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by SteveDWollongong
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Photo frame
Replies: 5
Views: 7397

Re: Photo frame

Id' like to clarify a minor point. Ag2012 has stated that it was made in Florence and imported into the UK. The hallmarks show it to be the other way around do they not? I see domestic Sheffield 1992 marks, not import marks.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Colonial, French or London Mark Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 3821

Re: Colonial, French or London Mark Help Please

Hi, I agree with Aguest. I see the Victoria duty mark, lion passant, date letter is unclear(possibly M for1887) and leopard head for London assay. Apart from positive id of date letter these all corroborate the maker being Thomas Smiley. The makers mark on your brooch is Smileys later one, being reg...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: ID for Sliver Salver platter Chased
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: ID for Sliver Salver platter Chased

Hi Vango, I have resized and embedded the most important photo for all to see. We cannot offer any values on this Forum and your request may be edited by one of our moderators but I can tell you that the maker is Graff, Washbourne & Dunn of New York. Please see here: http://www.925-1000.com/amer...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.

Thanks Krisztián for all the valuable info and thankyou to Trev for the link. I notice the link contains the same miniature goblets.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.

Good afternoon all, I have just purchased this little miniature/doll house set because I've never seen one like it before. The various miniature solid silver tea sets and Dutch and Hanau furniture, not to mention the array of 20th C Italian miniatures are reasonably common in small quantities in Aus...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with makers mark Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Re: Help with makers mark Identification

Hi Qajeff, I have had a look at your photos by copying the visible URL into my browser and would have posted the photos for you as you are having some difficulty, but unfortunately your link is to a commercial website and this is against the Forum rules. I can tell you however that your candle stick...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifing this mark
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

Re: Need help identifing this mark

Hi Don, Have a look at this previous post on the St Marco Lion. It goes somewhat off topic regarding registration numbers but you will find an interesting post from Amena showing that the St Marco Lion was also used in Bologna by one manufacturer. http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifing this mark
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

Re: Need help identifing this mark

Hi Don Smoka,

I'm finding the marks too difficult to interpret due to their diminutive dimensions...but looking at their position, plus shape and decoration of the set itself, speaks volumes as to its origin. Everything about it shouts Italy to me. Wait and see what Amena has to say...

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please help identify silver hallmark on snuff box
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Please help identify silver hallmark on snuff box

Hi Gerox,

Everything about this box suggests Simon Rosenau of Bad Kissingen (Hanau, Germany) to me. Makers mark SR under a crown. Check out :

http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

and see what you think...

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Do you recognise this silver stamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 2915

Re: Do you recognise this silver stamp?

Hi,
The mark is that of the American Silver Company of Bristol, Connecticut.

See:
http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_A.html

and
viewtopic.php?t=358

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: this tea pot not too sure about at all please help me
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: this tea pot not too sure about at all please help me

If you look on the rim above the Gorham maker mark of lion, anchor and letter G....you will see the word STERLING. I assume you understand that this means solid silver of 925 parts per 1000. The numbers 3355 are of no significance. They are internal manufacturing numbers either relating to the patte...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London Silversmith's Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: London Silversmith's Mark

Hi Kevin, I agree with AG2012 and his attribution to Carrington & Co and I'd just like to point out that your pattern is actually Queens rather than Kings. They are very similar but the main difference between the two is the shell on the front is convex on the Queens and concave on the Kings. Ch...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Hallmark identity
Replies: 2
Views: 5012

Re: Hallmark identity

Hi Panatha,

Yes I concur, definitely Henry Greaves and date letter n for 1905.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Tea Caddy
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: French Tea Caddy

Hi Kevin, Your makers name is Paul Sormoni who was a Paris registered manufacturing jeweller. He began March 8, 1886 and his workshop address was 10 rue Charlot. You can find the matching example of his mark "S with two star symbols" and the above information via the below link to the Fren...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver hairbrush, Wilhelm Binder?
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Silver hairbrush, Wilhelm Binder?

Hi Dandelion, I concur with it being Wilhelm Binders mark. The centre T is very distinctive leaving no doubt in my mind. I have seen the poorly struck B on several occasions now and wonder if possibly a damaged punch was used for a period, or if it is merely the result of the curved surface and the ...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Silver - Unable to ID Marking
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: French Silver - Unable to ID Marking

Hi Moira and welcome to the Forum, Your first mark is the 1st titre Minerva which guarantees the solid silver fineness of 950. The second is the makers mark belonging to Henri Brille, a Paris goldsmith. His details are below: Surname: Brille First name: Henri Profession: Goldsmith manufacturer Initi...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Need Help Identifying Marks
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Re: Need Help Identifying Marks

Hi and welcome to the Forum, The marks show your beaker to be solid silver and made in Nuernberg (Nuremberg). I'm no expert in this area, however we have members who are, and will be able to date it more accurately than I, and may possibly be able to identify the maker. If my comparisons of your Nur...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Looking for help on Vienna maker id
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Lokking for help on Vienna maker id

Apologies to Krisztián as I incorrectly spelled his name above.

cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Looking for help on Vienna maker id
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Lokking for help on Vienna maker id

Yes Adolf Jonas is a definite possibility but as the image of his unregistered mark is no longer available and the registered mark differs by description (antique letters whereas as mine are the complete opposite) I will wait and see if possibly Kristian or one of the others with expertise in this a...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Origins and time period of a ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Origins and time period of a ring

Hi Sibynuchip and welcome to the Forum. As most of our Administrators reside in a very different time zone, here is a link to info re posting photos created by one of our fearless leaders. It should get you up and running in a jiffy... http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199 Embe...

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