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by bstaunto
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Please help to identify this mark
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

Re: Please help to identify this mark

Hi there, This is a current online auction and seems the photos are taken straight from that. The guidelines state: 3. No linking to auctions or posting photos from another's auction. No linking to items for sale at websites. No linking to commercial websites. ... No use of eBay, auctiva, inkfrog, o...
by bstaunto
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Initials on Cork Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 7213

Re: Initials on Cork Silver

This could be an interesting project!

Does anyone keep a database on initials and crest on Irish provincial silver?

I know has been done on early Australian silver and has turned up some interesting connections.

Ben
by bstaunto
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Unknown Irish maker - ID in serrated punch
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Unknown Irish maker - ID in serrated punch

Hi everyone, Here's another pair of Irish sugar tongs. Nicely made. Can't seem to find an example of the maker's mark though. It appears to be ID in a serrated punch. Has anyone else seen this maker before? Maybe another mark for Isaac Davis (1787-99) or Isaac or Jeremiah D'Olier? https://www.925-10...
by bstaunto
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial Irish Sugar Tongs
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

Provincial Irish Sugar Tongs

Hi Team, Here is a nice pair of bright-cut tongs. They date probably to around 1780-90. (It was in these early stages that the tongs were stamped in the bowls) My most likely candidate is WT and William Teulon, but I haven't seen this sterling mark before (STERLg). This would put them early in his c...
by bstaunto
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Dessert spoon with Lion and H.I (or I.H)
Replies: 6
Views: 9949

Re: Dessert spoon with Lion and H.I (or I.H)

Hi Matt,

The maker's mark looks a possible match for Newcastle maker John Hutchinson. I'm no expert on the provincial lions, but it looks like the shape is right for that 1767-70 period that he was sending things in for assay.

Just a thought.

Cheers,
Ben.
by bstaunto
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Pepper Pot - Indian?
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Colonial Pepper Pot - Indian?

Hey team,

A nice little pepper pot, I thought maybe Indian? Anyone else seen these marks? The makers mark seems to be RC.

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Cheers,
Ben
by bstaunto
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tablespoon with
Replies: 5
Views: 2435

Re: Tablespoon with

Wasn't expecting that! Thanks Thomas!
by bstaunto
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL

Hello forum,

Does anyone know the maker of this spoon? I've found a number of Russells, but not one with a G first name.

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Thanks again, Ben.
by bstaunto
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Sauce ladle with conjoined TC or CT
Replies: 3
Views: 3069

Sauce ladle with conjoined TC or CT

Another mystery piece.

This is sauce ladle size. The maker's mark is single stamped conjoined TC or CT.

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Cheers,
Ben
by bstaunto
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tablespoon with
Replies: 5
Views: 2435

Tablespoon with

Hey team, Here is a tablespoon I recently purchased. Has anyone seen these marks before? It looks like SCB? I thought maybe North American? 1760-1780 sort of period? https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg As always, any thoughts would be great! Ben
by bstaunto
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: 'E' - Australian?
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Re: 'E' - Australian?

I think I've seen this before somewhere...maybe from the same gentleman! Because the E is upside down and almost more of an interpretation of an E than an actual E, I would have thought it was either Indian Colonial or Chinese Export. It seems to be similar to a mark attributed to Chinese maker Linc...
by bstaunto
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 7861

Re: JWD or TWD Spoon

Thanks, I'll note that in the book. :)
by bstaunto
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 7861

Re: JWD or TWD Spoon

Hi wev,

Would you agree it appears to be the same mark?

Are you saying the three spoons found in Bermuda were all by John Wheelwright Davis and misattributed by the two authors?

Ben
by bstaunto
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: A rare piece of Bermudan silver by George Hutchings
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

A rare piece of Bermudan silver by George Hutchings

I picked up these sugar tongs the other day. I was very excited when I saw them, as I've been looking for a piece of Bermudan silver for quite some time (and I hope to add to this one piece. ;) ). They were identified as being by a Canadian silversmith, George Haddington. This was based on the mark ...
by bstaunto
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 7861

Re: JWD or TWD Spoon

Hey team, Just to throw another possible into the mix. This is very similar to the mark identifed as Bermudan Silversmith, Joseph Dill. Although this appears in the text as only a possible attribution, they are similar to this spoon in being oar pattern. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https:...
by bstaunto
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: c.1780 Table Spoon marked KINGSTON
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: c.1780 Table Spoon marked KINGSTON

Hi Miles,

There is at least one Canadian maker, from Kingston, Ontario, who stamped KINGSTON on his silver.

Langdon has a picture and attribution for George Spanenberg. Although the example of KINGSTON there appears a little different, it might be a good place to start.

Cheers,

Ben
by bstaunto
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Question on Unknown Hallmarks - Anchors & Axe
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

Re: Question on Unknown Hallmarks - Anchors & Axe

These are the same marks as in this thread:
http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28522

Have you tested them to see if they are silver rather than silver plated?

Ben
by bstaunto
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish Provincial? John Glenny of Montrose?
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Re: Scottish Provincial? John Glenny of Montrose?

Thanks Trev!

I need to get a copy of the most recent copy of the book/cd.

Ben
by bstaunto
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish Provincial? John Glenny of Montrose?
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Scottish Provincial? John Glenny of Montrose?

Hey team, Just picked up this OE pattern Tablespoon. I was wondering if it was John Glenny of Montrose...both marks are similar to his that I've seen, but don't fully match. Any ideas? Ben https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by bstaunto
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Mystery Spoon - AB and LR?
Replies: 3
Views: 2464

Re: Mystery Spoon - AB and LR?

So interestingly, here is another example that has turned up of the LR or RL conjoined. This time on a pair of plain sugar tongs. And also with a different pair of punches. On this piece, there is a LM and a lion passant (which looks quite different from the lion on the previous spoon). This could s...

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