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by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Who is the maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Who is the maker?

Hello, with these provincial marks there is often not a lot to go on, but elsewhere on our site the "AM" with a "thistle" also has been suggested as the mark of Alexander Mollison. He was based at Aberdeen. Unfortunately we have not got a convenient version of "Aberdeen"...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Hallmark Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Hallmark Identification

Hello, nice marks , nice information. We do have an image of George Bott Dunn's mark in the "Old Sheffield Plate" section of Our website. Also there is an image of a mark of Joseph Gibbs of Birmingham featuring a Staffordshire knot listed. I also was concerned about the "Gibb "sp...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: HCG with Pseudo British Hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: HCG with Pseudo British Hallmarks

Thank you Trev, you are a bright Chinese lantern casting light on confusion. Thinking about these changed spellings of names though, it should not be unexpected. We had early 19th century Europeans translating names from a totally different written and no doubt a differently spoken language.

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by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Toast Rack
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Silverplate Toast Rack

Hello Bugguy, if you checked the reference that AG2012 had linked to Deykin & Sons, you would have seen the mark of the later concern of Deykin & Harrison. I did wonder if the last gothic letter was in fact the "H" for Harrison and not the "S" of the earlier concern. It i...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: HCG with Pseudo British Hallmarks
Replies: 2
Views: 358

HCG with Pseudo British Hallmarks

Hello, I wondered if some members of the Forum would like to see my recently acquired, probable salt spoon. It is 11 cms long (4 inches and a bit) and has a clear set of interesting pseudo hallmarks on the finial. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50786809642_eb822f05e8_c.jpg Looking around on the...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Help with identification

Thank you Todd, as you suggested, your marks look a good match to ones in the composite image.
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by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Thomas Robinson I - A Not Often Seen Maker
Replies: 2
Views: 7514

Re: Thomas Robinson I - A Not Often Seen Maker

Hello I thought I could add a couple of images to this post about this Gateshead based silversmith who only needed a quick hop across the river Tyne to the Northern, Newcastle bank to have his work assayed. Surprisingly, looking at Dognose's 1400 ozs silver assayed figure, he didn't seem to have gon...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Tea pot marks help to identify
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Tea pot marks help to identify

Hello Becky, if you are still there? Welcome to the Forum. Your post has had nearly 400 views but maybe the diminutive photo has stiffled replies. Even looking at it on the hosting site (a step that a lot of Forum members are worried about doing), did not make the marks much clearer. Bravely, I look...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Help with identification

Hello again Todd, sorry, I was interrupted yesterday (by a hot meal) and was unable to expand on my answer. The surname "Harwood" is well known in the electroplate world and from an early time. "Thomas Harwood", also from Birmingham, is perhaps best known and our Forum main websi...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Help with identification

Hello, welcome to the forum. I will start you off with the name "Harwood" for the maker's mark. Without a picture of all the marks together, a slightly more distant view, I will have a little guess that it is an item with marks attributed to "Henry Millington Harwood" of Birmingh...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Silverplated?
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Silverplated?

Hello Per, we see no silver guarantee mark and no fineness mark so most likely to be a silver plated items. Confirming Dognose's identification of the maker, the "silvercollection.it" has the manufacturers mark "HRS&Co", the same lettering that is on your items, also listed a...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The English Provincial Trade - Yorkshire (Not Sheffield or York)
Replies: 69
Views: 15067

Re: The English Provincial Trade - Yorkshire (Not Sheffield or York)

Henry Lee, H. Lee & Sons 69 & 70 Charles Street, Hull From 1892 Hull Trades and Professions by Street and by Surname. Referenced as "Lee Henry", watchmaker at 69 & 70 Charles Street and "Lee Henry", watchmaker & jeweller, 69 & 70 Charles Street The photos are ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Pewter jug (Jarra de estaño o peltre)
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Pewter jug (Jarra de estaño o peltre)

Hello Funkel, the V and R on those official marks, mentioned by Dognose, indicate "in the reign of Queen Victoria". The "R" is for Regina, derived from Latin, and an equivalent to the Spanish "Reina".
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by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Makers Mark ID on Ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 7855

Re: Makers Mark ID on Ladle

Hello again, I was looking at another Dutch spoon on line recently and thought the maker's mark "HT" under a "spoon" seemed familiar. It brought me back to this post on the "Tarner" family silversmithing concern. I noted the the image, previously uploaded by myself, of ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spoon circa 1900
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Dutch Spoon circa 1900

Thank you Peter for your quick "added value" response to my query.
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by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spoon circa 1900
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Dutch Spoon circa 1900

Hello Dutch section again. I just bought myself another Dutch spoon, and not by accident. It is 12 cms long and maybe has some "art nouveaux" type patterning on its front. Importantly it has reasonably crisp hallmarks and an edit of them is shown in my 2nd photo. https://live.staticflickr....
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Marks J.L.H
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Marks J.L.H

Hello, your photo lacks some crispness in the lettering. Is it definitely "JLH"? is the lower lettering "EPC"? If so possibly electroplate on copper. I wondered if the the "H" could be "LTD" in which case James Lodge of Sheffield could be considered. Lets hope...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Cerita ( 1900-1910) silver plates spoon and fork
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: Cerita ( 1900-1910) silver plates spoon and fork

Hello, this spoon would appear to me to be just right for breakfast porridge. It is said to be 16 centimetres long . https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50525721997_8a47ae4bc0_b.jpg Interesting patent date "Jan 02" agreeing with "Dragonflywink's" statement but also there is a pic...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: A Forgotten York Silversmith
Replies: 11
Views: 20423

Re: A Forgotten York Silversmith

Well its the "bus" company again. One doesn't come along for years and then two come along one after the other. Teaspoon on the front this time but same number, Sheffield 1823.

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by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown Marks
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Unknown Marks

Hello Mithrur, welcome to the forum. Also thank you for the crisp images you uploaded. The image that could give you an idea of the fork's maker is the mark halfway down its stem. The marks on the finial back of the fork are basically pseudo or false hallmarks to imitate real silver cutlery. The GS ...

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