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by GregHodgson1
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Luen Wo Matchbox Cover - Unknown artisan
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Luen Wo Matchbox Cover - Unknown artisan

This is my first piece of Luen Wo. Although small, still very excited. The repousse work achieved on his pieces is always lovely with a real depth and warmth to it. This piece with chrysanthemums is 40 mm x 60 mm x 20 mm. Even the background of the chrysanthemums has been given a mottle effect. Perh...
by GregHodgson1
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Silver Lockdown Reading - National Emergency Library
Replies: 0
Views: 1135

Silver Lockdown Reading - National Emergency Library

Dear all. Strange times. The National Emergency Library has just given free access to its 1.4 million books - regardless where you live in the world. I have just tried it out and you just need to sign in with an email and you can have access to all books to borrow for 14 days. I picked out an obscur...
by GregHodgson1
Fri May 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: WA, Canton, full name undocumented, Sweet Dish
Replies: 0
Views: 3355

WA, Canton, full name undocumented, Sweet Dish

I purchased this small mother of pearl sweet dish with dragon. Having consulted the wonderful reference Chinese Export Silver by Adrian Von Ferscht . I have concluded it is by WA, an undocumented silversmith from Canton circa 1845 - 1900. The marks on the back are very small as these needed to be pu...
by GregHodgson1
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: American Directories Listings
Replies: 94
Views: 35992

Joseph P Sidel

For Information wanted: A Joseph P Sidel who was born in Russia in about 1875 and immigrated to the U S in 1892 is listed as a silverware manufacturer in the Bronx, New York in 1920. In 1930 he is listed as a silver manufacturer in Cedarhurst, New York. . HI Silverly. I have Joseph P Sidel born in ...
by GregHodgson1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best books about silver
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Re: Best books about silver

Hi, you can't go wrong spending time browsing this site. The contributors are so knowledgeable you will learn something every time. There is a good resource here on digital books, also The Smithsonian Libraries have a lot of digital books on silver, makers and history. It also allows you to download...
by GregHodgson1
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Pounce or Pepper Pot? Chinese or not?
Replies: 0
Views: 1369

Pounce or Pepper Pot? Chinese or not?

I love this object. I purchased it described as a Chinese Pounce Pot although I have my doubts. Firstly English or European ones appear much larger - this is 5 cms wide and 4.2 cms high. Secondly I have not managed to identify any of the marks and I have been searching for some time. It just does n...
by GregHodgson1
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Ernest Prost French Marks Unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: Ernest Prost French Marks Unknown

Many thanks JayT.
by GregHodgson1
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Ernest Prost French Marks Unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Ernest Prost French Marks Unknown

Hi, I have a baby pusher and spoon. It is boxed with the inside stating "au lingot d;or, grande place, lille. I have identified the Minerva 1 which tells me it is first standard also the maker who I believe to be Ernest Prost. I am unsure of the date as he is listed as anything from 1923 to 196...
by GregHodgson1
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Isaac Manheim
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Re: Isaac Manheim

Many thanks Trev for the information. All great stuff to work on. A little envious of your library/resources!

I will construct a timeline of his movements to get a clearer picture of his travels and hopefully come up with further useful tidbits to contribute to the site.

Merry Christmas all.

Greg
by GregHodgson1
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Christening Spoon, Hooijkaas or Preijer?
Replies: 1
Views: 1604

Christening Spoon, Hooijkaas or Preijer?

Isaac Manheim import Dutch Christening Spoon This very small (and difficult to photograph) Christening spoon is Dutch but was imported by Isaac Manheim in 1900. It has the Dutch dual sword mark on the bowel together with the makers mark on the back of the bowel. The maker has been narrowed down to H...
by GregHodgson1
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Isaac Manheim
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Isaac Manheim

Isaac Manheim – Silver Importer and Musician I believe (although pure conjecture on my part) that he was a seller of small Dutch import silver. All the pieces I could find with his mark through various auction houses/sites and references would easily fit into a pocket. I could not find any shop or s...
by GregHodgson1
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: John Turton & Co. Rose engraving on spoons
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

John Turton & Co. Rose engraving on spoons

Hi all This set of teaspoons and sugar tongs are by John Turton & Co, Sheffield 1907. Having read the interesting post by "dognose" (2005) regarding JT&Co and their colourful history I may be confused as to the timeline. Dognose argues that John Turton & Co continued using this...
by GregHodgson1
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: S.T.S Unknown Maker. Cream Jug, 1902
Replies: 4
Views: 2072

S.T.S Unknown Maker. Cream Jug, 1902

Hi all Here is a small, nicely proportioned cream jug. It is 7.5 cms high and weighs 78.5 gms. It is marked Birmingham for 1902. However the maker is eluding me. I can find no reference in the usual sources; even Mr. Google was not helpful. Any assistance identifying S.T.S would be appreciated. P.S:...
by GregHodgson1
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Duncan & Scobbie: who were they?
Replies: 2
Views: 2815

Re: Duncan & Scobbie: who were they?

Hi Trev

Makes perfect sense. Many thanks.

G
by GregHodgson1
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Duncan & Scobbie: who were they?
Replies: 2
Views: 2815

Duncan & Scobbie: who were they?

Hi all I have an incomplete set of 4 tea/coffee spoons. They are marked Duncan & Scobbie, Glasgow, 1947. I know Duncan & Scobbie registered their mark in 1906 and worked at 81 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. There were manufacturing from 1909 to 1934. They were flatware manufactures. However I a...
by GregHodgson1
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Beaker, Paris 1768-1775? Maker PNN
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Beaker, Paris 1768-1775? Maker PNN

Hi JayT

Thank you for the very comprehensive information, I appreciate it. I can now see the PNN with rifle and the date letter. Right under my nose. I will look out for this over-stamping technique when out and about as this mark appeared to me as one.

Many thanks.

Greg
by GregHodgson1
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Beaker, Paris 1768-1775? Maker PNN
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Beaker, Paris 1768-1775? Maker PNN

Hi First of all let me say how much I enjoy this site. I have spent a number of hours reading and always learning something new. I have identified this beaker as being French, Paris 1768-1775. The beaker has two marks on the base and one on the outside near the rim. It also has some incised marks wh...
by GregHodgson1
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown Makers Mark - Solid silver engraved thimble, Birmingham, 1894 or 1887
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Re: Unknown Makers Mark - Solid silver engraved thimble, Birmingham, 1894 or 1887

Hi Jan My first impression of the thimble is that the punch marks are not very crisp. I was thinking it could be that they have been rubbed away or the punch was not very effective or used by someone with not enough experience. We can definitely distinguish the Lion and Anchor so know therefore that...
by GregHodgson1
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Any idea on the maker BJLd?
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Re: Any idea on the maker BJLd?

The piece was made in 1964 in London which you have probably found out already. I have searched through my reference books but am no closer to finding out who the maker was. The use of L with a small D is unuall so it should not be that difficult to track down. Is the cat 3D or engraved on the base ...
by GregHodgson1
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Wang Hing small coin dish. Who is designer and what is the coin?
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

Re: Wang Hing small coin dish. Who is designer and what is the coin?

Many thanks for taking the time to respond. It is both useful and interesting information for me to continue the research. When I purchased this dish it also came with a similar one but these have chinese markings only and a different coin. The idea that this object was fasioned this way for the sol...

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