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by MCB
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Two makers/sponsors marks??
Replies: 6
Views: 5039

Hello Tony, I can't find anything to specifically relate Charles Henry to Robert Victor Dumenil. Robert's business was transferred to him on the death of Frederick Dumenil (1894) who had acquired it by transfer from Etienne Dumenil (1885). Etienne founded the business in 1874. That the business was ...
by MCB
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Two makers/sponsors marks??
Replies: 6
Views: 5039

The "RD" mark is for Robert Victor Dumenil, silverworker or pipe mounter from 1894 until after 1928.

Sorry I can't help with the "L & Co" mark.
by MCB
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help with Initials Pocket watch case
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Welcome to the forum.

Sorry I can't help with "JJ" but can confirm your view of the case being assayed at Chester 1858-9.

"BK" is the maker's mark of Benjamin Kerby of London who first registered at Chester in 1842.
by MCB
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: I'm stuck again with a hallmark!
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

The item was assayed in London in 1881-2.

If, as seems likely, it is a piece of flatware, the makers were probably John Gilbert & Co Ltd of Birmingham, Edward Gilbert being their London representative.
by MCB
Wed May 21, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Glasgow problem: who is JF?
Replies: 3
Views: 3315

I was reading Jackson's on Glasgow to see if there was anything to explain the gaps in the information published and find he was given access to a copper plate containing impressions of maker's marks for which the assay office had names but no record of the date the mark was registered. No surprise ...
by MCB
Wed May 21, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Glasgow problem: who is JF?
Replies: 3
Views: 3315

Jackson's (2002 Edition page 576) shows a Glasgow maker's mark like the one on your tea set. The mark was first used some time prior to 1903 by Jas. Forrest but Jackson's gives no further detail.

Could he be your man?
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by MCB
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified mark on silver lid for a crystal container
Replies: 3
Views: 2951

Ridgway & Priestley's book on Chester makers' marks identifies one the same as this registered in 1902.
by MCB
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: unknown sugar tongs c1790
Replies: 3
Views: 9355

Hello Tongtwister, I don't think the mark is Joseph Hicks'; he used "JH". I can't find any others in "Jacksons'" list of registered Exeter makers who might legitimately have used "IH". That leaves you with the great unknown of course if you can satisfy yourself that the...
by MCB
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: New to silver collecting, help please.
Replies: 15
Views: 10161

Hello John, George, Robert & William Sydenham traded as Sydenham Brothers from 54 New Edmund Street Birmingham from around 1875 and from Tenby Street Birmingham from around 1900. They registered a mark at Chester office in 1878 which is very similar to the one on your brooch. No evidence found t...
by MCB
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Help with makers mark please
Replies: 2
Views: 2733

Hello Alain,

The assay office is Sheffield; the maker is William Yates.
by MCB
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tazza Maker
Replies: 2
Views: 2024

Hello Celadon,

I think you'll find the year of assay was 1927/8; the town mark has a waved base wheras for 1907/8 there was a waved top.

The makers were Blackmore & Fletcher Ltd.
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by MCB
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Hanoverian Scrollback Spoons - no date mark - maker?
Replies: 6
Views: 3777

Hello Shasla, The maker's stamp on your spoons is so poorly engraved I wonder if it's not an unauthorised mark and the maker could then be any of the "TDs". Jackson's Silver & Gold Marks (2002 Edition page 228) refers to his having seen tablespoons by Thomas Doxey, assayed London 1759,...
by MCB
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Can you help me identify a Chester maker WA of around 1900
Replies: 2
Views: 2260

Hello EnT,

William Aitken of Vyse Street Birmingham registered an oval mark with a central pellet at Chester in 1899.

The middle part of the mark on your item is worn and that's where the pellet would be.

You might see some remains of it if you have another look?
by MCB
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Help with Silver Thimble Hallmarks plse
Replies: 5
Views: 5520

I too think you can be confident of the assay date being 1889-90. As "Buckler" has said there are a few Chester registered marks for HW but in my view only two fit the bill; Henry Williamson of Farringdon Road London and Henry Wood of Wood St Liverpool. Williamson is a known thimble maker. .

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