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by wev
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 7287

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: 7287

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: 4442

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: 4442

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...
by wev
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: c.1780 Table Spoon marked KINGSTON
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: c.1780 Table Spoon marked KINGSTON

To add to the last, he and his wife (Mary Garrison, married NYC 10 April 1779) with a child and two servants went to Shelburne as part of the Port Roseway Associates in 1783 and were granted a town lot. The following year, he was granted 50 acres in Lunemburg County. There is nothing recorded indica...
by wev
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: c.1780 Table Spoon marked KINGSTON
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: c.1780 Table Spoon marked KINGSTON

John Kingston
Freeman NYC 28 March 1775; working in Shelborne Canada during Revolution; returned to NYC in 1794 and died there in 1796.

What is the monogram on the spoon?
by wev
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: SPOON. P&M. CAN'T ID MAKER OR MARKINGS. HELP?
Replies: 5
Views: 7690

Re: SPOON. P&M. CAN'T ID MAKER OR MARKINGS. HELP?

Parry (Rowland) & Musgrave (James), Philadelphia 1792-1795.
by wev
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

Re: JC -- unknown maker

Joseph Cook of Philadelphia? Can you site a reference for the mark? I don't know of any that have been confirmed.
by wev
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 7287

Re: JWD or TWD Spoon

I found this mark in the Wintethur collection database attributed to Davis.
by wev
Thu May 21, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

Re: JC -- unknown maker

The inability to edit a post is extremely aggravating.

The spoon is 9.5 inches long and of substantial weight. The champhering on the handle is interesting and fairly uncommon.
by wev
Thu May 21, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

JC -- unknown maker

Another interesting little mystery. This mark was once given to John Coburn, but has since been withdrawn, as it is found on pieces too late for his career. I doubt it is Joseph Clark or Coolidge; Ensko lists John Cook of Philadelphia, but no mark is shown for him in Hollan. Any thoughts? http://fre...
by wev
Tue May 19, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: unknown partnership
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: unknown partnership

As you say, the ampersand is distinctive, so I went through all my marks looking for a similar form. I found nine, all from Connecticut and most from New Haven. Looking then at likely makers of appropriate period and surname, I have: Elisha Elderkin (New Haven) Alfred Elderkin (Windham) David Ellswo...
by wev
Mon May 18, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: unknown partnership
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

unknown partnership

Late Hanoverian (c 1770) tablespoon, 9.25" with a typical long elliptical bowl and a slashed long spade drop. Marked twice:

Image

Any thoughts?
by wev
Fri May 08, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: JWD or TWD Spoon
Replies: 14
Views: 7287

Re: JWD or TWD Spoon

Your mark image is very small and difficult to read. That said, it may be John Wheelwright Davis, working in Newburyport c 1820 and later (c 1825) a partner with Abel Moulton there.
by wev
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: H&B Tablespoon
Replies: 6
Views: 5974

Re: H&B Tablespoon

Correct: Hart & Brewer
by wev
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Boston silversmiths, 1800-1830
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Boston silversmiths, 1800-1830

Hoping for some relief from the election jabber, I culled the makers from the 18 extant Boston city directories issued between 1800 and 1830. The resulting table is, perforce, inelegant on the web, but may still prove of some interest:

Boston Silversmiths
by wev
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Re: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O

I have seen this mark attributed to Greenleaf (David) & Oakes (Frederick), in partnership at Hartford c 1804-1807, but withoput documentation.
by wev
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: R. T. Reynolds spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

Re: R. T. Reynolds spoons

From the Ovid Bee

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