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by robert12
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?
Replies: 6
Views: 2472

C.S. Serving Spoon, Continental?

Hi, Help needed on this large serving/table spoon. This was part of a set with AC Dundee. The spoons matched well and were numbered half like this and half Dundee. I think they are probably not Scottish but as the marks are well struck I hope someone can give a definite attribution. https://db.tt/ky...
by robert12
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: George Murray x 2 marks
Replies: 1
Views: 6561

George Murray x 2 marks

Hi,
I don't know if this a scarce item or not but would like to share it.
The tongs have both George Murray registered marks on these tongs, one on each arm.
Possibly an apprentice mixing up the stamps ?

http://db.tt/dWpVb6UA
http://db.tt/hsOe2Erz
http://db.tt/SegItmRk

Robert12
by robert12
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: JE coin ladle Scottish?
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

Re: JE coin ladle Scottish?

Hi Trev,
I have tried another pic.
No sign of a pellet between letters and still looks like JE.
Hope this is of help.
http://db.tt/m6oYREwq



Cheers Robert12
by robert12
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: JE coin ladle Scottish?
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

JE coin ladle Scottish?

Hi,
any ideas on the maker of this coin ladle?
Thought maybe Erskine but earlier than his active time,
but looks overstruck so any help appreciated.
http://db.tt/gPyFxlVn
http://db.tt/mChcMgtn
http://db.tt/SCAutRLF
http://db.tt/te9BwTJv

Thanks Robert12
by robert12
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Limerick spoon Crest ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1331

Limerick spoon Crest ?

Hi,
I have this William Ward of Limerick Dessert spoon with Dublin assay marks for 1801.
Any ideas on the strange crest ?
Its a new one on me and does not seem to make a very powerful statement.

http://db.tt/jSWPgGQm
http://db.tt/MlRpTgCz
http://db.tt/uhuVNJC8

Cheers Bob
by robert12
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 4227

Re: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?

Hi Ben
Thanks for the input,
perhaps Sheehan was using one of his new stamps over some piece of old stock?
seems a possibility anyway.
Looks like the scroll style mark as you mention but still not 100% certain yet.

Bob
by robert12
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 4227

Re: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?

Its certainly possible that it is over stamped,any ideas on a maker if you ignore
the bits that look like part of a crown and just study the shape of the lettering?

Bob
by robert12
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 4227

Re: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?

Hi,
with the naked eye and under a glass the mark seems like JS or possibly JF
I have loaded 2 more pics to see if any better for definition.
Also turned 1 pic 180deg just in case we are reading upside down.
http://db.tt/KnnOIwYH
http://db.tt/L5NVFnmk

Hope this helps

Cheers Bob
by robert12
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 4227

Re: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?

Hi Trev, My first port of call was the hallmark menu list you refer to. I cannot see who you may be are referring to in the lists of makers. I have gone through both the Cork and Limerick marks by Bowen & O'Brien. I cannot see a mark that is the same or even similar in the outline shape. Cheers ...
by robert12
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?
Replies: 9
Views: 4227

Provincial salt spoon,unknown mark?

Hi
I have this salt spoon of 10 cm long that I need help with.
I have not come across this mark before.
Well struck mark so hopefully someone can determine the maker.
http://db.tt/URbgCMZ3
http://db.tt/DxOUAVA9
http://db.tt/MF6e7qu3
http://db.tt/e2cez6NY

Thanks in advance
Bob
by robert12
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austria/Hungary? tablespoon
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Austria/Hungary? tablespoon

Hi Trev,
thanks for the info,even though it looks like a dead end now.
Its a nice spoon all the same,even if the maker didn't see fit to put his mark on it.

Cheers Bob
by robert12
Tue May 28, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austria/Hungary? tablespoon
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Austria/Hungary? tablespoon

Hi,
By magnifying the mark on my listed pic it looks more like a 4 than an A .
any ideas welcome though.

cheers Bob
by robert12
Tue May 28, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austria/Hungary? tablespoon
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Austria/Hungary? tablespoon

Hi Amena
after straining my eyes through my pocket microscope x 40 magnification,
I feel that it is more likely to be an A as you mentioned rather than a 4
Very hard to make out though.
Perhaps it may help to determine the maker if it is Vienna/Wien

cheers Bob
by robert12
Tue May 28, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austria/Hungary? tablespoon
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Austria/Hungary? tablespoon

Hi, This spoon is 21cm long and weighs 52gr. The mark appears to be Austria Dianakopf mark with a small number 4 to the right hand side. Is this correct ? Any ideas on the maker ? Looks to be TR although poorly stamped. A nicely balanced spoon which has the feel of a lower grade of silver. http://db...
by robert12
Wed May 22, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Augsburg Cake Server Handle ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Augsburg Cake Server Handle ?

Hi Oel,
Thanks for the info,looks likely to be Meissen then,as a strong manufacturing link there.
The item may possibly have been a wedding gift with 2 love birds on the handle.
It may just be the old romantic in me though !

Cheers Bob
by robert12
Tue May 21, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Augsburg Cake Server Handle ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Augsburg Cake Server Handle ?

Hi, I have had this pretty cake server for years,its made by Johann Christoph Drentwett with Augsburg 1761-63 marks. While this is not exactly a silver question,I would like any opinions on the handle. What it is made of and who were the makers? Did Drentwett use a particular manufacturer or were th...
by robert12
Fri May 17, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Scottish Provincial Silversmiths book advice
Replies: 9
Views: 4396

Re: Scottish Provincial Silversmiths book advice

Hi Richard,

looking forward to your new updated version of your directory.
My preference is for option 1.


Cheers Bob
by robert12
Fri May 17, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: RH Unascribed
Replies: 1
Views: 1912

RH Unascribed

Hi, I would like to share this mark with fellow forum members. The fork is from a straight set of 12 and the mark looks from the same group of makers as Fig7 in the back of Richard Turner's Directory of Scottish Provincial book.Although 2 x "b" and only 1 Thistle mark.(Richard's has 1 x &q...
by robert12
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish Provincial Maker - J.P
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

Re: Scottish Provincial Maker - J.P

Hi Trev, I posted a similar item in Scottish Silver on Oct 21st 2012 re J.P marks,that you commented on,perhaps someone with fresh info can throw some light on these strange marks on your nice ladle and my teaspoon. Perhaps the 2 half struck marks are just for the journeyman ? I did see an old aucti...
by robert12
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Odd Scottish J.P marks ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4474

Re: Odd Scottish J.P marks ?

Hi Trev I like your theory of the "V" mark maybe applied at point of sale,maybe in an area where a silversmith is not a guild member. Your example is in an oval though, but still a possibility. Mine could also be a poorly stamped "W" . Two other items that came in the same batch ...

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