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by Sasropakis
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Kings Pattern teaspoon 1837
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Kings Pattern teaspoon 1837

The additional marks could be journeyman marks i.e. by the person who actually made the spoon: http://www.silvercollection.it/dictiona ... nmark.html
by Sasropakis
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Kings Pattern teaspoon 1837
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Kings Pattern teaspoon 1837

I searched the topic a bit more and found this article: http://www.ascasonline.org/windowMAGGI107.html "This mark could be narrowed down to have been applied to the spoon between 29 May and 20 June 1837 - a mere 23 days. The last day of the year marking for the William lV era 1836-1837 was 28 M...
by Sasropakis
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Kings Pattern teaspoon 1837
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Kings Pattern teaspoon 1837

It could be William Eaton if the maker's mark is indeed WE. At least the shape of the shield is similar to his mark: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-WC-WE.html#WE I'm not sure how the duty mark change from king William IV to queen Victoria happened (also the appearance of the town ...
by Sasropakis
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Can anyone help with crest?
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: Can anyone help with crest?

That could be the coat of arms of Swedish family von Rosen. The crown is that of a Swedish count and von Rosen family hold that title. Their coat of arms is three red roses on a golden shield. https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Rosen_(adels%C3%A4tt) In this case the shield is gold (or) because it's &...
by Sasropakis
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Marrow spoon - date? maker? Order of the Garter??
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Marrow spoon - date? maker? Order of the Garter??

The date is London 1900 and the maker William Hutton & Sons Ltd: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-WF-WH.html#Hutton The Garter emblem has a royal crown on top but I don't know if this could mean that the item comes from a royal service of if it's just commemerating something. An...
by Sasropakis
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown tea strainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Unknown tea strainer?

I don't know if this helps much but based on the shape of the hallmarks, especially the wavy shield of the lion passant, the item might be dated to the period 1896-1915: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dates/London/Cycle%201896-1915.html You could probably try to identify the maker's mark by bro...
by Sasropakis
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Genuine or pseudo marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

I would say pseudo. The orientation is completely mixed-up and the duty mark (head of king George III) appears to be mirror image. Those look like Chinese export marks although I couldn't find an exact match.
by Sasropakis
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 8"(W) British Club Sugar Nautical Anchor Topmark
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: 8"(W) British Club Sugar Nautical Anchor Topmark

Interesting item indeed. MB could also be Cyrillic. M is the same in Cyrillic and Latin alphabet but B in Cyrillic is V in Latin alphabet. I tried to figure any connection with the Russian Arctic Ocean Flotilla and MB/MV but couldn't find any. Maybe someone who understands Russian could help. And I ...
by Sasropakis
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 8"(W) British Club Sugar Nautical Anchor Topmark
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: 8"(W) British Club Sugar Nautical Anchor Topmark

The text in Cyrillic says "Svyatogor" which is some kind of a mythical hero and because it has an anchor it could have something to do with this ship originally named Svyatogor and built in England: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krassin_(1916_icebreaker)
by Sasropakis
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: England Hallmark on a Silver tray
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: England Hallmark on a Silver tray

I think it's silverplate and by William Adams: https://www.925-1000.com/silverplate__Init_W.html "WILLIAM ADAMS INC. Founded in 1865 by William Adams, the firm was active in Birmingham and New York. Much of its production was exported, especially to the United States. The McKinley Tariff Act of...
by Sasropakis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Soup ladle marks
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Soup ladle marks

The date letter could be "T" for 1774. The visible parts, especially the "tail" would fit in the character. Not sure about the maker's mark. Is it W+something (for example WF for William Fearn) or upside down BM?
by Sasropakis
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

I don't think that the "centre piece" of the crown has any specific meaning but it's just a part of a marquis' crown. It's not like a crest in British heraldry and therefore can't be used to identify the owner. So basically it's just a crown of a marquis and without any additional informat...
by Sasropakis
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

I agree with "silvermakersmarks" that it's John Lambe. The spoons are pre-1781 because they don't have date letter and John Lambe's mark in 1770's was quite peculiar joint IL. I have actually a teaspoon by him which is almost identical. The only difference is that in my spoon the feather e...
by Sasropakis
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Who is this Religious figure on Norwegian napkin ring?
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Who is this Religious figure on Norwegian napkin ring?

My guess would be Eysteinn Erlendsson who was the archbishop of Nidaros when they started to build the cathedral: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eysteinn_Erlendsson
There are no attributes in the picture so basically it could be any other (catholic) bishop though.
by Sasropakis
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: North european, Hanau?
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: North european, Hanau?

The town mark appears to be that of Danzig (today Gdansk in Poland). I don't have sources to identify the maker's mark but maybe someone with more knowledge about German silver can help you. I don't think they are Hanau pseudo hallmarks as there are only two marks; usually there would be more. But w...
by Sasropakis
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tea Caddy Spoon Hallmark & Maker Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Tea Caddy Spoon Hallmark & Maker Help Please

If it's Exeter and 1819 the maker could be Owen Fielding: https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Mak ... -JP.html#O
The maker's mark looks like it could be QF but I think it's just double punched OF.
by Sasropakis
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1773 london assay?
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: 1773 london assay?

Yes, that appears to be London 1773. The date letter "S" is similar to 1873 and 1933 but the hallmarks don't include a duty mark (soveraign's head) which was used from 1784 until late 19th century and the town mark of London, leopard's head, has a crown which was removed in 1821 so this le...
by Sasropakis
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1801 London, twin dishes with spoon holes, exceptionally well made. What are they??
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: 1801 London, twin dishes with spoon holes, exceptionally well made. What are they??

I don't think the featured hallmark is a negative relief but it just looks like one due to the photo.
by Sasropakis
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.

I've seen some owner's marks used in the 18th and 19th centuries to mark sets of flatware. I don't mean properly engraving a crest or initials which was more usual but simply punching a stamp (for example a heraldic symbol) to the items. A bit like libraries used to stamp their books. Sometimes when...
by Sasropakis
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: 14th century reliquary head with these markings. Please help identify them.

That's an interesting looking item indeed. That kind of reliquaries were made in medieval time and if you have shown it to experts then it's most likely medieval and the patina seems consistent too. I'm not familiar with medieval hallmarking practices but my guess would be that the marks could be so...

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