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by WesternPA
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - Dublin- 18th -19th Century
Replies: 39
Views: 15490

Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - Dublin- 18th -19th Century

Hi Trev,

These date to 1772, so I would have thought they were right in the zone for this style, at least according to Pickford. Do you see this style in the 1750s?

Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - Dublin- 18th -19th Century
Replies: 39
Views: 15490

Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - Dublin- 18th -19th Century

Here you go! The armorial appears to be for a branch of the Mac Sweeney clan, if I have it right. http://i63.tinypic.com/16774ap.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/xmk31j.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/33wtfs0.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2ynqq86.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2my918x.jpg
by WesternPA
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial dessert spoon, JL/JT?
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Provincial dessert spoon, JL/JT?

It actually looks a great deal like one of the marks used by Jacob Schaffer of Washington, PA - I can post an example of that mark if helpful.
by WesternPA
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - Dublin- 18th -19th Century
Replies: 39
Views: 15490

Re: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - Dublin- 18th -19th Century

I thought folks might be interested in picture of David T. Peter's maker's mark with relatively little rubbing. This came off of one of a pair of lovely crested Old English Feather Edge With Shoulders pattern tablespoons hallmarked for 1772. I can post more pictures if anyone has an interest, as it ...
by WesternPA
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial dessert spoon, JL/JT?
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Provincial dessert spoon, JL/JT?

Looks more like a JS.
by WesternPA
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3510

Re: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)

Perhaps a mark used by Edward Simmons of Lockport, NY?

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by WesternPA
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silver, Silverplate or Coin Silver Hallmark P C P
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Re: Silver, Silverplate or Coin Silver Hallmark P C P

If I recall correctly, this is one of the marks used by Peter G. Perdriaux of Philadelphia.
by WesternPA
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with a Provincial (Amiens) Maker's Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Re: Help with a Provincial (Amiens) Maker's Mark?

Here are some pictures of the spoons:

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Thanks!
by WesternPA
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Help with a Provincial (Amiens) Maker's Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Help with a Provincial (Amiens) Maker's Mark?

Hi, A customer of mine purchased a pair of spoons apparently from the Amiens region from me, and I wasn't able to find the maker in Helft or any other reference I have - hoping someone can help out! The maker's mark appears to be LD. These appear to be from the 1819-38 period. Thanks! http://i65.tin...
by WesternPA
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Provincial Mark B&L
Replies: 3
Views: 3342

Re: Unknown Provincial Mark B&L

Does this piece have a monogram? If so, can you provide a picture of it? Thanks!
by WesternPA
Thu May 12, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Need help with a coin silver mark on a spoon T. J. Hemphill
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Need help with a coin silver mark on a spoon T. J. Hemphill

Hi,

Thomas Johnston Hemphill (1812-1878), working in Philadelphia circa 1830s to the 1860s. His mark is not commonly seen, and didn't make it into Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths", which contains his available biographical information.

Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Mon May 09, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Pair of Oar Spoons - just makers mark
Replies: 3
Views: 2211

Re: Pair of Oar Spoons - just makers mark

They're definitely not Scottish, and almost certainly American. I have seen the mark, and will try to track down where.
by WesternPA
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 5461

Re: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon

There was a John Ayers working in Pittsburgh circa 1811-15, first in partnership with Benjamin Kendrick as Kendrick and Ayers circa 1811, and then alone. The spelling of Ayers would have been potentially variable then, and the spoon would belong to that period. Ayers was listed as a silverplater, as...
by WesternPA
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Need help to identify hallmark.
Replies: 6
Views: 2749

Re: Need help to identify hallmark.

The retailer advertised as a jeweler, optician and watchmaker in Minneapolis, MN.

http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/ref/collection/mpls/id/22204
by WesternPA
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Ladle with same mark twice
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: Ladle with same mark twice

Hi,

It appears to be one of the marks given to Samuel Williamson of Philadelphia (working circa 1794-1813), and the style and period of the piece would fit. Catherine Hollan's "Philadelphia Silversmiths" has a picture of the mark.

V/r,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark

Thanks Trev - I should note that a spoon with this mark is in the Winterthur collection, available online. That spoon is a pointed-end, PA style spoon, but that doesn't definitively establish much. It does seem this mystery silversmith might have been around for a decade or more, though!
by WesternPA
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark

Trev,

Are you able to delete the first picture in my initial post, which was of the mark but which got taken over by hackers?

Thanks!
by WesternPA
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark

Looks like TinyPic is not reliable - at least some pictures get taken over by hackers!
by WesternPA
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Coin Silver Soup Ladle w/Very Unusual Mark

Hi, This ladle, circa 1805-30, recently purchased on eBay, has me stumped - it came out of Pinehurst, N.C., but the monogram, midrib and overall feel seem more like inland PA to me. I've not seen a maker's mark quite like this anywhere, certainly not on American silver - and yet I am very confident ...
by WesternPA
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help identify on silver brooch
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Help identify on silver brooch

Given the maker's mark, which is very French in form and style, and the nature of the piece, which seems to be a tourist piece from the Islamic world, I would think Algeria or another former French colony in North Africa or the Middle East would be a strong possibility.

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