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by Traintime
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Large Mexico Silver Bowl Hallmark ???
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Large Mexico Silver Bowl Hallmark ???

I would hope that, over time, an item might surface somewhere on the net which has cleanly stamped complete markings so you would know the full extent of what yours should look like. It always helps in trying to find the source, although Mexico is still pretty tough from the lack of records.
by Traintime
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar

Variations of so called "Lombard" marks (with book photos) are covered here: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=39444&p=109267&hilit=lombard#p109267 The workers head is thread-searched under the name "Rabota". In the previous thread linked earlier, th...
by Traintime
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Help identify Hallmark please
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Help identify Hallmark please

Towle Silversmiths (T+Owl)...upright lion-within-letter-T: https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_T2.html
by Traintime
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: Identifying of the maker and assayer of a Russian spoon, two cups and salt cellar

It should be interesting to see what the experts say about all these marks. But, basically the combination 84/Town is late 19th century leaving MK (cyrillic) as only one maker on this list: https://www.925-1000.com/Frussia_makers_A_r.html The 875 oval mark is Poland, a re-marking of standards...the ...
by Traintime
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexican Snuff Box
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Mexican Snuff Box

Same period, there is also a Carlos Camacho listed as jeweler & watchmaker: https://books.google.com/books?id=Ip0CAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA309&lpg=RA2-PA309&dq=francisco+camacho+mexico+commission+merchant&source=bl&ots=qxiVdaraQu&sig=ACfU3U1JNu4o2M7Rji_1pNjdHp2qfAr3Xw&hl=en&...
by Traintime
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexican Snuff Box
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Mexican Snuff Box

Not shown as silversmiths per se, but maybe (?) look at commision merchant Francisco Camacho listed circa 1891, although only known here in iron metals: https://books.google.com/books?id=lLwXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA322&lpg=PA322&dq=camacho+mexico+silversmith&source=bl&ots=5bmIpdamZb&si...
by Traintime
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver Tureen / Bowl
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Silver Tureen / Bowl

A conclusion is not drawn, but the rampant lion was trademarked by C.H. Collins & Sons (advert.link) and the firm engaged in exporting (from a 1921 list): https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=143943&hilit=collins+birmingham&sid=199b12b63fcea93cffd49d3a2ee01...
by Traintime
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver Tureen / Bowl
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Silver Tureen / Bowl

Ignore the testing ideas at this point...these are typical pseudo-marks by electroplaters. If British made, the anchor might suggest Birmingham. Crowns were no no's by law in the late 1890's and after. That leaves the encircled raging lion as the best clue to a maker. [There are no regulated or acce...
by Traintime
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: In Memoriam.
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: In Memoriam.

Without the spices, the feast is bland. Werner provided a great flavoring at this table. Vaya con Dios.
by Traintime
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Large Mexico Silver Bowl Hallmark ???
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Large Mexico Silver Bowl Hallmark ???

D.F. = Federal District, so Mexico City area. Mark at bottom seem to be inverted, destroyed eagle which does not help (see here): https://www.925-1000.com/mexican_marks.html The big mark will be either maker or retailer containing their initials...not much to go on, but you'll have to work from ther...
by Traintime
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Bristol Plate Company: Cakes Server Embossed
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Bristol Plate Company: Cakes Server Embossed

I should point out that this is also like the images used by the Hartford Fire Insurance Company of Hartford Connecticut, the same state in which Bristol is located. The company dates back to 1810 origins, but there is no clear connection to this item.
by Traintime
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Bristol Plate Company: Cakes Server Embossed
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Bristol Plate Company: Cakes Server Embossed

The marks of Bristol Plate Company (round seal on hollowares, straight name on flatwares) have come to be linked as a trademark line of the large Pairpoint Manufacturing Company. From what I can find, all the flatwares seem to fall within the area of novelty or service pieces and not as regular tabl...
by Traintime
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: What does this hallmark say?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: What does this hallmark say?

Using the Japan & Korea samples of marks, looks like the top might have taken the two elements of "Silver" and squashed them together over-under instead of side-to-side: https://www.925-1000.com/foreign_marks5.html

Not sure about that second mark.
by Traintime
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Silver Birds With Stone Bodies
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Silver Birds With Stone Bodies

Focus on the neck under the beak...are those hidden marks with letters and numbers? How did you determine a sterling standard of .925 fine, as opposed to something like .800?
by Traintime
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silverware Products Canada Ltd.
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Silverware Products Canada Ltd.

Forget that lead part...what was unreadable was an abreviation for an antenna lead (ANT LEAD) being used to mark the opening for a power cord.
by Traintime
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: .800 silver marks help
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: .800 silver marks help

Here's a thread with some variations of the 13lot/13Loth marks (& the key): viewtopic.php?f=22&t=52292&p=163726&hilit=13+lot+hanau#p163726
by Traintime
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: .800 silver marks help
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: .800 silver marks help

Sorry, but image of mark 3 is not clear enough to read (assuming others are having similar problem). Examples of crowned marks can be seen in Hanau Pseudo-marks section (themselves derived from antique/defunct authentic marks)...see here: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html
by Traintime
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silverware Products Canada Ltd.
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Silverware Products Canada Ltd.

I'm seeing Art Deco lamps. The in-metal mark of "SP-in-shield" is confirmed by the accompanying decal with full names and location meeting Canadian electrical standards. Oddly, brass & brass plating, and lead (?) based metals but no silverplate. (It might be one of the marks that turns...

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