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by SilverK
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Date of these Leiden forks please
Replies: 2
Views: 124

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 ...
by SilverK
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Date of these Leiden forks please
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Date of these Leiden forks please

Here's a simple one for those with the right books. These dessert forks were made, I believe, by Willem van den Goorberg in Leiden near the end of the 18th century. I'm trying to get the correct date for them, but since I can't find a chart with pictures of 18th century Leiden marks I can't establis...
by SilverK
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker and style of teapot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Maker and style of teapot?

Hi silverfan,

I agree it's not relevant for the style, but it gives an idea of the date of manufacture which I personally think is of interest as well.

Regards,

silverk.
by SilverK
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker and style of teapot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Maker and style of teapot?

As suggested, I contacted Koch & Bergfeld. They kindly responded as follows: "the number 17500 tells us that the design of your teapot is from the year 1890. The teapot has been manufactured up to the 1930´s but unfortunately it is impossible to tell when this particular one has been made. ...
by SilverK
Sat May 04, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identification of maker ͶͶЯ help requested on caddy spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Identification of maker ͶͶЯ help requested on caddy spoon

Hi Qrt.S, It measures 10cm in length. The bowl is 4.5cm long and 3cm wide at its widest point. Looking at the join between stem and bowl, the join is engraved with a zig-zag pattern and also some of the pattern from the bowl itself runs at near 90 degrees across the join. I am very comfortable, ther...
by SilverK
Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identification of maker ͶͶЯ help requested on caddy spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Identification of maker ͶͶЯ help requested on caddy spoon

Hi Qrt.S,

Thanks very much for your quick response. It's a shame that you don't have any further information.

I doubt, however, that it has been modified. See also the rear of the spoon which I have now attached.

Image

Best,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Fri May 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identification of maker ͶͶЯ help requested on caddy spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Identification of maker ͶͶЯ help requested on caddy spoon

Hello forum, This nice little caddy spoon was made in Moscow in 1894. The maker, ͶͶЯ, is listed in the hallmark's database, but as 'unidentified'. I wonder whether anyone is now able to identify him? Many thanks, Silverk. http://i65.tinypic.com/24n17xl.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2n995b4.jpg
by SilverK
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker and style of teapot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Maker and style of teapot?

Thanks all for your interesting thoughts so far. The Koch & Bergfeld website shows the various marks they used from 1840 until now and appears to show the chalice period from 1884 until 1980, but this doesn't really help too much on narrowing down the dates! So, I've followed legrandmogol's sugg...
by SilverK
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker and style of teapot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Maker and style of teapot?

Hi Trev,

Embarrassing. I can't believe I missed that! Thanks!

Hopefully someone can help me out on the style.

Best regards,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Maker and style of teapot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Maker and style of teapot?

Hi, I recently acquired this German teapot because I felt it was very stylish, perhaps a trickle-down Vienna werkstatte design. I would greatly appreciate the forum's opinion on its design roots. The maker's mark is quite distinctive, a three-footed chalice. Can anyone identify the maker? For once I...
by SilverK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese Napkin Ring - Explanation of marks request
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Maltese Napkin Ring - Explanation of marks request

Hi Trev, Thanks for responding so quickly. Its certainly a good idea, but I'm a bit doubtful. The mark in front of 'CIS' is rather like a dash along the bottom edge of the word which I don't think would correspond with the bottom of an 'N'. More like the bottom of an 'E'. Just to note that I can't s...
by SilverK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Sifter
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: Identification of this French Sifter

Thanks to all contributors on this one. I've looked very carefully at the stamp and it does appear to have a mark above and below the name. They are very rubbed/not well stamped and they could well be stars, though that may well be more imagination than reality! It does seem likely, then, that it wa...
by SilverK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese Napkin Ring - Explanation of marks request
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Maltese Napkin Ring - Explanation of marks request

Hi, I have a Maltese napkin ring which I'm quite sure was made somewhere between 1905 and 1910. The various examples of Maltese silver I've seen on this forum and elsewhere seem to concentrate on the 19th century and so I can't find any clear examples which cover the marks on this item. Would someon...
by SilverK
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Sifter
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: Identification of this French Sifter

That's splendid! Many thanks indeed.

Silverk.
by SilverK
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Buckle
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

Re: Identification of this French Buckle

Seriously, I would never have guessed! They didn't go in for realism very much, did they!

Thanks again,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Buckle
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

Re: Identification of this French Buckle

Hi JayT,

That's splendid, thanks very much indeed! Am I right that the symbol is a long-handled water dipper?

Best regards,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Identification of this French Buckle
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

Identification of this French Buckle

....and here we have a French buckle, made c1830 in Paris. The maker's mark isn't 100% clear, but the first initial is an 'L', the second may be a 'B'. The symbol could be interpreted as a water cup on a long handle. Please can anyone help identify this maker? Given the number of balls on the Corone...
by SilverK
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch maker's mark request on a server
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Dutch maker's mark request on a server

Just tried the site - as you say, many maker's marks. This looks as though it can really help!
Silverk
by SilverK
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch maker's mark request on a server
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Dutch maker's mark request on a server

Hi Oel,

Once again, a very clear answer!

Have a great Christmas,

Silverk.
by SilverK
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch maker's mark request on a server
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Dutch maker's mark request on a server

I have this interesting Dutch server with, for once, very clear marks. Despite that, I have no idea who made this in Amsterdam and when. The mark looks like HF (conjoined) K below a coffee pot. As always, any help would be most useful. Can anyone point me to a good on-line Dutch makers' marks site. ...

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