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by wev
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Robert Gainsford? RG Eagle Stars "Grave" Mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 6512

Re: Robert Gainsford? RG Eagle Stars "Grave" Mark?

That said, no one in 1650 was using a typeface as shown in either mark, to say nothing of the Federal Eagle, so it is likely a fantasy piece.

Did I mention that I dislike the editing and post controls of this forum? Dreadful.
by wev
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Robert Gainsford? RG Eagle Stars "Grave" Mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 6512

Re: Robert Gainsford? RG Eagle Stars "Grave" Mark?

Impossible to tell without seeing the spoon. There was a somewhat disreputable 17c Salem/Boston MA pewtersmith named Robert Graves. He is known to have worked for several decades, but nothing of his work is known to have survived. That said, no one in 1650 was using a typeface as shown in either mar...
by wev
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3874

Re: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)

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by wev
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3874

Re: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)

Edward Simmons is listed in the 1850 census at Lockport NY as a silversmith, age 35. Samuel Dunfee, age 21, and Levit Boker, age 16, are also listed as silversmiths in his household. Dunfee was likely a journeyman and Baker an apprentice.
by wev
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: London Date Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 3813

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: 2506

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: 2836

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: 2985

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: 2319

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: 5436

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: 5436

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: 5436

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: 2002

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: 2664

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: 2501

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: 2538

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: 2538

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: 1810

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: 2972

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: 4442

Re: JC -- unknown maker

The spoon dates c 1800-1805.

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