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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: 3646

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: 3646

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: 3646

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: 1556

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.
by WesternPA
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Re: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D

Hi,

Thanks! It would be great to solve this one, but I suppose there are a number of marks that just can't be firmly attributed at this point.
by WesternPA
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Mystery American or Provincial Spoon Circa 1785 - Marked B:D

Hello,

I haven't had any success tracking down this mark, which is fairly distinctive - not certain if it is even and American spoon at this point! Would appreciate any help on this one.

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Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Mark on German Arts and Crafts Silver and Coral Brooch
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

Mark on German Arts and Crafts Silver and Coral Brooch

Hi,

I am stumped on where to even look for information on the maker of this brooch, or how to describe the mark - any help would be appreciated!

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Best,
WesternPA
by WesternPA
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Sauce ladle with conjoined TC or CT
Replies: 3
Views: 2834

Re: Sauce ladle with conjoined TC or CT

Has Scottish been ruled out?
by WesternPA
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL
Replies: 5
Views: 2842

Re: Coin silver teaspoon - G.RUSSELL

This is definitely the George Russell from Philadelphia; there are many examples of later Philadelphia spoons in earlier styles, made either to replace lost or damaged spoons from earlier sets, or made in an "antique" style to suit the tastes of a client. Moreover, the die for Russell's ma...
by WesternPA
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807

Hi,

Thank you so much! For some reason I didn't get notification of a reply - hence my lateness.

Much appreciated!
by WesternPA
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Maker's Mark - SWS - Piece Made in Sweden Circa 1807

Hi, I am hoping for help on this one, as I do not have many good references for Swedish silver - I have a pierced Swedish mustard or similar jar with a handle and removable lid, and the base and the lid are each marked with four marks (badly photographed here). One is the maker's mark, SWS, and the ...
by WesternPA
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help Identifying Hallmark
Replies: 10
Views: 4509

Re: Help Identifying Hallmark

By the way, the stamped initials (the "S" and "F" and any similar stamped letters) would be for the owner, and the stars between are merely decorative. The other marks are true French hallmarks.
by WesternPA
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help Identifying Hallmark
Replies: 10
Views: 4509

Re: Help Identifying Hallmark

Hi,

The marks appear to be pre-Revolutionary (pre-1789) French. I will check my references to see what city or jurisdiction might be a good candidate.

Cheers!
by WesternPA
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope

Hi Trev,

Can you recommend any particular references that show pictures of these armorials? I am struggling with the proper terminology. Thanks for the leads on the knot!
by WesternPA
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Georgian English Armorial - Entwined Rope

Hello, I wondered if anyone is able to identify this armorial of two pieces of rope entwined - it is engraved upon an early 19th Century stuffing spoon hallmarked for London. It seems an unusual choice! http://i62.tinypic.com/2mqvzbm.jpg (admin photo edit - images too large - link only - see Posting...
by WesternPA
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Re: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O

Thanks - that seems like a good candidate!
by WesternPA
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Coin Silver Spoon Circa 1790-1810, Marked G&O

This teaspoon seems like it might be a New York or Pennsylvania piece, but I really have no leads, even with the fairly uncommon initials. Am I missing the obvious? Thanks!

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by WesternPA
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Possible Provincial?
Replies: 6
Views: 4769

Re: Possible Provincial?

This mark is attributed to Thomas Trotter, silversmith and watchmaker of Charlotte, N.C., on page 175 of "Silversmiths of North Carolina" (1984 edition).
by WesternPA
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: R. T. Reynolds spoons
Replies: 6
Views: 3912

Re: R. T. Reynolds spoons

The Ovid Bee (published in Ovid, Seneca, NY between 1838-1870), had a notice dated May 7, 1851 that talked about Rochester Melodeons (musical instruments), and mentioned that one such instrument has been left at "R. T. Reynolds' Silversmith Shop in this place..." Links below are to a digit...
by WesternPA
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Three Mystery Teasspoons - Three Different Makers
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Three Mystery Teasspoons - Three Different Makers

Hello, I thought I'd seek help with these three, as I've run into a brick wall at this point. Not sure of the origin of any of these spoons, though one has some definite Irish characteristics, and could be Irish Provincial or if American, from Baltimore. Would appreciate any help anyone can offer! F...

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