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by Joerg
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Are these spoons from London? George Gray
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Are these spoons from London? George Gray

All thank you for your contribution and the clarification on the missing mark. Makes sense. Item closed. Let me spin off from the original topic, asking on the duties due in various times and countries. How much was the tax on silver in London in the late 17hunderts? And in France in the Ancien Regi...
by Joerg
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Are these spoons from London? George Gray
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Are these spoons from London? George Gray

I have these 6 small spoons, 12 grams each. They have the Sterling lion, a date letter A, a bust (George III?) and a maker mark, first letter capital G, second letter most probably also capital G. City mark is missing. I assume they are from London, GG for George Gray and A for 1796. What do you thi...
by Joerg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Laurel wreath German state/city mark mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Laurel wreath German state/city mark mystery

Sorry, something went wrong writing this, here again:
Hi
JJ in this font is Johann Jakob Jezler from Schaffhauisen, Switzerland. Sill in business, search for Jezler in this forum.
I do not see a connection to your spoons posted.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Laurel wreath German state/city mark mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Laurel wreath German state/city mark mystery

Hi
JJ in this font is Johasearch for >n Jakob Jezler from Schaffhauisen, Switzerland. Sill in Business, search for Jezler in this forum.
I do not see a Connection to your spoons posted.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: What is this erased mark on this bedouin jewelery?
Replies: 0
Views: 270

What is this erased mark on this bedouin jewelery?

I have this bedouin jewelery 30 years now. It is time to find out some information on it. Can you give me some basic information about it? How old is it? Where is it from? I think it consist of older parts, the band, and newer additions, the chain and the side pieces. Do you agree? And foremost, wha...
by Joerg
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: DS Unknown Swiss?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: DS Unknown Swiss?

Hi
DS is David II. Schelhaas, (1822 - 1897), he is the seller, having a shop from 1861 - 1897.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: DS Unknown Swiss?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: DS Unknown Swiss?

Hi
I am still not with my books, so the "DS" has to wait.
To your question on fineness: Yes, most probably 0.800 silver. When Stähli-Rebmann was in business 13 lot was already phased out.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: DS Unknown Swiss?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: DS Unknown Swiss?

Hi
Yes, Switzerland, Zurich.
The flower mark is from Johann Jakob Stähli-Rebmann, from Zürich, in Business from 1886 to 1920.
We had the mark already here:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7669&hilit=Rebmann

I check on DS later when I have access to the books.

Regards
Jörg
by Joerg
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Face of a man, mustache
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Face of a man, mustache

Hi Sebastian The marking system in Geneva from 1815 to 1881 was as follows: 1st standard (950) an eagle head 2nd standard (875) a horse head 3rd standard (800) a lions head. Your man with mustache is a lion's head, there should be a small 3 on top of it. Finess 800. It looks your two items have diff...
by Joerg
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Face of a man, mustache
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Face of a man, mustache

Hi, this is Geneva, Switzerland, 19th century.
Later, once I have access to the books, I may be able to name the maker.
Regardds
Jörg
by Joerg
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Any ideas on this spoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: Any ideas on this spoon?

Hi the shield held by the bearer is from Berne, capital of Switzerland. We can assume this is one spoon of a set, a spoon per Swiss canton, at this time either 22 spoons (one for each full canton) plus a spoon for Switzerland, or 24 spoons if a spoon per half canton was made. Crowned letters were us...
by Joerg
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: What can you tell me on this ring from Central America?
Replies: 0
Views: 2081

What can you tell me on this ring from Central America?

My first jewelry post.... I am asking for a friend: The family of my friend claims possesion of this ring for at least 5 generations. According family tradition, a female family member owned the ring already in the 1890ies or early 1900. They are from Central America and assume the ring origines fro...
by Joerg
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?
Replies: 4
Views: 5836

Re: 1697 Silver Spoon from Unknown Country?

Hi
can you post larger, high definition pictures of the marks on the bowl. the 13.. mark looks much less worn. Anyway, I am not an expert in Scandinavian silver, but would expect to see a 13 1/2 mark. A good picture would confirm this.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it Question CCXI
Replies: 10
Views: 4283

Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

A tie bar (Krawattennadel)?
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Thu May 02, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

Re: Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands

Just for the records: 10 years ago I was wrong, but I had time to learn. Yes Pochon in Bern, Switzerland. My statment from 10 years ago it is not Bern was incorrect. But the fun part is, you show us a similar item as from the discussion 10 years ago, same marking, same Wilkens pattern, same fork typ...
by Joerg
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown Maker 800 Silver Ladle
Replies: 4
Views: 2795

Re: Unknown Maker 800 Silver Ladle

Yes, Jezler, a bit more than 100 years old. They had a habit on marking ladles and sauce spoons and similar items on the side in this period. I do not know why. Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another I (Perth?)
Replies: 11
Views: 6835

Re: Another I (Perth?)

I have a collection of Swiss silver spoons, starting around 1750. Spoons from this type are common in my collection, they usually date from 1800, take or give a few years. However, I have not many spoons from outside Switzerland, so I have little experience if this type is common in Europe or rather...
by Joerg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help Needed Identifying Silver Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: Help Needed Identifying Silver Marks

Hi, most probably your item is pewter. The 95% is a strong indication, 95% tin.
The mark on the right resembles the coat of arms of a catholic priest.
Regards, Jörg
by Joerg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 5497

Re: Mystery 18th c French (colonial?) bowl

Hi If you search online, you find some items by this silversmith. Their quality is excellent. To your bowl, I unterstand what you mean, very battered. I do not think your bowl was crude when made, imagine it new and undamaged,without dents and repairs. Also without handles. I think it was later repa...
by Joerg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 2185

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

Hi, On your quest, I may not fully get what you are asking, the maker or the reason why it is not assayed. What I see on your item is a clear TM mark without dot between the letters. So if the item is London and in the mentioned period, the TM mark looks like the mark from Thomas Meriton. Is this yo...

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