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by magpie
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Small Box. Crowned 'B' mark, when and where made?
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

I have seen the crowned 'B' in “Goud- en Zilvermerken van Voet”. I believe that is the mark on this box. Assuming that the ‘IT’ is the maker’s mark, I have used the information in Karel Citroen's book “Dutch Goldsmiths’ and Silversmiths’ Marks and Names Prior to 1812” to narrow down the list of poss...
by magpie
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Small Box. Crowned 'B' mark, when and where made?
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

It has been suggested to me that my box is Dutch and that the crowned letter 'B', is a mark used between 1807 - 1812 denoting payment of duty. Also that the silversmith is Johannes van der Toorn (1747-1832) who was a silversmith in The Hague. Would anyone care to comment please? Is the third mark po...
by magpie
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Small Box. Crowned 'B' mark, when and where made?
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

I sent the following to Tosten; 'I see that you are in Norway and have offered advice on many forum posts. Have you had an opportunity to view my post "Small Box. Crowned 'B' mark, when and where made?" in the Scandinavian forum? I collect quite a lot of silver but have never seen marks li...
by magpie
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Swedish or Danish Silver Box 1694? FH mark? Ram with Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 3327

Do you have the book 'International Hallmarks on Silver collected by Tardy'? There is an 18th century symbol for Amsterdam on page 308. This symbol has three crosses, in a vertical line, with some sort of character which could be a letter below the crosses. It is different from the bottom character ...
by magpie
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Small Box. Crowned 'B' mark, when and where made?
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Improved Photos

I have posted some better photos of the marks and box in the hope that someone may be able to identify them. I saw the crowned 'B' in Tardy's book but have no access to information on Norwegian hallmarks. This post may belong somewhere else entirely. I believe the box is handmade and hand engraved. ...
by magpie
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Small Box. Crowned 'B' mark, when and where made?
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Small Box. Crowned 'B' mark, when and where made?

http://f.imagehost.org/t/0939/Whole_Reduced.jpg http://f.imagehost.org/t/0444/BCrown.jpg http://f.imagehost.org/t/0293/IT.jpg http://f.imagehost.org/t/0983/Letter.jpg Is this crowned 'B' mark that for Bergen, Norway? If not I may have listed this post in the wrong forum. The IT mark is stamped twic...
by magpie
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 43242

I can see all of both these books. Is the first one meant to be on its side? It would be wonderful to be able to access some more.
by magpie
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help required to identify this stock buckle maker, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

The indentation in the "I" on the second mark could perhaps just be damage during use. Has this buckle been stamped twice? There is part of a smaller letter to the left of the "I" and the irregularity to the lower part of the "S" could be the result of a double stamp. U...
by magpie
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help required to identify this stock buckle maker, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

Thank you again.
Of course it is not that you know less now, it is just that you are more aware of how much there is to learn. I am starting to feel the same.
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by magpie
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help required to identify this stock buckle maker, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

Thank you for your reply and information. You have confirmed what I suspected, it is practically impossible to work out who made the buckle. Is James Stamp known to have made buckles? What about all the buckle makers listed in that section of Grimwade. Are their marks listed anywhere. Also I am not ...
by magpie
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 43242

I am not sure about that. I think it is a software issue. With even these two books I can now only get as far as the google window with scroll bars, and nothing in it. I can sit there for ages and nothing happens. My computer says the application has stopped reponding. I don't understand why all the...
by magpie
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 43242

I have now tried all E-books and have had some success with only the two books listed under 'Personages'. The google window with a scroll bar came up but it was extremely slow to use. I was forever waiting for 'remaining items' to load.
by magpie
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help required to identify this stock buckle maker, please.
Replies: 7
Views: 3848

Help required to identify this stock buckle maker, please.

http://g.imagehost.org/t/0673/Top.jpg http://g.imagehost.org/t/0266/Lion.jpg http://g.imagehost.org/t/0168/Maker.jpg I believe this stock buckle was made in London between 1756 and 1784 as the lion appears to be correct for that period and there is no duty mark. The maker's mark is a little more di...
by magpie
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 43242

I can view the menu at the top, and also google maps.
by magpie
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 43242

I believe the problem is software related. I have Adobe Reader 5 and can't upgrade as I am running Windows 98. Yes, I know I need a new computer! However I have never before had a problem opening a document in Adobe Reader 5.
by magpie
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Books added to the website
Replies: 27
Views: 43242

I am not able to open the E-Books

I am having trouble accessing the E-Books. I haven't been able to open any. If I click on one a new page opens with a square with a white strip at the top and nothing else happens. What are the software requirements to open the E-Books, please?

Linda
by magpie
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Query about the 'HP' London hallmark listed on this site
Replies: 9
Views: 3875

Query about the 'HP' London hallmark listed on this site

The hallmark HP is listed on this site under the London Makers' Marks Menu. The note next to it states that it is not the mark of Henry Plumpton. The note also refers to Grimwade's entry 3608 which is a very similar mark and listed as unidentified. I would like to know the basis for saying that this...
by magpie
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: A response to the article 'Polishing Silver'.
Replies: 0
Views: 2841

A response to the article 'Polishing Silver'.

In this site's article Polishing Silver you discuss various methods. My comments are: Surely you mean washing soda rather than baking soda to be used with aluminium foil. I find this method very effective and very gentle. I have been told that museums use it. I have recently collected quite a few pi...
by magpie
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Who is the maker of these Chinese cufflinks
Replies: 0
Views: 2387

Who is the maker of these Chinese cufflinks

http://aycu33.webshots.com/image/33472/2004658115564389271_rs.jpg http://aycu16.webshots.com/image/33055/2004699269543949423_rs.jpg I believe that these are Chinese Export silver cufflinks. The initials could be either MH or HW. I have not seen a photo of these initials anywhere else. In the book '...

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