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by mk209
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maltese tablespoon marks help
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Maltese tablespoon marks help

I know the maker Geraldo Pace and the Maltese cross but haven’t got reference to the other marks, can anybody tell me what the other marks are? It’s a really nice tablespoon in unworn condition. https://i.postimg.cc/JnmBFCMq/6350-FF73-BEC1-40-DD-9-C98-20-B10-FD4-F060.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gJD6Ft0...
by mk209
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: IG marked teaspoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 380

IG marked teaspoon?

It’s another IG mark but doesn’t seem to be James Gordon of Aberdeen......any ideas? Not convinced the spoon is even Scottish as it has a pointed heel and the way the mark is so close to the finial. Just feels a bit colonial maybe to me. https://i.postimg.cc/jSB8R3wq/1-A2-D4-EB6-AB98-4355-AE7-F-2-D6...
by mk209
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: N.C marked twice
Replies: 2
Views: 210

N.C marked twice

I have 2 teaspoons with N.C struck twice. Is this Nathaniel Coleman? It doesn’t seem to match his punch shape? https://i.postimg.cc/xdYm8tkd/02-B3-B217-5493-4960-B7-C5-3-F4-E15-CB6-C96.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/W4nkkgrw/27-C6-D283-4934-40-D2-BE2-E-91-E974-BF1-F5-C.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Qx21GXh1/EE...
by mk209
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: GF Spoonmaker
Replies: 14
Views: 8370

Re: GF Spoonmaker

Another GF marked item....... A typically Scottish style salt spoon but the silver is unusually soft and bright. I wonder if this made in Tobago? No way of knowing and maybe wishful thinking! https://i.postimg.cc/tgYCMRtG/2-BB7-CBD5-E095-4199-8131-A241-D227-F460.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pd4XbNqh/702...
by mk209
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Norwegian Spoons

It’s not listed in Per Østby’s book on Norwegian marks but there is an A.F Anthonius Frisch - Oslo 1856-1916. His mark is described as ‘A.Frisch’ though. I have seen Norwegian makers use different variations of initials and name.

Example: E.M.B and E.Bjørthseth
by mk209
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Hanoverian tablespoon help....
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Hanoverian tablespoon help....

Thanks again Peter, much appreciated.

I must get a good book on Dutch marks, not that often I get pieces though.

Matt.
by mk209
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle

Thanks guys, I have studied this more closely with a 40x magnifying glass snd yes there is a shadow of the bottom part of the E so it does read ‘JE’ not ‘JF’.

James Erskine it seems to be but not seen this set of marks before. A rather naughty set of marks designed to deceive it seems!

Matt.
by mk209
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Hanoverian tablespoon help....
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Hanoverian tablespoon help....

I wonder if anyone can help with identification of this spoon. It’s outside my knowledge of marks. Would love to know maker, date and where it comes from. https://i.postimg.cc/QdJC57Kv/4530-BB22-A437-4664-BB17-3681-AF65386-E.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8kx7VNVX/75-C54-A64-D4-AA-4-E9-C-8-E99-FA77038-F5-...
by mk209
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker and date help
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Maker and date help

Much appreciated, thanks for your help.

Matt.
by mk209
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker and date help
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Maker and date help

Thanks Peter, I’ve cleaned up the mark now but looks even less like a ‘P’ now?

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by mk209
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Maker and date help
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Maker and date help

A little spoon, very worn. Maker KB and Amsterdam marks but not sure of date or who the maker is? https://i.postimg.cc/90QQqJvP/1-F640650-2571-476-D-9-E92-F16-BDF5118-C0.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5yKN58Vh/9292-D718-518-E-420-E-91-E9-F16-DEAE97550.jpg Not even sure the bowl should be that shape? Looks...
by mk209
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle
Replies: 9
Views: 440

JF, thistle, T and ?.......Toddy ladle

This one has me stumped, it’s not hard given the small library of books I have but still nothing found online either. It’s a toddy ladle with a shell top. Can anybody shed any light on this? https://i.postimg.cc/ncG17DC4/13-B15-CBC-B99-F-4170-9-EE3-9629-A13678-F2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sgf4Jght/96...
by mk209
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Unrecorded Exeter mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Unrecorded Exeter mark

Cannot find reference to this mark anywhere. The spoon is superbly made, one of the best I’ve seen for a while from this period. It’s got a wide finial, finely ribbed. The drop is unusual and reminds me of Jersey/French spoons. It’s assayed Exeter 1739 and the maker is I.S https://i.postimg.cc/6Q1nw...
by mk209
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Rattail teaspoon, French?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Rattail teaspoon, French?

Wow that is a surprise! Thanks Trev. It’s not often I get to find any Maltese silver let alone something that old, really pleased!
by mk209
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Rattail teaspoon, French?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Rattail teaspoon, French?

Trying to identify where this teaspoon is from? It has a small fiddle end and a really heavy bowl making it a little odd. It has a makers mark of MA and has other stamped letters plus the owners initial of M on the other side. https://i.postimg.cc/52Mxm7Rs/04-E25-D87-FC5-E-4-A95-BD7-B-76631-E1-D89-D...
by mk209
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HR + Tinkers marks? unknown spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: HR + Tinkers marks? unknown spoon

This maker and tinkers marks is on the Incorporation of Goldsmiths site so is known but unidentified.
by mk209
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Egyptian fork, what assay office?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Egyptian fork, what assay office?

That’s great, many thanks for your help
by mk209
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Egyptian fork, what assay office?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Egyptian fork, what assay office?

I recently bought this little silver fork I see that it’s 900 silver and dated 1922 but can anyone tell me the assay office? It’s a small fork of only 14cm long, not sure what it would have been used for? Anyway my first piece of Egyptian silver. https://i.postimg.cc/J0G94b3j/8-AE4-DC2-F-91-BF-454-F...
by mk209
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian import mark on English spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Russian import mark on English spoon

Many thanks. It would be great to know the history of this spoon as it ended up back in England but we will never know. All it has is the owners initials of RG.

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by mk209
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian import mark on English spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Russian import mark on English spoon

Hi I decided to buy this as it was interesting. Can anyone tell me more about the Russian import marks? I know 88 is 925 silver and the RT is import but not sure what town this was assayed? The ‘CAT’ letters maybe a company? First time I’ve managed to buy a piece of English silver with Russian impor...

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