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by robert12
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: JT maker mark only
Replies: 7
Views: 3435

Re: JT maker mark only

It looks probable that this might be my first Csoe item then.
Although not an exact match and allowing for wear of the punch
I have not found anything else that is nearer. Thanks for the link.
Perhaps an expert on crests can place the area of origin. Bob
by robert12
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: JT maker mark only
Replies: 7
Views: 3435

Re: JT maker mark only

Thanks for info. I wonder if the crest is seen on other items from the Cape to help pinpoint origin? I know there is a JT silversmith from Ayr/Arbroath but cannot find a decent mark for comparison. I also think maybe they are too short for Scottish. Is John Townsend the same perdon as the Dublin men...
by robert12
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: JT maker mark only
Replies: 7
Views: 3435

JT maker mark only

Hi,
Help needed with this pair of tongs
A short pair at 11 cm and a weight of 28 gr
Only 2 maker marks of a deeply struck JT
Think maybe Cape but suggestions welcome.
I would have thought maybe Scottish if longer
https://db.tt/dxVVbAhT
https://db.tt/uNoHgXur
https://db.tt/0ZPyn66w

Thanks Bob
by robert12
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: unknown mark from late 18th century
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: unknown mark from late 18th century

Hi Ringo

In my old Poincons d'Argent on page 55 there are some very similar looking marks
from Grosswardein circa 1800 under the Austria/Hungary section.
May be your answer although slightly different surround to the marks.

Bob
by robert12
Sat May 24, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial marks?
Replies: 12
Views: 9086

Re: Provincial marks?

Hi, pleased to throw a bit more light on this set of marks. I gave a copy of these marks to Estelle Quick recently and said feel free to share with Colin.T.Fraser the expert in this field if he wishes to view them. Perhaps the puzzle will be solved. Still in my unsubscribed box. With a few others ! ...
by robert12
Sat May 24, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial marks?
Replies: 12
Views: 9086

other examples

Hi all, just to add to the mix. I have got 2 table spoons with these marks for comparison. An interesting variation of marks on heavy and well made spoons. https://db.tt/vMcPK9aD https://db.tt/kAgdHozb https://db.tt/LX4RnUIS Estelle Quick the silver expert at Tain Museum had not seen the backwards S...
by robert12
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Mini tongs "Head" maker mark ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Mini tongs "Head" maker mark ?

Hi,
thanks to both Warren & Cheryl for their input.
Always a big plus to ascertain a definite maker etc.
Am looking at this US era with interest now.
Some really nice items out there.

Bob
by robert12
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Mini tongs "Head" maker mark ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Mini tongs "Head" maker mark ?

Hi Cheryl.
Thanks for the info,
Nice to get a definite attribution.
This is out of my usual collecting zone.
They are a lovely item,what would they be used
to serve? Look too small for Asparagus.

Bob
by robert12
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Mini tongs "Head" maker mark ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Mini tongs "Head" maker mark ?

Hi, Help needed with maker on these pretty little serving tongs 12 cm long. Think maybe USA as a couple of items bought with them are and a family collection Thought maybe International Silver Co but the maker mark not quite the same as examples I have seen. https://db.tt/KZZ2pBRR https://db.tt/iXhx...
by robert12
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Bird of Prey Crest - Dread God
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Re: Bird of Prey Crest - Dread God

Sorry meant to be circa 1745
Bob
by robert12
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Bird of Prey Crest - Dread God
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Re: Bird of Prey Crest - Dread God

Hi Trevor,

for comparison with your spoon,here is a later version of the Munro Crest,
on a Hugh Ross serving spoon circa 1775 from Tain.
This also has a letter M under the crest, presumably for Munro.
https://db.tt/efAxsypt


Bob
by robert12
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Bare chested man with tree
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Re: Bare chested man with tree

Hi,
just back from hols and viewed posts.
Thanks for your input and possibilities suggested.
I also feel the family name is probably Wood or a variation, eg Woodsman etc
Perhaps the family crest is no longer in use but a shame if not rediscovered.
Keep up the research.


Robert
by robert12
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Bare chested man with tree
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Bare chested man with tree

Hi help needed please on this fabulous crest On a set of 6 teaspoons with strong Cork connections. These 2 by Terry & Williams with others by Solomon and Garde They also have a letter W on the heel of each. https://db.tt/Phl7sryV https://db.tt/4Qg2JuFv https://db.tt/WZZiNY7d https://db.tt/Q1tvX6...
by robert12
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Fochabers ? teaspoon
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

Re: Fochabers ? teaspoon

Hi Trev,
Perhaps JM just added his marks on a spoon
already made by the mystery JS
and not necessarily in a partnership.
Easy enough to just stamp each side.

Bob
by robert12
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Fochabers ? teaspoon
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

Re: Fochabers ? teaspoon

Hi Trev.
Interesting theory.
Are you happy enough with the JM stamp being James Morrison ?

Thanks, Bob
by robert12
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Fochabers ? teaspoon
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

Fochabers ? teaspoon

Hi,
help needed on this mark please.
I know of the JM at Fochabers but the JS is the problem.
Any ideas welcome.
https://db.tt/JwrnqgPt
https://db.tt/neACepC0

Thanks Robert
by robert12
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Help with maker of a shell back spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

Re: Help with maker of a shell back spoon

Hi,
There is a LB mark on the silvermakersmarks website (London makers) for Louis Black which is very similar Reg 1756+ 1761,
this mark has been seen on a spoon.It looks like may be the same allowing for the re-shaping or punch wear.
No idea for the second mark though.

Robert
by robert12
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

Re: C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?

Hi Maurice,
I do agree the CS mark is similar but was hoping for a definite attribution,
Its frustrating that on such a well struck item no one has names to fit the marks.
Thanks for the input though, much appreciated.
Robert
by robert12
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

Re: C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?

Hi Maurice, I did look at the mark you referred to and agree it is similar but I think the "C" is a lot narrower near the ends and the "S" looks almost square in the top left hand side on their mark, not yet convinced, perhaps the F-R mark may help throw some light on this one. N...
by robert12
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

Re: C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?

Hi Maurice, I have looked at the link you gave, The CS mark looks similar but a poor match and I feel the maker (1874) is not early enough,its strange to have 2 x CS marks,one with pellets and one without. I would place the spoon circa 1800. I hoped maybe Scottish though as the spoon was part of a s...

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