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by robert12
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please
Replies: 11
Views: 2561

Re: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please

I did think maybe Portugal or Paris but another possibility might of course be Hanau.
Any thoughts on this or has any member come across this set of marks before that point towards a definite country attribution.

Robert12
by robert12
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please
Replies: 11
Views: 2561

Re: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please

You could well be right with the "cartagloria" suggestion, the mirror looks like it has a good age and a similar shape to the silver profile. Are you of the opinion this was made in Portugal and is the "shield" a maker mark ? The mark like a divers helmet on its side is one I hav...
by robert12
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please
Replies: 11
Views: 2561

Help with the marks on this ornate mirror please

Hi,
I have this very ornate mirror 22cm x 18cm which I think may be from Portugal 19th century.
A heavy gauge and good quality with just 3 marks that I can find. Thanks robert12
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by robert12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon with PN x 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1345

Teaspoon with PN x 2

Hi, I need help with this teaspoon please. Decorated on the front of the wide handle.
The only marks are PN x 2, well struck and clear.
Thanks in advance,
Bob
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by robert12
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Knight and 3 saddles crest
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: Knight and 3 saddles crest

Thanks for the information on this crest, much appreciated.
Bob
by robert12
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Knight and 3 saddles crest
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: Knight and 3 saddles crest

A larger pic,
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by robert12
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Knight and 3 saddles crest
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Knight and 3 saddles crest

I have an interesting crest on a table spoon by Peter & William Bateman 1806.
Any help appreciated on this one that I have not come across before.
Thanks. Bob
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by robert12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Identifying STERLING marks
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Identifying STERLING marks

This is Scottish by Robert Allison with Edinburgh hallmarks, I cannot make out the date letter, his maker mark was registered there from 1954.
A typical example of his work along with Scottish brooches and kilt pins etc.
Robert
by robert12
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??
Replies: 8
Views: 3858

Re: PRETTY SURE THIS IS SILVERPLATE BUT AGE AND COUNTRY ??

I have a heavy serving spoon with "zilfa pleet" and 90 which I take to be the thickness of the silver applied. If you type in "zilfa pleet 90" on Google you will find some images with your same animal among them. I am no expert on Dutch silver plate but these marks seem to point ...
by robert12
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Belgian pierced tongs
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Re: Belgian pierced tongs

I did not notice the letter A for Brussels at all.
Thanks for pointing all the relevant facts out.
Bob
by robert12
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Belgian pierced tongs
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Re: Belgian pierced tongs

Thanks very much for all the detailed information.
Glad I picked these tongs up even with all the work I put fellow members through.
I am pleased to have got the "Belgium" bit right if nothing else.
Bob
by robert12
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Belgian pierced tongs
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Re: Belgian pierced tongs

Hi Peter,
I understand now, I did not realise how complicated the continental hallmarking system could be.
What an interesting life these tongs have had, a very nice set and well worth the trouble of seeking answers.
Thanks for all the information.
Bob
by robert12
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Belgian pierced tongs
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Re: Belgian pierced tongs

Thank you for your help Peter. If Deshorgnies was the maker which does seem likely by your comments what date could these be judging by his working period ? What puzzles me is the import mark, why use it if they were probably made in Mons, Belgium anyway ? Unless of course he just imported them to b...
by robert12
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Belgian pierced tongs
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Re: Belgian pierced tongs

Thanks for the link information from the previous posts but some images are not available now. It seems these tongs were assayed in Luik/Leige, Belgium with the official stamp D. Number 2 flanked by Laurel for .833 silver grade with Hand & Rod to guarantee the assay. Not sure of a date for these...
by robert12
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Belgian pierced tongs
Replies: 14
Views: 3188

Belgian pierced tongs

This pretty pair of pierced and decorated tongs I take to be Belgian but help needed for further attribution please. Bob http://i67.tinypic.com/2uf55bd.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/23lb5ls.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/21n4pdz.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2r4obhd.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2wexy0k.jpg
by robert12
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maltese Silverware
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

Re: Maltese Silverware

Thanks for the information John,
I will look out for the book you mention.

Bob
by robert12
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Hallmarks and Makers Photo Request
Replies: 27
Views: 32185

Re: Exeter Hallmarks and Makers Photo Request

New set of pics for Edward Byne Exeter
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by robert12
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maltese Silverware
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

Maltese Silverware

I have just got this teaspoon dated 1853. Maker GT with a crown above and maybe a fish under ? Please move to another forum if you wish. Any ideas appreciated. Bob https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/2016-12-16%2014.05.21.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/2016-12-16%2014.08.1...
by robert12
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 6
Views: 4863

Re: Cork John Warner IW

A goose egg cup is the most likely attribution for this item.
I did think it was perhaps not the best shape for drinking from.
Thanks for your help.
Bob
by robert12
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 6
Views: 4863

Re: Cork John Warner IW

A family member, a retired silversmith thinks that this item is more likely a Goose egg cup than a goblet. The top lip is folded over which would perhaps not be essential on a goblet but would reinforce the top to hold an egg securely. It measures 6 cm across the top and is nearly 6 cm full depth. (...

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