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by robert12
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Hallmarks and Makers Photo Request
Replies: 27
Views: 32165

Edward Byne Tongs

Hello Miles, Edward Byne 1802-16 A great set of marks for your research Unusual pointed bowls, perhaps not that popular a shape as he only seems to have made 9 pairs according to the Exeter assay office records. Bob https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/2016-12-09%2014.23.27.jpg https://dl.dr...
by robert12
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 6
Views: 4863

Re: Cork John Warner IW

Thanks for the information links posted. More than happy to think of it as a John Warner goblet, the lack of a pellet just made me wonder if there was another possible provincial smith. Your info seems to rule out John Williams and James Warner by the process of elimination so thank you for that. Th...
by robert12
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Cork John Warner IW
Replies: 6
Views: 4863

Cork John Warner IW

I have this lovely little goblet about 10 cm tall. Marked underneath STERLIN- and IW There is no pellet between letters and the punch is broken above the W Is this John Warner of Cork or maybe another IW silversmith ? Bob https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/cork%20goblet.jpg https://dl.drop...
by robert12
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: J.W mark on teaspoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: J.W mark on teaspoon

Hi,
I think this is James Wright of Perth 1790-1810
This mark can be found in Richard Turners new directory of Scottish marks book, page 85
If you have not got his book try www.silvercollection.it under the Perth section you will find this mark.

Bob
by robert12
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: SLD mark on Trinket Box
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Re: SLD mark on Trinket Box

Hi all, I have had a suggestion from a learned colleague that the box is probably continental with some age and the stone added later, which makes sense as the only part that seems to suggest Scottish is the stone, maybe the stone is a distraction and this should just be viewed and judged as a blank...
by robert12
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying STERLING marks
Replies: 55
Views: 36439

John Warner STERLg Mark

I have just mastered how to load pics so have updated my earlier posting with just a link.
John Warner of Cork and virtually the same mark as the listed William Teulon example.
Robert
Image
by robert12
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: SLD mark on Trinket Box
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

SLD mark on Trinket Box

Hi, Any ideas please on this pretty trinket box of 7cm dia. Only the SLD mark on the base, no marks at all on the removable top. Fairly sure it is of Scottish origins and silver. Robert https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/Trinket%20Box.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/SLD%20...
by robert12
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Sheffield Mark EP&Co
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Re: Sheffield Mark EP&Co

Sorry Phil, I thought I was seeing a letter "S" sideways on. The answer is the same on EP&Co. mentioned on the silvermakersmarks site for a range of items but no attribution to who it might be. Robert
by robert12
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Sheffield Mark EP&Co
Replies: 5
Views: 2714

Re: Sheffield Mark EP&Co

Hi, your dish is Sterling silver, the mark is actually SP&Co a Sheffield maker mark on "www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk" website. Unfortunately there is no maker attributed to the mark there but the mark has been seen on a 1964 dish which ties in with your 1961 dish. Perhaps some other mem...
by robert12
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Identifying STERLING marks
Replies: 55
Views: 36439

Re: Identifying STERLING marks

This Sterling mark for John Warner Cork.
On Hanoverian fork circa 1785
Looks like a shared punch with William Teulon from the earlier listing
Robert12

https://db.tt/Xi6xw8LI
by robert12
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Early silver crucifix ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Early silver crucifix ?

Hi oel , I did look at the mark you refer to earlier but would the number 13 have been applied as well ?
I must admit that Hanau is the most likely attribution for this cross though. Any idea of the age ?
Bob
by robert12
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Early silver crucifix ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Early silver crucifix ?

Hi Trev, hope these pics are ok https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/2015-03-21%2013.20.53.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/2015-03-21%2013.20.21.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67756755/2015-03-21%2013.22.05.jpg
by robert12
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Early silver crucifix ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Early silver crucifix ?

Hi, help needed on this item. It is a large ornate crucifix which has some odd marks on. Letters J.N.R.J which I believe is Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. 7.5 cm high and quite nice quality workmanship Some signs still of gilding https://db.tt/KoxrNxvv https://db.tt/bplbLsiv https://db.tt/LNZ1...
by robert12
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Strange set of marks
Replies: 2
Views: 2207

Re: Strange set of marks

Hi.
Thanks for the information.
I was thinking Scottish mainly due to the wheel and spokes type marks.
It is easy to find similar Cape examples once you know what to hunt for.
Your input is much appreciated.
My second Cape piece recently which is pleasing.
Bob
by robert12
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Strange set of marks
Replies: 2
Views: 2207

Strange set of marks

Hi, Help needed on this strange set of marks on this dessert spoon I have listed them under this forum as similar marks to some other Scottish ones I have. A nice spoon with well struck marks, crest may help an attribution. It looks more like a seabird than a bird of prey to me but ornithology is no...
by robert12
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: OC with another mark.
Replies: 9
Views: 4978

Re: OC with another mark.

Hi Trev & Maurice A pair of Cassidy tongs for comparison to your spoon shell bowl decoration. I make them Dublin 1769 as marks still very crisp. He must have been a very accomplished silversmith judging by the various skills used on this pair. A top quality example, a shame so little is known of...
by robert12
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Tongs strange marks
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Tongs strange marks

Hi Trev, A nice pair of tongs, feel and look as though they have been kicking about a while. A collectable aged pair if nothing else and now in my unconfirmed box. At least the marks are well struck and not rubbed away. You have to give a bit of credit to the maker no matter how dubious his intentio...
by robert12
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Tongs strange marks
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Tongs strange marks

Hi,
these tongs appear to be Georgian period and may be gilded on silverplate or even maybe brass.
Great set of odd marks to determine please.

https://db.tt/AqQbbQdZ
https://db.tt/xWOFumQM

Bob
by robert12
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Wang Hing Export?
Replies: 14
Views: 14977

Re: Wang Hing Export?

Hi Miles, I know it is a while since you posted this topic but I have just got these tongs. They are a typical pair from the Exeter area. A bit light on the weight at 34 gr. Not particularly well made and seem almost pressed out of a sheet judging by the rough unfinished edges on the inside. 14.5 cm...
by robert12
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: JT maker mark only
Replies: 7
Views: 3433

Re: JT maker mark only

Hi Trev, thanks for the crests, The Douglas Crest is certainly very similar. Douglas is also a name that comes up in Cape searches so maybe a good possibility tongs were made for a clan member there. Did the Irish John Townsend die in Ireland or possibly relocate to the Cape ? I don't think his know...

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