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by mk209
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Unknown CC maker
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Unknown CC maker

On first sight it looked Danish to me. Maybe just the angles of the photographs and often Danish items are marked twice. Not saying it is but first impressions....

Matt.
by mk209
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Genuine or pseudo marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

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by mk209
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Genuine or pseudo marks?
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: Genuine or pseudo marks?

Aha more of these marks......I have 3 tablespoons here with identical marks. Still no idea but North American is most likely.

Matt.
by mk209
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?

Wow thanks Trev that’s superb info! As far as I could make out she exhibited for the Elam arts school in Auckland in 1912 so that’s why I was on the NZ path. Maybe she studied there?

I love these items they lead to research and peoples lives, it’s so interesting.
by mk209
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?

Looking at the name it does look like it reads ‘Kit Turner’
by mk209
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?

Interesting many thanks. I’ve had a search but can’t find much on Kit Turner only the mention about the Arts and Crafts club in 1912. Really hope I can find out more.

My first piece of New Zealand silver so pleased to get this.
by mk209
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

New Zealand, Australian silver spoon?

This spoon I paid way more than I would usually pay for a teaspoon but had a feeling it might be interesting. It’s marked STG SILV 1’ KM Turner? The bowl has the hammer marks left. Maybe this time my buy isn’t anything but a modern tourist piece? I was thinking possibly it dates to the 1920’s and is...
by mk209
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Heraldic crown identification on French cutlery

I have a set of French Queens pattern cutlery by Francois-Dominique Naudin who was a very fine Parisian silversmith. Tzar Alexander II owned Queens pattern cutlery by Naudin. Flatware from Naudin's shop would often accompany important services created by Napoleon's imperial silversmith Jean-Baptiste...
by mk209
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unascribed Wessex trefid spoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Unascribed Wessex trefid spoon?

I have this trefid spoon that has the same mark in Jackson’s in the Wessex unascribed section. Jackson’s shows a seal top spoon of Circa 1640. My spoon has an etched date of 1687. The silversmith DR must of had a reasonably long career if my spoon is of the etched date? I’m surprised if this is the ...
by mk209
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Another Scottish Tinker teaspoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Another Scottish Tinker teaspoon?

Here’s another teaspoon from the same source (originally part of a collection of Scottish Provincial spoons) Obviously there’s no certainty in it being Scottish but a very interesting spoon marked HS or SH and Tinkers marks. Owners initials engraved MAH. https://i.postimg.cc/htRX22Sg/1833-E14-B-AC7-...
by mk209
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: AMP INS mark on teaspoon
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: AMP INS mark on teaspoon

Great spoon. As to Richards book it is collated information from auctioneers and the likes so some of the attributions are out of date and some simply don’t stand up to scrutiny. It’s a hard subject Scottish Provincial as there’s a lack of information anywhere. Really interested to see that photo of...
by mk209
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

Re: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark

These are the only ones I have on my phone can take more in daylight sometime. https://i.postimg.cc/nzRKxmQc/22-BAB2-C1-EB43-472-F-B3-BC-F9-F8-DB78-DB0-D.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qqW8hdLP/35-CA2-EC8-6-C98-41-A8-A8-E9-FA7-AAF24-E7-BB.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/T2sjHr6t/C888-D54-E-4-B4-F-4-D59-8008-F462...
by mk209
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

Re: Scottish provincial? WN anchor mark

Just an update to these spoons, they were originally part of a set of 6 teaspoons bought from a family who owned them, 3 were marked like this and 3 were marked for Edinburgh. Really good to hear where they came from but really wish the set had stayed together for evidence. I really feel these are S...
by mk209
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HR + Tinkers marks? unknown spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 903

HR + Tinkers marks? unknown spoon

Another fiddle pattern teaspoon, there seems to be a sudden surge of unknowns lately with most turning out to be North American but not sure on this one. Nothing diagnostic in the way it’s made and quite ordinary at 14g. It has RW script initials. https://i.postimg.cc/Sx83kxMH/C291-ECAE-552-A-4-A46-...
by mk209
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

It did cross my mind that these are some kind of birds.

Still no further on in finding out where it comes from but maybe something info will turn up at some point.
by mk209
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Double duty mark mystery maker.....
Replies: 3
Views: 5480

Re: Double duty mark mystery maker.....

....also the fact that it is top marked tends to lend theory it is a later spoon, an odd one for sure.
by mk209
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Double duty mark mystery maker.....
Replies: 3
Views: 5480

Double duty mark mystery maker.....

It was great to be able to buy this teaspoons and get the chance to study it as it’s clearly from 1797 with the double duty mark but who is I.C? https://i.postimg.cc/fbhh8P4T/49-E84048-F33-F-4-AB0-A58-B-3-C1-EB716-B781.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hGbR60g8/B8-F193-BC-7-DD2-4032-B247-9-C737429-C6-CD.jpg ...
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Teaspoon marked IS Q IS

Ah that’s great, thanks Trev. My thinking was correct. This seems to be a grouping of North American silver then.
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

Thanks Trev, I have no idea what it’s supposed to be, really strange marks.
by mk209
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Butter knife pseudo marks F.B and H
Replies: 0
Views: 2383

Butter knife pseudo marks F.B and H

Really nice fiddle pattern butter knife but again no idea where it’s from. Nice pseudo lion and duty stamp. The H is odd but maybe H is for Halifax? Maker is F.B. This was purchased along with the other 2 teaspoons see posts. https://i.postimg.cc/9QscxgQH/23-BC2777-F94-B-4-B9-A-9-FDF-4-DC50-E36-BC47...

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