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by mk209
Sun May 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Re: Wagner 12 - maker/age help

I’ve collected silver for over 10 years now and I also work with silver and metals. Honestly this spoon was covered in silver plate. I know it doesn’t make sense but this was how it was.

It’s taken lots of polishing to get the plating off.
by mk209
Fri May 03, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Re: Wagner 12 - maker/age help

Sorry I should have been more clear, yes I know it’s silver but it was also silver plated to cover the high copper content. These high copper content spoons were common earlier in Northern Germany/ Danish border towns.
by mk209
Fri May 03, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons
Replies: 7
Views: 7562

Re: IH Joseph Hicks? Bright cut teaspoons

So far we only know of the following marked with IH: 2 Sucket spoons of almost identical appearance 1 set of 6 brightcut teaspoons Both the sucket spoons are marked with a duty mark and a letterbox lion: http://i67.tinypic.com/2v2tje9.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2usztl3.jpg My teaspoons are marked wi...
by mk209
Fri May 03, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Wagner 12 - maker/age help

I’ve had this tablespoon for a long time, when I bought it, it was covered in a poor condition silver plate! After lots and lots of polishing by hand it now looks a lot better. It’s very copper coloured hence it being plated at some point but I think it’s much nicer in it’s original state. As usual ...
by mk209
Fri May 03, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Unusual Transitional Fancy back Spoon
Replies: 13
Views: 9418

Re: Unusual Transitional Fancy back Spoon

Wow I realised when I saw it for sale it was rare but didn’t realise that rare! If only I could part with these things, but alas I’m a collector and much to my wife’s dismay the collection grows continuously.......

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Matt.
by mk209
Thu May 02, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Unusual Transitional Fancy back Spoon
Replies: 13
Views: 9418

Re: Unusual Transitional Fancy back Spoon

Interesting as the earliest this spoon can date from is 1773. An early Eustace piece for sure.

Thanks Trev for the extra info.
by mk209
Thu May 02, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Unusual Transitional Fancy back Spoon
Replies: 13
Views: 9418

Re: Unusual Transitional Fancy back Spoon

Another Thomas Eustace picture back teaspoon spoon:

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It’s a worn ‘I love Liberty’ with bird cage. I’ve not seen many picture backs from Exeter.

Matt.
by mk209
Thu May 02, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help me to identify this spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Re: Help me to identify this spoon

What superb spoon! Really clear marks and in such good condition, a great spoon to have in a collection.

Thanks for showing us.

Matt.
by mk209
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial Unknown Maker
Replies: 19
Views: 14393

Re: Provincial Unknown Maker

Just for comparison a Newcastle mark from a similar period:

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York marks are hard to find......
by mk209
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Thread pattern teaspoon maker help
Replies: 2
Views: 3760

Re: Thread pattern teaspoon maker help

Thanks Trev, I initially thought this spoon was earlier than 1848 but then styles are not always a definite thing to go by.
by mk209
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Thread pattern teaspoon maker help
Replies: 2
Views: 3760

Thread pattern teaspoon maker help

Found this misidentified American spoon, it’s marked with a star, lion and a ‘D’ in a small punch. There’s a few makers that have similar marks but any help would be great to identify maker and rough age. http://i66.tinypic.com/2nbumoh.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/24pkjmf.jpg Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Anyone seen this before?
Replies: 1
Views: 3380

Anyone seen this before?

Just an ordinary Exeter 8g brightcut teaspoon dated 1811 but I have never seen this tiny makers punch mark before. It’s hardly noticeable and measures just under 1mm x 1.8mm, it’s the smallest mark I’ve ever come across on a spoon! Had to use 40x magnification to photograph it. Probably a Richard Fe...
by mk209
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: ‘Petersen’ maker/age help
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: ‘Petersen’ maker/age help

That’s superb, thankyou for your help.
by mk209
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: ‘Petersen’ maker/age help
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

‘Petersen’ maker/age help

I have 2 tablespoons marked 12 loth and with a makers stamp of ‘PETERSEN’ anyone know the maker, also where and when he was working?

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Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another I (Perth?)
Replies: 11
Views: 5364

Re: Another I (Perth?)

It is frustrating at times but eventually you’ll find out. I had one spoon with perfect marks and three years later on here somebody posted a ref to my mark on something else related. That spoon type I’ve seen around the Alps region countries and into Northern countries even to Sweden (similar drops...
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

The father Benjamin Jonas 1767-1846 the Plymouth silversmith is a prime candidate but we don’t know his middle name?
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

Actually there is a third:

Betsy Jacobs - did she try her hand at silversmithing too like her mother?
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

Ok.....we have 2 candidates for this mark: Benjamin Jonas watchmaker of Teignmouth (later registered in Exeter as a silversmith 1848) - Nephew of Benjamin Jonas plymouth silversmith of Plymouth B.L. Joseph formally of Liverpool who married into the Jacobs family, he married Betsy, Miriam Jacobs’s da...
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel
Replies: 4
Views: 3635

Re: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel

You were thinking exactly along the lines of what went I through looking at all angles of where these 2 spoons could come from. I looked at the border too as North England was a possibilty but nothing yet. William Chaffers wrote about a theory of the triple mark associated with the quality of silver...
by mk209
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to ID silver spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 6551

Re: Trying to ID silver spoon

Love the patina on this, was it found in the ground? Really nice spoon

Matt.

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