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by wev
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: London Date Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 3511

Re: London Date Mark?

It is a journeyman's mark associated with Joseph Seymour's wholesale manufacturing firm.
by wev
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tongs marked B & S.D
Replies: 3
Views: 2307

Re: Tongs marked B & S.D

Benjamin & Samuel Demilt, 1820-1835, New York City
by wev
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silversmith J.C. WILSON
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: Silversmith J.C. WILSON

I have seen this mark at least half a dozen times on flatware c 1830 or so. I have never found any commonality of locale nor any further information on a possible maker/retailer. The person with the "Texas" tongs could offer no justification for that assumption (except, perhaps, rarity of ...
by wev
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Large Tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 2795

Re: Large Tongs

I am sorry, I thought that was presumed. The pseudo marks are not attributed, but have been found on typical pieces also marked by several NYC retailers c 1840-1850
by wev
Wed May 18, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jennings & Lander New York Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

Re: Jennings & Lander New York Marks

1. Retailers 2. The wholesale marks are tentatively attributed to Nelson Haight of Newburgh NY by McGrew, but I think that unlikely. While a successful jeweler and watchmaker (as were five of his sons), there is nothing that I have seen to indicate the sort of large scale silver manufacturing that w...
by wev
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: PM Serving Spoon
Replies: 15
Views: 4899

Re: PM Serving Spoon

German/Danish/Dutch would have been my first guess. The shoulders are very atypical for an American spoon, as are the general proportions and bowl shape.
by wev
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: PM Serving Spoon
Replies: 15
Views: 4899

Re: PM Serving Spoon

I suspected as much. By the time of Mood's partnership, shell, thead, and shell/thread patterns were all well-established and had been for close to two decades.
by wev
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: PM Serving Spoon
Replies: 15
Views: 4899

Re: PM Serving Spoon

Aguest wrote:The Fiddle Shell was invented by Peter Mood, and was the first decorative applied motif on American Coin Silver, does this make sense?


I will need some very strong documentation to accept that statement.
by wev
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Two New Mannerback Marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Re: Two New Mannerback Marks?

The second is William at the end of his career; the first is his son, Prisca Levan Mannerback
by wev
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Assistance Identifying Maker of American (?) Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Re: Assistance Identifying Maker of American (?) Spoon

It has been fairly well established that this is the wholesale mark of John S. Putnam, working in Buffalo c 1835-1848. The center mark is a grazing buffalo.
by wev
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Stumped! "London" hallmarks but NO DATE letter?
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Re: Stumped! "London" hallmarks but NO DATE letter?

These marks (the lion/leopard) are the marks of an unidentified New York wholesale manufacturer c 1835-1860. It is found with the shop mark of a number of retailers in New York and New Jersey. They are most likely coin silver.
by wev
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S&B colonial table spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: S&B colonial table spoon?

It is an educated guess based on my experience and work here: American Silversmiths & Related Craftsmen.
by wev
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S&B colonial table spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: S&B colonial table spoon?

It may be an unrecorded mark for STILES (Samuel) & BALDWIN (Jedediah), working c 1790 in Northampton MA. I have seen spoons by the partnership similar to yours, which is quite handsome.
by wev
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D

Benjamin Drowne has been proposed, but I have seen no real evidence one way or the other.
by wev
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Re: Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL

I have no maker to offer, but the George Russell listed in Brix and Hollan is debatable. He was a watchmaker of some note, but did not start working till c 1830, but Winterthur has a distinctive c 1800 brightcut spoon with this mark.
by wev
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: JC -- unknown maker

The spoon dates c 1800-1805.
by wev
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 6808

Re: JWD or TWD Spoon

Yes and yes.
by wev
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 6808

Re: JWD or TWD Spoon

Inaccurate guesswork.
by wev
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: JC -- unknown maker

The spoon predates his starting date by 40 years; not a consideration.
by wev
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: JC -- unknown maker

Ensko should not be relied upon for more than a 'maybe' attribution. Hollan points out that there are no verified marks that can be confirmed for Joseph Cook of Philadelphia. While coffin end flatware is not unknown from Philadelphia smiths, but it is highly unlikely. In this case, given that Cook a...

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