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by Swineherd
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Royal Order Of The Garter
Replies: 18
Views: 5792

Re: Royal Order Of The Garter

I hasten to add that the Honorable Order of the Garter is within the House Order here, that of Henry the Lion of the House of Brunswick.
by Swineherd
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Royal Order Of The Garter
Replies: 18
Views: 5792

Re: Royal Order Of The Garter

Try for a size my own Order of the Garter with buckle correctly at 7'o'clock. Set of cutlery belonging originally to Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, uncle to Queen Victoria.
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by Swineherd
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter towers or some drum sticks?
Replies: 3
Views: 6548

Re: Exeter towers or some drum sticks?

Thanks,that's reassuring.
by Swineherd
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 900 Silver bowl marked ARIS ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: 900 Silver bowl marked ARIS ?

Could this be the same maker?

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by Swineherd
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Big tray from Lissabon
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Re: Big tray from Lissabon

Just a few words of a post scriptum : the tureen providers name sounded very royal to me-Louis and for all I know the raided kitchen cabinet might have been of Dona Braganza or some such high and worthy lady. After all, those people do like the colour of our monies also. We used it only once in ange...
by Swineherd
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Big tray from Lissabon
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

Re: Big tray from Lissabon

Those portugese of old used to be the law unto themselves. I have acquired some years ago , this enormous soup tureen, capacity 10.5L. The dealer told me that he has relieved his own mother of it and that it has been with the family "for ever". There were no hallmarks to be seen and I have...
by Swineherd
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter towers or some drum sticks?
Replies: 3
Views: 6548

Exeter towers or some drum sticks?

Here you have a couple of spoons which came my way. Attributed to John Stone of Exeter, 1855. What does worry me is a perfunctory representation of those 3 towers. They look to me more like some drum sticks or bones. Is that right? http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj51/swiniopas/Exeterhallmarks.jp...
by Swineherd
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery Hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: Mystery Hallmark

Possibly polish name Mochnaczewski.
by Swineherd
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Armee au tous points
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Armee au tous points

God bless you, Sir!
by Swineherd
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Armee au tous points
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Armee au tous points

This splendid arms crest is to be found on my large vintage teapot, hallmarked in Sheffield in 1923- so a youngster in heraldic terms.It does display a spiky hedgehog with quite appropriate motto in french suggesting that the arms bearer is well guarded in every direction.Which family it did belong ...
by Swineherd
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Which Admiral drank tea from this set?
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: Which Admiral drank tea from this set?

Many thanks, Trinity House crest it is. Hoped for somebody like Adm.Jellicoe of the First World War fame but will settle for some pilot of a barge on the river Thames now. Well, c'est la Vie.
by Swineherd
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Nepalese silver teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: Nepalese silver teapot

Thanks for your valuable contribution. I have based my theory upon the well known fact that royal paraphernalia often did not carry any special distinguishing marks,e.g. Faberge's Easter Imperial Egg, recently authenticated in the USA. Or Victorian brooch discovered on the Antique Road Show in the U...
by Swineherd
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Nepalese silver teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: Nepalese silver teapot

To bump up the flagging interest,let me add the footnote: incriminated teapot did appear to the market after famous 2001 royal nepalese household massacre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalese_royal_massacre My theory is that while Crown Prince Dipendra kept occupying himself with machine-gunning K...
by Swineherd
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bulgarian alms plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 6274

Re: Bulgarian alms plate?

Thank you for your contribution. Also, when looking at the plate now, hanging elsewhere on the wall, I cannot help to notice that it has turned black! That makes me suspect the high purity of silver(950)alleged in those hallmarks. As the old Homer would say:Beware of the Greeks bearing gifts...to to...
by Swineherd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bulgarian alms plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 6274

Re: Bulgarian alms plate?

Thank you, the letter B sat on 3 legs mark is quite similar. However, the picture of silver open mussel does reveal in part written in cyryllic word: Konstanza .That is a place in Rumania!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constan%C8%9Ba

The plot thickens.
by Swineherd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Which Admiral drank tea from this set?
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Which Admiral drank tea from this set?

Presented below tea set is of squarish design, to secure it safely on the rolling seas. Made by Henry Stratford and assayed in Sheffield Assay Office in 1893, that is in the times when Britannia used to rule the waves. Can we tell, from the crest on the side, which Admiral or which illustrious ship ...
by Swineherd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: R.Suiza-where from?
Replies: 0
Views: 4583

R.Suiza-where from?

Presented below is a terryfying image of native american gentleman sat in some discomfort on his throne or a loo. Part of an aztec or some such design as witnessed by the head of a King in fancy headgear, on top of a teapot. The only hallmarks are as those below. My question:who is the maker, R.Suiz...
by Swineherd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bulgarian alms plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 6274

Bulgarian alms plate?

Would appreciate help in locating the origin of this handsome alms plate. Holy men described in something akin to cyryllic but it is not russian alphabet. Hallmark seems to indicate a letter B for Bulgaria. The other-sign of a wheat ear? http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj51/swiniopas/OldBulgarian...
by Swineherd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Nepalese silver teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: Nepalese silver teapot

Sheffield Assay Office Britannia Hallmarks after extensive testing(chemical and spectrometry,cert.obtained)
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by Swineherd
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Nepalese silver teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: Nepalese silver teapot

Got it! Previous link can be removed now as collection of pictures frequently mixed and cut over there,unreliable in the longer term.


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