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by SilverK
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Caster with interesting maker/importer mark
Replies: 6
Views: 2289

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: 2289

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: 1057

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: 2289

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: 1057

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: 1790

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: 1790

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: 649

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: 649

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: 2385

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: 2385

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: 1584

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: 1584

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: 1584

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: 2385

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: 2385

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: 2385

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: 906

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: 2625

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: 906

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...

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