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by mk209
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Finnish serving spoons
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Finnish serving spoons

Just thought I'd share these as Finnish items are hard to get hold of, I was lucky enough to find a full set of 6 serving spoons! Based on the thread pattern but with interesting extra design that I haven't seen before. http://i64.tinypic.com/22yr6u.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/e8sen5.jpg http://i65.t...
by mk209
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: RG + Pseudo thistle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: RG + Pseudo thistle?

Thanks for that info Trev it's my first Indian Colonial piece. It was bought for just under it's scrap value as it was dented and bashed but it's tidied up really well so I'm very pleased. If only I could get myself to part with these items I'd be richer but like any collector it's a case of I'd rat...
by mk209
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: RG + Pseudo thistle?
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

RG + Pseudo thistle?

Just an ordinary Georgian dessert spoon typical of the 1790's onwards but with 'RG' and a pseudo thistle, the marks are superbly struck and I really thought I'd seen these marks before but cannot find any reference to them? http://i67.tinypic.com/w6z37r.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/29crklx.jpg Hopeful...
by mk209
Thu May 05, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Approx date for Tiffany & Co baby spoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 1709

Approx date for Tiffany & Co baby spoon?

Just wanted to verify my thoughts as to date of this baby spoon. From the die marking and the addition of a 'C' I would date it to the period of Charles T Cook 1902-1907. From what I've been told that Tiffany would use older dies but add the period director letter as it was too expensive to change d...
by mk209
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter spoon? Unknown maker...
Replies: 3
Views: 7230

Re: Exeter spoon? Unknown maker...

Miles has confirmed it is a new makers mark and said that Peter Flood was not recorded as having bought in any spoons for assay but his name does fit the initials and period of the spoon.

I guess this spoon will be hard to positively attribute for now.
by mk209
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter spoon? Unknown maker...
Replies: 3
Views: 7230

Re: Exeter spoon? Unknown maker...

Thanks Phil, I emailed Miles initially with no picture and he thought maybe it was a worn Richard Ferris mark so now he has pictures to show otherwise.

It's always interesting to find things like this that are not well known.
by mk209
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter spoon? Unknown maker...
Replies: 3
Views: 7230

Exeter spoon? Unknown maker...

I've looked for this maker P.F but cannot find reference to any P.F in Jacksons. This looks like an Exeter teaspoon but any help to identify it would be great thanks.

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Matt.
by mk209
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Norwegian silver spoon - maker help
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Norwegian silver spoon - maker help

Thanks, it seems there's virtually nothing in terms of info anywhere on Johannes Andreas Bjerkan other than as you say he's listed as a silversmith in Bodø. I noticed the 'N' in Bjerkan is backwards on the stamped mark. Not sure on the date of the spoon but it appears he is still on the census in 19...
by mk209
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Norwegian silver spoon - maker help
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Norwegian silver spoon - maker help

Can't find anything on this maker from Bodø 'I.A.BJERKA.....'

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If anyone can help that'd be great.

Thanks, Matt.
by mk209
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Safe Earl association?
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

Safe Earl association?

I've seen quite a few items that have had Earl associations put to them but the Earl's coronet is not present. I have 2 items which have the following crests, is is safe to assume these are 100% to whom I think they once belonged to? http://i67.tinypic.com/2akkxnm.jpg Silver plated plate of the exac...
by mk209
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Family crest on bateman 1799 fork
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Family crest on bateman 1799 fork

I can't find this one listed, it's a lizard standing in front of a cross on a 1799 Peter and Anne Bateman dinner fork.

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Any help would be appreciated,

Matt.
by mk209
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Psuedo marks on fork.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Re: Psuedo marks on fork.....

Thanks Trev I did look to the US first as the inscription looked typically American but the pseudo marks were different to what was listed for Baldwin Gardiner but there's never any comprehensive list of marks for that era. Sadly the person wanted too much so no purchase was made. I keep looking tho...
by mk209
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Dessert fork help with unknown marks
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Dessert fork help with unknown marks

Fascinating reading thank you, it's always a joy to find something out of the ordinary as it leads to a whole lot of information gathering and insight. The mark looks very different from what was pictured in the book, are there many examples of this mark known of? I'm glad this fork turned up in the...
by mk209
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Psuedo marks on fork.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Psuedo marks on fork.....

Another one for you knowledgeable folk these are the only pictures I have for now but does anyone know any information about these marks? Looks possibly: B&C, pseudo head, lion facing right and D. It's a Kings pattern variant hourglass shape. http://i66.tinypic.com/8xn1fs.jpg http://i66.tinypic....
by mk209
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Dessert fork help with unknown marks
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Dessert fork help with unknown marks

Am I right in thinking from what I now know that the date range is 1798-1801 because of the 'R' ?
by mk209
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Dessert fork help with unknown marks
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Dessert fork help with unknown marks

Hi Amena I'm really in need of being able to photograph marks better and will get that sorted out soon but here's my best effort today please feel free to ask if any more are needed as you are very welcome.

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Matt
by mk209
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Dessert fork help with unknown marks
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Dessert fork help with unknown marks

Wow thanks Trev! That is quite a surprise and a first for me, really happy! It's things like this that keep me searching and well worth spending the time to find.
by mk209
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Dessert fork help with unknown marks
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Dessert fork help with unknown marks

I acquired this fiddle pattern dessert fork recently it's 925 or higher and weighs around 40g but I'm struggling with the marks. I'm sure I've seen similar marks before but cannot remember where? If anyone can help it'd be great, thanks. http://i67.tinypic.com/1zyj39f.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/30tj...
by mk209
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Dessert spoon with Lion and H.I (or I.H)
Replies: 6
Views: 9387

Re: Dessert spoon with Lion and H.I (or I.H)

Some better pics:

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Matt
by mk209
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Dessert spoon with Lion and H.I (or I.H)
Replies: 6
Views: 9387

Re: Dessert spoon with Lion and H.I (or I.H)

Thank you so much Ben, I overlooked that mark yet it's clearly in Jacksons! I saw some photographs that are 100% Hutchinson (identical to my mark) associated with the cork makers so that kind of threw me off. Is silver by John Hutchinson very hard to find given that his working period was short? Tha...

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