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by joho
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?

Thanks Waylander - lets hope the Spanish experts can enlighten us further.
by joho
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Antique Spanish silver box. Cordoba?

Hi. Can anyone help me find when and where this box was made.It is a quite heavy box (120 grams) and measures 8.5cm x 6.5cm x 1.1cm, probably for tobacco or snuff. The exterior is attractively engraved. The interior is gilded and has the following inscription: " George Hickman,Royal Reg. of Hor...
by joho
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maltese Silverware
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

Re: Maltese Silverware

The mark appears to be that of Giovanni Tonna from 1806. There is also a Giuseppi Tonna (1849) and Guglielmo Tonna (1857) but their marks are different. Ref: Antique Maltese Domestic Silver - Jimmy Farrugia.

Regards
John
by joho
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: False marks ?

You are right Jorg, the background to the maker's mark has a rough/cast like finish. The other marks less so, and the date letter background looks normal. Regards John
by joho
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: False marks ?

Hi Peter. Thank you for your excellent research. I can confirm that there is no zig zag assay scrape. It would seem that the spoon is much later, with spurious marks pretending to be Enkhuizen 17th century. Anyway, it was interesting learning something about Drechterlant, both the region and the sai...
by joho
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: False marks ?

Thanks AG2012. Very interesting about name of ship. I looked it up and see it was travelling between Batavia and Netherlands in 1692. Regards Joho.
by joho
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: False marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

False marks ?

Hi All. I suspect the marks on this spoon are pseudo and that it dates to late 19th century, but would be grateful for any opinions or information. The spoon itself is overall gilded. The stem is triangular in cross section and the lower half has animal fur textured engraving. The terminal from the ...
by joho
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker and town
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: Maker and town

Thank you Blakstone. I have had a close look at the helmet but there is no clear number. Looking at different angles and light it seems that one number (maybe the only number) could be 5. I have also found another mark on the rim of the foot. Initially I thought this was a small blackened dent, but ...
by joho
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Identify spoons
Replies: 0
Views: 1427

Identify spoons

Hi. I have a set of 6 mid 18th century table spoons and I am trying to identify where and by whom they were made. 5 are stamped twice by maker IN (or possibly NI) and the 6th is stamped twice by maker GN. There are no other marks. They are of typical hanovarian pattern and I believe could be provinc...
by joho
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Maker and town
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Maker and town

Hi - can anyone help identify the maker and town of this French silver beaker. There are 4 marks. Cockerel in oval punch for Provinces 1809 to 1819. Head in helmet facing right. Makers mark TG above an insect?? and another lozenge shaped stamp with script writing not very clear but something like TO...
by joho
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Russian Baltic Cup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: Russian Baltic Cup ?

Many thanks Hose. That was a surprise. Most interesting!! Regards John
by joho
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Re: Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?

Wow that was quick!! Many thanks as always Peter. Regards John
by joho
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Russian Baltic Cup ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Russian Baltic Cup ?

Hi All - can anyone help to identify this small cup. It is on a spreading circular foot and has a bulbous body. The wide rim has six sides. Cast scroll handle. Chased floral and foliate decoration. It is hallmarked to the base twice with a scroll S with 3 dots on either side, and twice with a buildi...
by joho
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Silver Handled Scissors- Schoonhoven ?

Hi all- Any ideas on this pair of scissors, apparently Dutch? The blades are steel and the arms and finger rings silver. The arms and finger grips, if on English sugar nips, would date from circa 1740 to 1780. As on English tongs they are hallmarked on the outside edge of each finger ring, facing in...
by joho
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying STERLING marks
Replies: 55
Views: 36436

Re: Identifying STERLING marks

Hi All - any ideas on this silver holy oil container? All the pieces are stamped STERLING. There is no makers mark. The person I acquired it from presumed it American because of the sterling stamp. However I am more inclined to think it Irish. The assembled container is 3 inches long and is made fro...
by joho
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: French Silver Bowl

Many thanks both - much appreciated. I have just noticed that I left out the number 3 in the inscription which should read: L'AN 3 DE LA LIBERTE. I presume this would mean: YEAR 3 of the Revolution? Apologies! Best regards John
by joho
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: French Silver Bowl

Ah ha !! I've just noticed that where each handle joins the bowl there is an applied heart shaped plaque - I guess this confirms its marriage function. Many thanks for your explanations - I have always enjoyed the shape and good weight of the bowl but can now see it in a new and more interesting and...
by joho
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Buckle
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

Re: French Silver Buckle

Great information - thanks fermiersgeneraux. Maybe one day will track down the maker!

Kind regards
by joho
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: French Silver Bowl

Many thanks for sharing your knowledge - much appreciated. Nice that it has a link to the French Revolution! Is there any reason why there are no other marks or is this just a case of the maker not wanting to incur additional costs?

Best regards John
by joho
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

French Silver Bowl

Hi. Is anyone able to provide some information about this silver bowl, which I believe is French. It is circular and is on an applied circular foot. It has two cast handles in the form of a harp. It measures 180 mm across the handles and weighs 300 grams. It is inscribed around the rim: M JOLY . D ....

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