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by kerangoumar
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austrian JCK Brush with Habsburg armories of Ferdinand I
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

Re: Austrian JCK Brush with Habsburg armories of Ferdinand I

Should point out that Klinkosch silver to the court was marked with the eagle. I don't see it here. Is there another mark somewhere?
by kerangoumar
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Viennese silver 1840s Maker "FS"
Replies: 14
Views: 5117

Re: Viennese silver 1840s Maker "FS"

This is part of what one would call Reisebesteck - i.e. travelling cutlery. It would fit into a case and might include several other pieces. Almost every one I have knowledge of contains a marrow spoon - interesting because since mad cow disease not many people are daring enough to eat any marrow. B...
by kerangoumar
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Gorham Co. - Mythologique Pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Re: Gorham Co. - Mythologique Pattern

Nice! Reminds me of Old Munich by Black Starr & Frost, which I will photograph as soon as I find the config. pages for my camera! Every image it's taking is about 40 by 40 inches. I have neither patience nor space to fiddle with it.
by kerangoumar
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown Tiffany Flatware Pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 1255

Re: Unknown Tiffany Flatware Pattern

This may have been an available pattern or it may have been a private order. This site specializes in Tiffany so if you do not find your pattern there you might ask them (admin edit - see Posting Requirements )
by kerangoumar
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Silver sickness
Replies: 14
Views: 20318

Re: Silver sickness

Hi Trev - Glad it is useful. It's funny - I told Lyndsie about my other silver cleaning method and nobody has an idea why it works. This is the one with cigar ashes - I suppose it won't be around much longer as smoking is being actively discouraged everywhere. (Don't actually know whether any ash wi...
by kerangoumar
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: A fascinating look at conservation
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

A fascinating look at conservation

http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/en-us/ ... week1.aspx

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blow-by-blow account of the conservation of the Silver Swan at the Bowes Museum.
by kerangoumar
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Silver sickness
Replies: 14
Views: 20318

Re: Silver sickness

Could not find the letter but essentially all the information from the Canadian Conservation Institute is here: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1439925170396 In my discussions with Lyndsie Selwyn silver sickness came up - it is thought that these spots begin as concentration of the alloy in the silver -...
by kerangoumar
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Silver sickness
Replies: 14
Views: 20318

Re: Silver sickness

historydetective: better late than never - so they say. i've been under some ferocious weather but now i am back. the cocoa butter soap - it was something i picked up at a german store - never found another cake - suposedly no one was buying. but there are cocoa butter soaps again and you could look...
by kerangoumar
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Website Down
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: Website Down - additional info

Meandering through the web arrived at the Rootsweb.com home page: "We're currently experiencing a temporary website outage due to RootsWeb hardware failure. Rest assured, our development and web operations teams are busy working to securely restore the site as quickly as possible. Our initial e...
by kerangoumar
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Website Down
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Website Down

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... versmiths/ - which is of great importance, as far as American silversmiths are concerned,has been down several days. All one gets is "Connection reset".
by kerangoumar
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 44909

Re: Books added to the website

The Hathi Trust, which is digitizing these books as if they're all about to burn, is ferocious about copyright. Hathi states that "volumes published outside the US from 1876 through 1923 are treated as public domain for users accessing the volumes from US IP addresses , however they are treated...
by kerangoumar
Thu May 14, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: HELP; Russian Monogram on Faberge
Replies: 34
Views: 10189

Re: HELP; Russian Monogram on Faberge

I am struck by the awkwardness of the spout and its insertion into the body. Looks too big. The authentic Faberge at Sotheby's is immediately several magnitudes more felicitous.
by kerangoumar
Thu May 14, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Twin crests on Cork silver ladle
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Re: Twin crests on Cork silver ladle

As stated, Ranelagh's crest is the conventional representation with the point of the arrow downward. This crest has the arrow in fessewise, which is highly unusual, perhaps outright odd - I don't have access to any of my books at the moment but I can't recall seeing one positioned like that. Anyone?
by kerangoumar
Thu May 14, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Horse Head Family Crest Identify Need
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: Horse Head Family Crest Identify Need

ps not salient -there's not enough of the creature . .
by kerangoumar
Thu May 14, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest and 'JD' on Unmarked Nutmeg Grater
Replies: 9
Views: 4186

Re: Crest and 'JD' on Unmarked Nutmeg Grater

Trev I expect it is supposed to be a lion tho to me it looks more like an Afghan hound with those flowing ears. So, a hound?/lion? dexter rampant - the engraving is not very clear. . .
by kerangoumar
Thu May 14, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Horse Head Family Crest Identify Need
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: Horse Head Family Crest Identify Need

I'm thinking more along the lines of a seahorse, salient. Rising out of ducal coronet as in the Thomas family (or at least, one of them) of Wales.
by kerangoumar
Thu May 14, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Prince of Wales Feathers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Re: Prince of Wales Feathers?

Trev - most likely a German crest, no assoc. with PoW. Tho it is quite plain compared to some of what the Germanic knights used to carry on their helmets. Holly
by kerangoumar
Thu May 14, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: HELP!? What Is This and is it SILVER? Die Kunderschafter Aus Kana
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Re: HELP!? What Is This and is it SILVER? Die Kunderschafter Aus Kana

Pewter. The iconography is from Numbers 13:23 The Spies (Kundschafter) Explore Canaan (Kana) …22When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23Then they came to the v...
by kerangoumar
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)
Replies: 55
Views: 19505

Re: Kent Brothers of Toronto (Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd.)

The Kent business is long and mysterious - At some point one or another of the brothers has become "Kent's Limited" Jewelers(NB spelling) Toronto inside a laurel wreath. Dupuis (auction house) sold an antique citrine and pearl necklace ten years ago, exceeding expectations by quite a bit: ...
by kerangoumar
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Need Help with Tiffany Beekman Flatware
Replies: 12
Views: 6455

Re: Need Help with Tiffany Beekman Flatware

further to Cheryl's post, one might add that - in North America, at least - there is no requirement to prove that you are the holder of which ever title (hahaha! pardon me, admins, I'm just thinking of a discussion over such, ongoing in our house over the last three decades) and/or coat of arms, and...

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