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by Essexboy Fisher
Sun May 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hamburg Spoon? "A" On The Door
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Hamburg Spoon? "A" On The Door

Thank you Theoderich for identifying "Johann Jakob Meyer" as the maker of my Hamburg spoon. I think I have an English translation corresponding to the information you have added for us. My quote is from an auction catalogue describing an item made by the "Immanuel Adalbert Notzke"...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri May 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hamburg Spoon? "A" On The Door
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Hamburg Spoon? "A" On The Door

Hello, I saw on line, another spoon that I thought might have a little research in it. I thought it was continental and possibly a pre 1886 Hamburg area spoon. It does have a 1876 "personalisation". At 23 centimetres long I assume it was a server and I hope I am correct posting the spoon p...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The English Provincial Trade - Southern England
Replies: 89
Views: 23072

Re: The English Provincial Trade - Southern England

Trelfers Jewellers, Benjamin Henry Trelfer, Benjamin Trelfer Horsham, West Sussex and Capel in Surrey "Trelfers Jewellers" of Horsham closed in 2019, 138 years after the establishment of the West Sussex/South Surrey business. Below are 2 references covering mainly the later history of the ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The Liverpool, Manchester and Chester Trade - Adverts and Information
Replies: 147
Views: 67840

Re: The Liverpool, Manchester and Chester Trade - Adverts and Information

JOHN R. BUSS & SONS LIMITED 45 Deansgate and Exchange Arcade , 64 & 66 King Street Manchester Hello, a little while ago, in a mixed auction lot, I saw some electroplated spoons with a good set of marks on. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49725653202_36c8e0f4ee_m.jpg “Buss” was a manufact...
by Essexboy Fisher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Replies: 152
Views: 52165

Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

L.Beha & Co Watchmaker & Jeweller. 28 Dunraven Place, Bridgend and 12A Station Road Port Talbot This spoon box seen on line intrigued me. I thought "Beha" was an Interesting surname for a jeweller in Bridgend. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49702431147_771bd059fc_n.jpg I soon ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The Newcastle and North of England Trade - Information, Advertisements, Examples
Replies: 103
Views: 32683

Re: The Newcastle and North of England Trade - Information, Advertisements, Examples

G Wilson Middlegate Penrith – George Wilson watchmaker Appleby The information about this small jeweller and watchmaker concern came mainly from an article from a 1999 edition of the "Cumberland & Westmoreland Herald" George Wilson founded his Penrith business in 1850, but had origina...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: British Retailers mark Walsall
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Re: British Retailers mark Walsall

H.H.Gibson Retailer Pontypridd. I saw this retailers mark shown below recently on line. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49462130107_b1b60e2f3c_n.jpg I thought it could be of interest here or equally in the "Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries" section as Pontypridd is...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: “Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: “Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?

Thank you Traintime, Blakstone and Theodorich for your input to my questions. I have clearer ideas about my spoon now. There is always a problem when there is no indication of first names in the makers marks and particularly so if it is a “common” family name as in this case. I thought that this cou...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: “Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

“Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?

Hello, I just got hold of a teaspoon that appears to be of 12 loth standard. The spoon has the surname “Gottschalk” stamped on it next to the number 12, but also there is extra personalisation featuring the date 1874. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49416476932_f9a27bb113_z.jpg I had a good look...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: HP&C example Lion Passant Facing Right
Replies: 2
Views: 7842

Re: HP&C example Lion Passant Facing Right

Hello, happy new year. It might be a new year but I going for this old subject. Below is a photo of a teaspoon I just got hold of. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49353205017_525d3c3f48_z.jpg It is not a Hampston, Prince and Cattles, but I think it is a Prince and Cattles from 1805. I have added...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: “M” in Australia Sterling silver mark
Replies: 3
Views: 3838

Re: “M” in Australia Sterling silver mark

Hello, I recently saw on line, a boxed set of 6 Arts&Crafts styled spoons, with spoon bowls identical to the bowl of my spoon. I have an image of the box’s silk below and following that are more images of my original spoon. I read the lower left mark as "Hand Work". https://live.static...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Sheffield (?) Pseudos..Crown & More
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: Sheffield (?) Pseudos..Crown & More

Hello, these have got to be pre 1896 British marks. You can find examples at every other auction, where you look at mixed lots of antique cutlery, as I regularly do. The "Americans" would have much less need to display the "crab" like mark that I feel was a pseudo mark designed t...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silversmith Maker Mark ID needed
Replies: 4
Views: 3551

Re: French silversmith Maker Mark ID needed

Hello again, I’ve been brought back to our “French Quarter” by a little spoon I just bought. When I say small I mean small as it is less than 7 centimeters long and I think my images could go with this post. I assume my spoon is a salt spoon and it carries a Minerva mark with a 1 for 950 silver. htt...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Unknown maker
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Unknown maker

Hello “polman” I think you are not on a winner here. “EPNS” the commonest indication of electroplated manufacture and those figural marks, a “cross” and a “cog” are not a lot to go on. Even the 2 figural marks are regularly seen on electroplated wares. Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield used a 6 pointed st...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: British Retailers mark Walsall
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Re: British Retailers mark Walsall

Hello, I am sorry that the “Tinypics” change of conditions has stripped the “Gilbert’s of Coventry&Barrow” bit of this post of its images. I have here an image pertaining to a teaspoon from “Gilbert’s” later history. I have also uploaded the original image from the set of tongs that first sparke...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Anwar & Co 1940 E.P.N.S cruet set
Replies: 3
Views: 4797

Re: Anwar & Co 1940 E.P.N.S cruet set

Hello “Magicbradford”, you are not the only forum member wondering who were “Anwar & Co”. Info is in short supply. “Cagne” asked about an “Anwar” mark on a spoon in 2016, and the reference for the images is below. https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=45978&hilit=anwar The ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS

Hello this is like buses, it seems “Phoenix” marks come along one after the other. I was trawling eBay as I very often do and I found an interesting set of marks stamped on what looks like a salad server. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49050740762_6871084992_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested

Hello again "Hpidaves", I thought I should try to find a bit of evidence for my observation. Below is a type of mark associated to "M.Baum".

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by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested

Hello, marks like those on your knife blade have been suggested for Sheffield's early 20th century "Baum Brothers". The significant mark seems to be the "shield" like mark next to the "BB". It mimics the mark confidently believed to be that of the father "Maurice B...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand
Replies: 5
Views: 3834

Re: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand

I recently saw a “Duchess Plate” spoon on my local market bric-a-brac stall. I did not buy it, thinking, it was a well-identified trademark and kept burrowing through the box for something more interesting. When I got back home I had a quick check on line to confirm my thoughts on “Duchess Plate”. I...

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