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by gsmoggy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.

Hi Bahner Thank you for your opinion about my box,It was not one of most expensive buys ,so it does not really matter if it is German or Chinese (would prefer old German pre 1888 with right 13 loth mark naturally ). I have added different photos hope they are better, the mark is hard get clear. Rega...
by gsmoggy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.

Hi members I notice I have not had any replies on this box,I just noticed that the number 1 seems to be facing the wrong way,is this unusual? another thought I had are the Chinese copying these style of boxes? is this German or Chinese? has anyone seen the number the wrong way around on German boxes...
by gsmoggy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.

Many thanks for your interest and opinions on my box,it is interesting that we now have French in the mix,Thanks Amena for the images of the engraved examples,I do feel even though your examples are interesting, in my opinion they are not as finely engraved,the shapes and flow of the leaves and scro...
by gsmoggy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.

Hi Amena many thanks for your thoughts,what date do you mean if it may be Italian? do you have any images and examples? it would be great to discover the country it was made in. I have had an opinion from a very good dealer of English silver,who said it was continental ,may be Swiss c1860. So at the...
by gsmoggy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.

Hi Ag Many thanks for your great comments. I agree with you that it is probably European ,my feeling is maybe German,the clues may be in the engraving of some of the figures,based on mythology. I thought the central Figure may be Nike the winged female Greek god ,I am not sure who the bearded winged...
by gsmoggy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Hi Again Cheryl I am happy to be wrong,I am sorry about confusing you, If you google Bigelow,Kennard and company records, they are from the Harvard library.(Hollis for archival discovery) It says that Bigelow Kennard and company were incorporated in 1912.This is the name on my box. I do not know whe...
by gsmoggy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

unusual heavily engraved snuff box,no marks, what country ,age.

Hi Members I have just purchased this unusual snuff box,I felt it is was a quality piece,I would be interested on opinions about it,it has no marks at all . . The thumb piece may be a sapphire ,I have never seen a fully engraved interior before. https://i.imgur.com/rvdig0I.jpg https://i.imgur.com/L5...
by gsmoggy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Hi Cheryl The mark I was speaking about was the Bigelow Kennard &co stamp,as this became the company name around 1911-1912,as you suggested if the original design was made around 1900 it was either old stock stamped between 1911-1912 or because it was very popular and a good seller it was still ...
by gsmoggy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Hi Cheryl Many thanks for your explanation of the Gorham trade mark,it is amazing how complicated it can be to work these marks out some times,as i said not having a date mark complicated things.I feel you are right to say that my box may have first been made around 1898-1900.When it was sold by Big...
by gsmoggy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Hello again After my last post ,I have realised ,that the people online selling some of these boxes are mistaking the Gorham trade logo with the date mark which is usually some other separate logo . The trade logo on my box ,looks like it may have first been used around 1900. The B in front of 345 m...
by gsmoggy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Hello After my last post I googled the box number .Quite a few exactly the same boxes came up ,they are saying it is 1899-1900 and the date code is in the Gorham mark.The one like mine had the date code for 1900. I did not know about the date code,which must be the last letter in the cartouche. Look...
by gsmoggy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Hello again no ,there is no date mark,my only hope for a more accurate date would be if the same box comes up with a date mark.I am not sure if Bigelow sold only new things or if the box may have been already old when they sold it .I noticed Goraham used a similar mark with eagle in 1871 Martelle ra...
by gsmoggy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Many thanks ,ag ,
Does this mean that the box may have been made at a date between 1911-12 ,and1923 ,when Bigelow&Kennard co,changed to that name?

Again many thanks Guido.
by gsmoggy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 289

What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Hi members
I am a bit confused on the date of this box,the Bigelow kennard & co 1863-1923. The Gorham mark is supposed to be1964
was the Gorham mark the same around 1923 ?
Regards Guido.
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by gsmoggy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Small pill box,What country was it made in?
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Small pill box,What country was it made in?

Hi members very small size pill box,925 mark inside base,looks like other marks were on lid,very rubbed,looks like maybe letter c in oval,cannot make out other marks. Any info would be appreciated. Regards Guido. https://i.imgur.com/K8khxTr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ceWD3m2.jpg https://i.imgur.com/k1h...
by gsmoggy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: mystry silver box research
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Re: mystry silver box research

Hello WMF was a very large company that made many boxes in a similar style. in the 1900s.
Regards Guido.
by gsmoggy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.
Replies: 3
Views: 179

info on german box ,angel blowing trumpet on lid.

Hi Members I have this small box,the marks are not very clear,except for the number 13 ,I understand this is for 13loth,can anyone give me more info on the other marks? Regards Guido. https://i.imgur.com/Lj9Vr6D.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rSBxqpE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D8XI9cr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/...
by gsmoggy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: info on Austrian company Lenk
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: info on Austrian company Lenk

Hello Baher Many thanks for your information. I have not been able to find anymore info about the company you mentioned.Do you have any images and periods of marks? and what period do you feel my box was made in ?(sounds like in the 20 s,when the company changed hands) it is a mystery why there is n...
by gsmoggy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: info on Austrian company Lenk
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: info on Austrian company Lenk

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Hi Trev
hope this is right.
by gsmoggy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: info on Austrian company Lenk
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: info on Austrian company Lenk

Hi Trev

I you click on the first 2 links you will see images,It is my first time using this download site,I am a bit confused how to get the images over.

Regards Guido.

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