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by SteveDWollongong
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Is this an antique ... roach clip!?
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Is this an antique ... roach clip!?

I believe it is a part from a table lighter which holds a piece of wadding. This is sits in the container of fluid and is removed and lit by the flame burning on the top of the lighter, then brought up to the cigar/cigarette to light. There is a very similar example of one currently online for sale ...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: What exactly is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: What exactly is this?

The medal depicts more than just the Dundee coat of arms, it is the flag of the Lord Provost(Mayor) of Dundee. I have been unable to find a Dundee Lord Provost by the name of Robert Doyle but I have found a city councillor of that name.... "In May(sic 1967)after the council elections, a new com...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: TH 800 Unknown
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: TH 800 Unknown

Hi Colin, Yes you are correct in your thinking that it is Yogya. The makers mark is well known, but as is still mostly the case, an actual identification hasn't been made. Your mark can found on list of Yogya makers marks in the below link. Click on the blue link "initialen" on the page be...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Unknown Marks WW 800 on Ice Tongs
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Unknown Marks WW 800 on Ice Tongs

I agree with Bahner and am sure this is Yogya silver. Yogya silver is very common here is Australia and there is a known Yogya silver smith with the maker mark of WW but the identity has not been established. Datewise, it is most likely to be mid 1950's through to early 1970's which was the peak per...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 3705

Re: Tasmanian Sargison's-style server: Maker suggestions?

Hi Silverk, You are spot on with your hypothesis. The maker is Margaret Mather and she worked for Sargisons for the length of her entire career between 1947 and 1994. While working for Sargisons she also operated from a home workshop where she manufactured under her own MM mark and is noted for some...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: HELP please with ID
Replies: 4
Views: 6604

Re: HELP please with ID

Hi Terri, Yes, you should describe it it as being German and from Hanau. Looking through the right hand heart and dagger mark, I now believe that the mark underneath is the standard German crescent and crown as would be expected. I looked online and found two pieces, a candelabra and a goblet. The f...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: HELP please with ID
Replies: 4
Views: 6604

Re: HELP please with ID

Hi Terri232, An interesting set of marks to be sure...I see the makers mark belonging to Ferdinand Henzler of Hanau Germany plus a version of a"Heart and Dagger" mark of which I've not seen before, struck twice. The heart and dagger mark was used by numerous makers to represent the town of...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: mark of anchor, ship, C and something else
Replies: 2
Views: 7134

Re: mark of anchor, ship, C and something else

They are provincial assay marks of the Scottish town of Greenock. The clippership, anchor,stylised oak tree and letter G were all used in different combinations by different makers with the addition of their makers mark. The rubbed mark you mention will be a makers mark. A strong candidate for the m...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Very large basting spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 4727

Re: Very large basting spoon

Hi Martin, I have a very similar "Marriage Spoon" which has the town mark for the Southern Danish/Northern German(depending on when) town of Tondern / Tønder in Northern Schleswig. Although a different maker, the styles are similar and I assume yours is of similar 400mm size? See here for ...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed May 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown silver marks, maybe European?
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Unknown silver marks, maybe European?

Hi Silvermax1,

Your fork is made from 11 denier silver which is the equivalent of 917 fineness. It was made between 1857 and 1920. Hopefully someone else can identify the actual date letter and maker for you.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Augsburg Hanau Silver Dish
Replies: 4
Views: 3608

Re: Help Identifying Augsburg Hanau Silver Dish

Hi All,

I have just spotted this swan mark on a tea caddy by Neresheimer. It is on eBay hence I cannot provide the photo but there is no mistake. The identical swan mark is stamped beside the s517 and s520 Neresheimer marks. It also has Chester import mark and date letter for 1903.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Re: Maker of basting spoon.

Hi Martin,

Wait and see what Phil thinks but I'm very comfortable with it as an L. Also the cartouche is very distinctive and a good match.
,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Re: Maker of basting spoon.

Hi Martin,

HL over HL for Henry Lias and Son. See https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Mak ... HR.html#HL

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: MH 800 on base of candelabra
Replies: 1
Views: 2694

Re: MH 800 on base of candelabra

Your description of the candelabra with flower shaped sconces plus the form of the hallmarks makes me think Yogya silver of Indonesia but a photo of the whole candelabra is really required so we have an idea of where to start.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help identifying marks Magnifying Glass / Letter Opener
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Help identifying marks Magnifying Glass / Letter Opener

Hi Andygri, The marks are Italian and this type of mark was introduced in 1968 which means your set isn't terribly old but it is one of the nicest I've ever seen. The BO stands for Bologna which is the city of assay and the number is the registration number belonging to the maker. In this case it is...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Is this mark legit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: Is this mark legit?

Please check the around the rim of the gallery as a very similar tray by Charles Stuart Harris that I found online has a full set of marks there and a subset on the underside of the base which does not include the date letter...just like yours.

cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Unusual City mark on tea spoon!
Replies: 4
Views: 4564

Re: Unusual City mark on tea spoon!

The city is Exeter, the year 1858 and the maker John Stone.

Cheers
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Scottish Advertisements and Information
Replies: 1188
Views: 404916

Re: Scottish Advertisements and Information

WILLIAM CLARK Greenock An example of the work of William Clark. A small ladle measuring 7" (18cm) in length: https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg William Clark is recorded as a Silversmith, active 1780 - 1810 Source: Greenock Silversmiths, Clockmakers, ...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help ASAP! Silver 800 mark
Replies: 8
Views: 3985

Re: Need help ASAP! Silver 800 mark

Hi, The bad news is that your set appears to be a circa 1950's -1960's Italian made diecast alloy, thinly silver plated with 800 grade silver. These come onto the market regularly here in Australia as they were brought over with the many Italians who immigrated during the 1950's and 60's and who are...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is maker T.W
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Who is maker T.W

OK so the teapot has arrived and here are some better photos of the marks. While uploading, I realised I missed taking the lion passant through the loupe but there is a reasonable shot of it on the combined photo. Happy to take another of it separately if wanted. I have also noted two sets of matchi...

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