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by WesternPA
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Unusual Late 18th Century? Scandinavian Tablespoon
Replies: 13
Views: 3729

Re: Unusual Late 18th Century? Scandinavian Tablespoon

Hello All, Thank you very much for the great information! I thought this piece might be from Denmark given the ship-like hallmark, but I lack many of the reference books for that part of the world. This spoon measures about 8 1/2 inches (approximately 21.5 cm) and weighs about 54 grams. I don't know...
by WesternPA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Unusual Late 18th Century? Scandinavian Tablespoon
Replies: 13
Views: 3729

Unusual Late 18th Century? Scandinavian Tablespoon

Hi All, I would really love to know more about this spoon - did a piece like this have a particular name, or purposes? Was it made for certain special occasions, or as a gift? I am not even certain what country it originated from, much less the age or maker. Any information would be interesting! htt...
by WesternPA
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 4 Pictorial Marks on Coin Silver Spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 3207

Re: 4 Pictorial Marks on Coin Silver Spoon

Based on the overall style and shape, this spoon seems to quite possibly be Northern European rather than American, despite the marks.
by WesternPA
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial dessert spoon, JL/JT?
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Re: Provincial dessert spoon, JL/JT?

Actually, I think I may have solved this one - this mark looks like a match for one shown for James Smith (fl. circa 1780 - d. 1828) of Aberdeen (see figure 6 on page 81 of "The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen, by I. E. James).
by WesternPA
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silversmiths & Allied Trades - Dublin- 18th -19th Century
Replies: 40
Views: 16249

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: 40
Views: 16249

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.

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by WesternPA
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial dessert spoon, JL/JT?
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

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: 40
Views: 16249

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: 2504

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: 3738

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: 2287

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: 1301

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: 1301

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: 3545

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: 2178

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: 2371

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: 6598

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: 2958

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: 1620

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: 3650

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!

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