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch bowl with VK mark
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Dutch bowl with VK mark

Hi Peter, The picture of the mark came in much slower than your text and so it wasn't there when I was responding. Not sure what was happening there. I guess the first one is about right for my mark and the dots that I see in the crescent are perhaps issues caused during the stamping process. Thanks...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch bowl with VK mark
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Dutch bowl with VK mark

Hi Peter, Thanks for your response. I'm still uncertain because the 1858/1924 mark you refer to has dots on either side of the crescent moon. Mine does not and is the reason I raised the question here in the first place. Instead there are dots inside the crescent. In fact the symbol looks more like ...
by SilverK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch bowl with VK mark
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Dutch bowl with VK mark

This bowl carries a maker's mark 'VK below a crescent' which I initially thought would be for van Kempen, but it doesn't exactly match any of the marks I've seen for him. The closest would be 'VK below a crescent with two dots', but those dots are missing and instead we have a couple of dots within ...
by SilverK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?

Brilliant! Thanks very much Peter. For once it's earlier than I thought, rather than later!

Silverk.
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Miniature Hanau commode - maker suggestion?
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Miniature Hanau commode - maker suggestion?

Hi, I have this miniature box in the form of a commode which I think was probably made towards the end of the 19th century in Hanau, with a fineness of 800. Would anyone be kind enough to confirm whether or not it is from Hanau and make a suggestion as to the maker? Please forgive the poor quality d...
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Who is the maker of this miniature Dutch bureau?

Being marked with what I think is 'VK' I initially thought that this little Dutch bureau box was made by J. M. van Kempen (in 1831). However, the city mark seems to indicate that it was assayed in Gouda (uncrowned, hence 2nd quality) and I'm not aware that van Kempen's silver was assayed there. Woul...
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?

Hi Trev,

Splendid! That was quick!

Thanks,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Maker of this Chinese fishy scent bottle?

Here we have a rather nice Chinese Export, fairly large, articulated fish. Given there is a small enclosed space within the head only accessible through the mouth (i.e. the head is not hinged), I think this is a scent bottle with a dipping stick. My problem is that I haven't been able to trace the m...
by SilverK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Besançon spoon - Maker and Crest?
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Besançon spoon - Maker and Crest?

This French spoon is extremely clearly marked and whilst I've had some success using Tardy and the 925-1000 encyclopedia, I still need help! For a start I'm not sure if this is a Besançon spoon or from nearby Dole, I have no idea who the maker is and the exact date is a little confusing to me. Was i...
by SilverK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Caster with interesting maker/importer mark
Replies: 6
Views: 5804

Re: Caster with interesting maker/importer mark

Hi Oel, Thanks for persisting with this, however, the mark doesn't look like the one you have identified. Mine literally looks like comets in flight i.e three separate balls with tails, not interconnected in any way, the tails going in approximately the same direction - towards the top in my picture...
by SilverK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Caster with interesting maker/importer mark
Replies: 6
Views: 5804

Re: Caster with interesting maker/importer mark

Hi Oel,

Thanks for that. Hopefully someone can enlighted me on the 'three-meteors' mark, if that is what the mark is supposed to represent.

Best regards,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?

Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for such a detailed response and so quickly! Even knowing her name I can't really find anything about her on the internet! Just proves the value of this forum and the generously provided knowledge of those providing the answers such as you.

Thanks again,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Caster with interesting maker/importer mark
Replies: 6
Views: 5804

Caster with interesting maker/importer mark

Hi, The marks on this caster seem to indicate that it was imported into Holland in 1845. Can anyone identify the three-lobed mark which appears to depict three meteors! Was this the mark of the maker or the importer? I've examined the piece closely and the marks in the picture are all on the inner l...
by SilverK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?

Hi, I have this nice Tasmanian arts and crafts style server very similar to that made by Sargison's, however the maker's mark is 'MM', rather than Sargison's, and so far MM eludes me, hence this message to the forum. Perhaps MM worked for Sargison's and then struck out on their own after Sargison's ...
by SilverK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Maker's marks on this spoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 4703

Re: Maker's marks on this spoon?

Hi Amena,

Yes, I'm very aware of many British silverplate marks of this type, but I'm 100% confident that the spoon is silver, then gilded.

Silverk.
by SilverK
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Maker's marks on this spoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 4703

Maker's marks on this spoon?

Hi, I have this rather nice gilded spoon in the European style, but the marks look somewhat American/Canadian to my untutored eye, hence I've popped it in this section. I am hoping that someone may be able to identify the marks for me - country of manufacture, maker, approx date (which I would guess...
by SilverK
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Date of these Leiden forks please
Replies: 2
Views: 2234

Re: Date of these Leiden forks please

Hi Peter, Thanks very much indeed for your very fast and informative reply. I rather thought they were 1801, but I was hoping they would be a little earlier given their 18th century design! I'm aware of those sites, of course, but I'm hoping that someone someday will come up with a Dutch equivalent ...

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