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by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?
Replies: 36
Views: 6215

Re: S. Stroganov Curious Detail?

.... or on the IBB site click on "Embed Codes" and the relevant IMG code will be revealed as "BBCode".

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: William James Holmes brooch?
Replies: 2
Views: 4879

Re: William James Holmes brooch?

You are correct in identifying the hallmark date as 1893 (or more correctly 1893/94 as the hallmark year began during the calendar year) and, in addition the design registration date is 1894. I suspect that you may have found the 1897 date at http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Birmingham-WH-W...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver snuff box?
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

Re: Silver snuff box?

The maker will be WE as there are no known VE makers. Unfortunately there are 3 apparently identical WE marks to choose from: - William Eaton, registered as a plateworker in 1813, died 1845, but mainly known for flatware - William Edwards, registered as a smallworker 1800 & 1809; later marks wit...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Birmingham maker RR - 1929 (??)
Replies: 6
Views: 2768

Re: Birmingham maker RR - 1929 (??)

I can confirm that the assay year is 1929/30 and that we can definitely rule out Richard Rew, Richard Rugg and Robert Rutland who were all London-based and working at a completely different time. There is no published evidence that the Sheffield manufacturer Richard Richardson used the Birmingham As...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

Re: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.

I do not think that this sort of decoration was done on family silver. It is much more likely to have been aimed at the up-and-coming middle classes who wanted to make a statement about their new-found prosperity. We often see that the "pairs", although having the same decoration, have com...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: White & Hawkins Birmingham Pls Help ID Pattern frm 1922 Wedding Gift
Replies: 2
Views: 2662

Re: White & Hawkins Birmingham Pls Help ID Pattern frm 1922 Wedding Gift

Hi and welcome to the forum. This pattern is normally known as Old English here in the UK. The manufacturer is actually Walker & Hall Ltd of Sheffield. The material is electroplate on a base metal, probably nickel silver. The A1 mark is the manufacturer's estimation of plating quality (thickness...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help with marks
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

Re: Need help with marks

Hi and welcome to the forum. I have deleted your other 6 duplicate posts which you have scatter-gunned across various categories. It is only necessary to post one query in a likely category and we moderators can move it as and when necessary. What I can say is that the marks do not appear to be Brit...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: WZ William Zeigler spoons
Replies: 1
Views: 2490

Re: WZ William Zeigler spoons

The marks web site of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh shows this mark as that of William Zeigler I, alias William Douglas Zeigler, born 1769, died 2 May 1850. He is mentioned in the Incoproration's records from 1800 until 1850.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?
Replies: 2
Views: 2030

Re: Strange Markings on a Spoon -- Scottish?

This looks like an Edinburgh mark missing, as you point out, the castle town mark and date letter. Hallmarks with missing components were not unusual at the period this was hallmarked; we can date it approximately by the form of the duty mark and sterling mark to between 1797 and 1805. JG is not kno...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID this footed tray and its maker
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: ID this footed tray and its maker

Hi and welcome to the forum. You didn't have to exhaust yourself on the internet for the maker - just look on our site!: Wallingford Co at https://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_W.html

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: hello. I am interested in any info on James Birchall
Replies: 2
Views: 2363

Re: hello. I am interested in any info on James Birchall

James Thomas Birchall registered several marks at the Chester Assay Office. The first was registered on 31 May 1924 from a business address at 53 Heywood Street, Moss Side, Manchester, with a private address at 83 Heywood Street. He is described as a "Worker in all metals". He registered a...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Identification of year mark
Replies: 5
Views: 4411

Re: Identification of year mark

That's because it's not George John Richards (sorry, I should have picked up your error). George John Richards was not a specialist watchcase maker; this is George Richards, casemaker, of 17 Bridgewater Square, Clerkenwell, who registered this mark in 1823. He was still in business in 1857 when he i...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Identification of year mark
Replies: 5
Views: 4411

Re: Identification of year mark

Hi and welcome to the forum. The date letter "q" is for the assay year 1831/32. The lion is actually a lion passant (walking), not rampant, and has been in use on London hallmarks in various guises since the start of hallmarking; a rampant lion is typically found on Scottish hallmarks. Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu May 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Chester Hallmarks
Topic: Another id , debate on date and maker
Replies: 2
Views: 9414

Re: Another id , debate on date and maker

Not Newcastle at all. It's a relatively early Chester mark with the date letter D for 1842. PL is Patrick Leonard of Salford, Lancashire.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Please help me ID these... I am stumped
Replies: 4
Views: 3006

Re: Please help me ID these... I am stumped

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The marks on your spoons are not silver hallmarks; they are typical of electroplate marks although I am not able to identify them at the moment.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Necklace
Replies: 1
Views: 2912

Re: Silver Necklace

Hi and welcome to the Forum. The following should help you to post your images: How to Add Images Posting Requirements Please embed your images rather than posting links and remember to use the 'Preview' button before submitting your post. If your images don't show up there we won't be able to see t...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat May 25, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Additional Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 2321

Re: Additional Mark

Thanks for the information, Peter. Since its trip to Belgium the spoon has now made its way to Canada. It must have a great story to tell...

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Additional Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 2321

Additional Mark

A correspondent has sent me a query about a London 1803 basting spoon by Eley & Fearn. In addition to the normal hallmark there is another mark. Can anybody suggest its meaning?

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Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri May 24, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: match safe
Replies: 1
Views: 2270

Re: match safe

It's by Streeter & Co Ltd of New Bond Street, London, mark registered 27 July 1899 by Edwin W Streeter, managing director. See also https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi ... 38&t=52163.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with marks
Replies: 6
Views: 5275

Re: Help with marks

This appears to be the pre-1697 London maker's mark of Anthony Nelme. It was also used by his son Francis after the restoration of the sterling silver standard in 1723. The use of three maker's marks is often associated with "duty-dodging", i.e. avoidance of assaying and the associated pay...

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