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by mk209
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel
Replies: 4
Views: 3771

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

Despite all sorts of opinions on this from Chinese Export to Scandinavian and a resounding no it cannot be Scottish Provincial I’m certain this is Scottish or at least the silversmith was or apprenticed in Scotland. The workmanship is so close in style to Edinburgh makers of the time (Alexander Hend...
by mk209
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silver spoons- Georgian?-Sterling- J.A.C. hallmarks
Replies: 7
Views: 5562

Re: Silver spoons- Georgian?-Sterling- J.A.C. hallmarks

I’ve seen the same psuedo marks with the lion and sideways ‘C’ with ‘John A Cole’ stamped so it’s a safe bet that’s the maker.

He was working in New York circa 1840-50’s
by mk209
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Help with ID - Dundee Hallmark?
Replies: 1
Views: 3424

Re: Help with ID - Dundee Hallmark?

It’s clear the marks have been overstamped like that to confuse and hide. Possibility of the ’dundee’ mark is James Mills, the ‘E’ looks a little like Edwin Millidge, Edinburgh (similar period). There also looks like a ‘WT’ punch has also been used? Hard to get to the bottom of, needs a few hours wi...
by mk209
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What started your interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 2633

Re: What started your interest?

That should A Savory but cannot edit!
by mk209
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What started your interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 2633

What started your interest?

Mine was finding this silver egg spoon with a metal detector at aged 10 (quite a few decades have since passed!) which I still have in all it’s found dented, scratched condition. J and S savory 1853. It wasn’t for many years did I think I want more silver then it has spiralled out of control into th...
by mk209
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?
Replies: 4
Views: 5496

Re: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?

His marks did incorporate those flourishes or sprays but not seen that particular shaped punch before. Here’s another marrow scoop of his:


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by mk209
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Evans C.Beard with Eagle, rough date?
Replies: 0
Views: 2554

Evans C.Beard with Eagle, rough date?

Does anyone know a rough date for this spoon with the addition of an Eagle mark? I’ve found spoons with his mark but not with the Eagle listed online. It’s a larger teaspoon weighing 21 grams, a really nice spoon. http://i67.tinypic.com/vx0uv4.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/ipxmw1.jpg Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: .......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon
Replies: 3
Views: 2961

Re: .......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon

That’s great! Thankyou both. I don’t get many American spoons so it’s nice to find them here. I also found an Evans C. Beard spoon from Kentucky so the 2 were a great addition to my collection.

Matt.
by mk209
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is JB? Teaspoons
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Re: Who is JB? Teaspoons

These certainly will be not over polished the bright cutting is really something, the effect when they hit the light at different angles is stunning. For me it’s interesting as I’m making spoons now so I’m studying the art of brightwork this pattern of cutting produces such an unusual result.
by mk209
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is JB? Teaspoons
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Re: Who is JB? Teaspoons

That’s superb thankyou! I don’t tend to find much French silver, it’s a shame as I love the 950 standard items they always look so good when clean.

Matt.
by mk209
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Who is JB? Teaspoons
Replies: 4
Views: 2989

Who is JB? Teaspoons

I got these really nice teaspoons they are from France 950 silver. They are marked with a crescent moon over a star on top of JB with another star below. Who is JB and what date roughly are these? http://i68.tinypic.com/102t5pz.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2wd1ytj.jpg Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: .......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon
Replies: 3
Views: 2961

.......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon

I have this American teaspoon I think possibly reads T.Brown. and a word that is unreadable in a second punch possibly ‘coin’? Any help to identify would be great. http://i63.tinypic.com/11qinif.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2z9mtt3.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/r210s8.jpg Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Looking for spoon origin
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

Re: Looking for spoon origin

Hi Martin what’s the back of the spoon like? Also is it a slightly celtic pointed spoon?

Matt.
by mk209
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date

Ok you were all guessing the wrong direction, it’s actually the earliest known bright-cut spoon...... http://i68.tinypic.com/wm1ond.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/vhxnp0.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/52p01.jpg ........well, not really but ok it was made by R.H (unknown) in 1756 but as to why the time was t...
by mk209
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date

@Buckler wrong :-)

Wow that is either my spoon or one from the set! So interested to know the maker and date then it would answer a question about my particular spoon.
by mk209
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date

I would be interested to see a picture if it is exactly the same and know the maker and date. It will explain a little about my spoon.

Matt
by mk209
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date

No it doesn’t date to that period, yes you are right about the style and period but this spoon is a little surprising hence the quiz.
by mk209
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date

Following on from Bucklers quiz it’s time to guess the date of this tablespoon. I’ll reveal the hallmarks after.

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Matt.
by mk209
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 17th century Norwegian spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 3806

17th century Norwegian spoon?

This one is out of my comfort zone of knowledge but any help would be great to know age and possibilties of where it comes from? I hope it’s the real deal! http://i67.tinypic.com/m90sh5.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/29dtv6w.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2m5ypa9.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/wludue.jpg http:/...
by mk209
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Psuedo marks and WN
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Re: Psuedo marks and WN

Same worn punchmark on an 1817 spoon, can now only assume this ladle to have been made by William Nixon.

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