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by Jag
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Guessing this is European?
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Guessing this is European?

A pair of spoons with an 800 F.P. mark but not much else to go on. European? http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P8060989_zps5ab71f8b.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P8060987_zps9d5793cf.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P8060991_zp...
by Jag
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Single spoon russian or soviet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Single spoon russian or soviet?

I had a lot of trouble taking pictures of these marks; maybe someone could advise how to clean the piece to try to make the marks easier to see? Looking for date, etc. I assume this is russian/soviet, though not marked with the more typical 84 etc, since it was mixed with a bunch of Soviet silver-pl...
by Jag
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible Kirk Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: Possible Kirk Spoon

There are a lot of different Kirk stamps, and at least two possibilities that are all upper case and incuse. But the letters on all the Kirk stamps I own or could find are spaced much closer together, so its not wholly convincing unless you can find an example of a Kirk stamp with the letter spaced ...
by Jag
Thu May 30, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: IY JY 18th c. ladle Have you seen this mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: IY JY 18th c. ladle Have you seen this mark?

Yes, wrong term, I meant drop. My point is that just because an object seems stylistically to be of a certain age, it may not be. In this case the drop looks more decorative than functional and therefore could be more of an attempt to invoke an earlier style. It could have been a 19th century versio...
by Jag
Wed May 29, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Help with Hermann A Rohs fork
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: Help with Hermann A Rohs fork

If you can't get your image to show, you can at least include a link to it once you load it into tinypic or one of the other photo hosting sites. A quick search for his name found "Herman A Rohs, Cynthiana Kentucky, circa 1870-80" for a sterling silver spoon stamped Sterling along with his...
by Jag
Wed May 29, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: IY JY 18th c. ladle Have you seen this mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: IY JY 18th c. ladle Have you seen this mark?

If you're interested in guesses, I would start by noting that the heel on this spoon looks more decorative than functional. I have a couple 19th century spoon with similar decorative heels. So if I put this ladle in the 19th century, then I would guess James Albert Young (1843-1888 a Providence manu...
by Jag
Fri May 24, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Set of Chinese Silver small Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 2909

Re: Set of Chinese Silver small Plates

Is it possible for Japanese items that are marked jungin to be silverplate? I assumed that the mark was reserved for high purity silver pieces. Is it more complicated than that?
by Jag
Thu May 23, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Ice cream spoons? J.E. Caldwell retailer; possibly Sharp?
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Re: Ice cream spoons? J.E. Caldwell retailer; possibly Sharp

Although it looks strange to us, I think this is a set of teaspoons from a time when teaspoons were meant to be used to stir cream and dissolve sugar and then be discreetly returned to one's saucer. Can you imagine some ruffian licking their teaspoon - oh the horror!
by Jag
Wed May 22, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cup and saucer
Replies: 5
Views: 2944

Re: Cup and saucer

Thank you (and him), the glass liner makes perfect sense. Otherwise it would be far too hard to clean and surely the gilding would have worn away. I don't supposed I'll ever find a liner that fits, but it gives me something (else) to look for.
by Jag
Wed May 22, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: American Hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 2693

Re: American Hallmark

Thanks for asking. The seal actually has an interesting history. It is for the state of Massachusetts, not Boston. Relevant to this site, it was first engraved by Paul Revere in 1780, replacing a different one he had done earlier. Here's a link to how it came about: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/pr...
by Jag
Mon May 20, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: American Hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 2693

Re: American Hallmark

See the previous post in this section titled "Coin w/ Early Mass State Seal Hallmark Motto HELP". This shares the Native American with bow and arrow mark. So it could be an alternate mark for Theophilus Bradbury II. But it could also be an alternate mark for his son Ebenezer Bradbury, or f...
by Jag
Wed May 15, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Asparagus Server? What?
Replies: 8
Views: 3710

Re: Asparagus Server? What?

Ah, thank you! I assumed from the many maker's marks available here on the site that makers marks were always in diamonds. But clearly there are some exceptions. There's always more to learn...
by Jag
Wed May 15, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Salad servers
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: Salad servers

I guess it says something about me that I consider mid-century 1960's to be "pretty modern". The matching bowl would make a nice set. Thanks for the help.
by Jag
Sat May 11, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Asparagus Server? What?
Replies: 8
Views: 3710

Asparagus Server? What?

This is the piece that has me the most confused. First of all, what would this have been used for? Asparagus? Butter? Something else? And what is it made of? The silver handle is pretty clearly marked with a Minerva head. But the gold head piece has a square hallmark on it. If it were a maker's mark...
by Jag
Sat May 11, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Saucer unknown maker?
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Saucer unknown maker?

This saucer looks late 19th century to me. Minerva is pretty clear, but I can't find a maker's mark that matches this one. http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P5110946_zpsa00cb7fe.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P5110947_zps686390f7.jpg
by Jag
Sat May 11, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Salad servers
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Salad servers

These are pretty modern. Marked "France" but also marked Sterling. So maybe the silver tips were added somewhere else? Any ideas what Web means? http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P5110940_zpsa73b3d62.jpg http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad132/4more/Silver/P5110941_zps...
by Jag
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: European marks
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

Re: European marks

Thank you. Then with that info this must have been produced in the 1817-1884 time range.
by Jag
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Re: Egypt

Thank you very much for the reply. Looking around, it seems that this is a Bedouin style bracelet; maybe that is responsible for the low silver content used. Can I ask if you have a source that shows the symbols used for the different cities?
by Jag
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Zebulon Elliott Tablespoon
Replies: 8
Views: 3315

Re: Zebulon Elliott Tablespoon

I would guess the "H" is simply another false hallmark to emulate the British silver marks - this time for year.
by Jag
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: American coin? I'm not sure?
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: American coin? I'm not sure?

Thank you! It's lucky because most of the silver I buy is without any guarantees. But I bought this at a local jeweler who has a small amount of used silver. He vouched for this being silver (and paid a lot more) so I guess I'll return it.

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