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by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: HP&C example Lion Passant Facing Right
Replies: 2
Views: 8360

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: 4183

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: 819

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: 3856

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: 585

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: 6837

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: 5099

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: 1109

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: 780

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: 780

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: 4340

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...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd is who?
Replies: 9
Views: 9925

Re: Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd is who?

Hello again, sorry for the previous image losses. I have still been keeping a folder of "broad arrow" makers and have some more images pertaining to Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd. I have recently bought a 1950 Dawson Electroplated item and the images show 3 versions of their maker's mark on Army...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS

Hello, I just go hold of a small, possible, hors d’oeuvres fork made in EPNS material. It is less than 9 centimeters long and no doubt was an Australia “souvenir” item as its finial carries an embossed image of the island of Tasmania. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48891340083_4c4e2b79de_z.jpg ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Zeewo mark, Zee Wo Goblet?
Replies: 0
Views: 2119

Zeewo mark, Zee Wo Goblet?

Hello, it seems I have to ask question on a section of the Forum I have not tried before. A few weekends ago I was picking around on one of the bric a brac stalls at my local market and I came across the mini “goblet” pictured below. I turned it over to look at its base fully expecting to read “EPNS...
by Essexboy Fisher
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Possibly silver plated compote.
Replies: 5
Views: 2548

Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Hello, I was recently turning over a few items at a small auction and managed to snap a photo of another set of “Topazio” marks. Additionally I have incorporated “Paulh’s” compote mark in an image with my mark for a comparison. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48865235773_7080fc1a5c_b.jpg https:/...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri May 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 6467

Re: Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?

Thank you Blakstone for your full reply. My slow response was the result of trying to get some crisper photos of the marks. That which I have failed to do yet.
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by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Makers Mark ID on Ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 7732

Re: Makers Mark ID on Ladle

Hello, I hope this set of spoon marks I noted might be the "Daddy" and a useful addition to this post.

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I think the year is 1860 but the City letter is unclear.
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by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 6467

Small Spoon Crab Guarantee & Butterfly Mark?

Hello back to France. I just bought this very small spoon that I assume is a condiment spoon. If English, I would have called it a salt spoon but I am hoping for the forum to tell me a lot more about French hallmarking with this mini item. It is 9 centimetres long and the 5 hallmarks it carries is d...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?
Replies: 7
Views: 5039

Re: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?

Thank you Trev for filling in with more information. While I was doing the research I wondered about this tranformation of watchmakers and jewellers into opticians. Was it that the the formers metal skills were already being used to repair and make specticle frames, meaning testing eyes was the obvi...
by Essexboy Fisher
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: British Additional Marks
Replies: 67
Views: 39367

Re: British Additional Marks

J.Birdsall Skipton (Part 2). I recently came across a hallmarked silver spoon with an interesting marking relating to a likely retailer. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg The set of hallmarks indicate this spoon was made in Sheffield by “John Round & S...

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