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by wev
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Marks Sample: James Conning Mobile Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Marks Sample: James Conning Mobile Alabama

It is likely a journeyman's mark from the shop of whoever Conning was buying his flatware stock from -- Wood & Hughes was one of his major suppliers, but there were undoubtedly others.
by wev
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

spoons by Cruickshank and who else ?

While I feel pretty steady on American marks, my knowledge of English makers is best described as rudimentary. This is a set of 4 3/4" spoons, all identical in size, decoration, and monogram. One is marked for 1783 by Robert Cruickshank, while the other five are only marked with a lion and what...
by wev
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Any details on this retailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Any details on this retailer?

Henry Tyler Brown (1830-1893), Providence RI. He was in various partnerships, then on his own as H. T. BROWN & Co, 1875-1880.
by wev
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Information about company Bell & Bros.
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

They were the sons of the Samuel Bell you mentioned.
by wev
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Information about company Bell & Bros.
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Please disregard my previous -- missed the reference to a San Antonio origin.

Bell & Brothers (David Bell, Powhatan Bell, and Jessup M. Bell), San Antonio, 1860-1889.
by wev
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Information about company Bell & Bros.
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

George R. Bell, Elliot Bell, John E. Bell and Charles O.R. Bell, Ogdensburg NY c 1870
by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

sometimes taking home a hotel spoon ends up preserving history, not that I would ever. . .
by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

The most likely candidate is Henry Gooding

Compare his primary mark shown to yours
by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

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In 1838 the former hotel closed and the contents were sold at auction.
by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

Mt. Washington House in South Boston was a resident home of the Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind c 1840
by wev
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

A clean drive of the Brothers punch
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and one showing the clipped terminal S from a broken punch
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by wev
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 3181

Re: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon

silverly wrote:
wev wrote:George Washington French
If his son George Herbert French who was the informant on his death certificate is to be believed, the name was George William French.


You are right -- I shouldn't type while chewing gum at the same time -- no ability to edit a post doesn't help either.
by wev
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 3181

Re: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon

Elton Ira Franklin and his brother-in-law George Washington French were the owners. Franklin died in 1899 at age 52.
by wev
Thu May 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: match safe
Replies: 1
Views: 2727

match safe

A little find from my recent San Francisco sojourn. It measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/14" x 1/2". http://www.americansilversmiths.org/SalonImages/Russell/MatchBox.jpg http://www.americansilversmiths.org/SalonImages/Russell/MatchBox3.jpg The initials are for Robert Howard Russell, the NYC publi...
by wev
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2

There was also Thomas Phillips, working 1800-1805. There is a teaspoon in the Winterthur collection marked "TP" and "Paris"
by wev
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2

It might be worth noting that Eljah Clark, later a prominent jeweler in Lexington, came to Paris from Ohio in 1850 to learn the jewelry trade. In 1854, he married Ella Louisa, Joseph Stephen's daughter, which may indicate a master/apprentice relationship or at least an employer/employee one.
by wev
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?
Replies: 4
Views: 6388

Re: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?

a similar mark on a 4.25" spoon attributed to Syng jr by Winterthur

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by wev
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help with mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Re: Help with mark

Made by Whiting & Co, retailed by Janowitz.

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