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by SteveDWollongong
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Looking for help on Vienna maker id
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Looking for help on Vienna maker id

Hi All, Hope everyone had a great Christmas. I found this nice little snuff box online, sold by a third party seller who claimed to specialise in antiques and collectables. Clearly silver is not an area of expertise as this guilloche enamel box was listed as a base metal in an obscure category...eno...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: help with German hallmark please
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: help with German hallmark please

Hi Patagere, I agree with your assumption re the ability to positively identify the marks, hence the lack of immediate response. We have some forum members who specialise in German silver and so if they haven't chimed in yet, it's a pretty good indication that a positive Id may not be possible. From...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Help identify modern silver object and maker CFH - London 1998
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: Help identify modern silver object and maker CFH - London 1998

Hi Ol Silver, I can quite honestly say I'm stumped as to the purpose as at 45cms is too long for most table implements. The only thing I can suggest is a drinks stirrer for a jug of Pimms or similar. The maker is interesting too as the mark certainly could be a match for Charles Francis Hall. The le...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Hallmark on Art Nouveau ss frame
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: Hallmark on Art Nouveau ss frame

Hi Vango & welcome to the forum,

The maker is Dominick & Haff. Please see;

http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_D.html
and
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=45974&hilit=dominick+%26amp%3B+Haff

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: DUTCH SILVER SPOON
Replies: 3
Views: 2208

Re: DUTCH SILVER SPOON

The maker is Van Kempen, Begeer & Vos.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

Re: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring

Hi Em,

Is it "Australian Jewellers - Gold & Silversmiths Makers and Marks" by Cavil, Cocks and Grace?

Thanks,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

Re: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring

Thanks for that. I've just embedded your photo for all to see. Did the other forum cite the reference book as it would be good to know. Otherwise could you let us know the forum URL providing that its not a commercial website as posting links to commercial sites are against our forum rules. If you a...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is this London spoon maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: Who is this London spoon maker?

Hi Niceguy1, Comparing the date letter cartouche and the lion passant, I'm going to sticking my neck out and saying I think its the letter f for 1781. I believe this was the final year for bottom struck marks too. 1781 would support the maker as being George Smith III, listed as a spoonmaker, whose ...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

Re: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring

Hi Em, Here are the photos. I had trouble due to rain outside and the LED lighting inside isn't ideal. There are two shots of the marks, the first attempting a sharper photo of the letters and the second enlargement trying to show the star next to the clasp as it is easily identifiable as the star u...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

Re: Unusual hallmarks on old 18ct gold handmade ring

Hi Em, Some years ago I searched extensively on Lamborn & Wagner and found three sets of marks attributed to them. They are: 1. L & W 2. Star, L & W, Star 3. Crown, L & W, Crown So yours with the crown and lion passant don't quite fit but then I don't know the significance behind the...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Which Country's hallmarks?
Replies: 11
Views: 4311

Re: Which Country's hallmarks?

Hi Silvery, I'm afraid I have to disagree with Trev on this one. Living in Australia, I've seen a lot of Yogya silver due to our close proximity to Indonesia and It having been (and possibly still is) the no1 holiday destination for Aussies. With holidays, come souvenirs and so now there are at leas...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help identify Silver enamel Box Marks
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: Help identify Silver enamel Box Marks

Hi Guido,

The first mark looks like the top of a ? which is one of the maker marks belonging to J D Schleissner and Son of Hanau.

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

cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Ottoman Cigarette Case Hallmarks/Signs HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: Ottoman Cigarette Case Hallmarks/Signs HELP!

Hi,

I have embedded the photos for you.

Cheers,
Steve

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by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with fork ID. Possibly Solomon Royes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: Help with fork ID. Possibly Solomon Royes?

Hi Strangenoises and welcome to the forum, Your research is spot on and so your attribution to Solomon Royes, London assayed early 1821(as there were changes to the marks that year) and of course sterling silver are all correct. The engraved letter is undoubtedly the surname initial of an owner but ...
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: french maker AL and a bird
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: french maker AL and a bird

Hi Theoderich, I can offer the following possible maker for you to investigate but as I have never seen his mark am only going by its description. If you think the bird could be a chicken(not a male rooster or cockerel, then it might be(From the French Ministry of Culture database): (http://www.cult...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: 835 German Silver "NK" Food pusher
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: 835 German Silver "NK" Food pusher

Hi MaltaMike610, I'm far from an expert on Swedish or German silver but here is what i think. Goldstein is correct with the date of 1918 but I have to disagree with him on the origin of this one and agree with your initial interpretation of it being German made as it carries the Swedish import stamp...
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: German Maker's Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: German Maker's Mark

Hi Carolyn, I have embedded the link for you. You obviously already know it is German and post 1886. The maker is unknown to me but please be patient as there are forum members who have far more knowledge in this area than I. Cheers, Steve http://www.elegantarts.com/images/DSCN0011.JPG
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: "R & Co." Gravy Boat Footed 1931?
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Re: "R & Co." Gravy Boat Footed 1931?

I was too quick and focused on the maker mark. It is absolutely 1911. Sorry about that.

Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: "R & Co." Gravy Boat Footed 1931?
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Re: "R & Co." Gravy Boat Footed 1931?

Hi Traintime, Yes you are correct, 1931. The maker is Robinson & Co Ltd, The Square, Shrewsbury. The photos is a little small for me to tell which of the two registered marks you have. Which ever, it will be either the latest seen of the 1st mark or the earliest seen of the 2nd. Can you provide ...
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help with a sterling silver mark on two pieces.
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Help with a sterling silver mark on two pieces.

Hi Campbell and welcome to the forum,

The maker is the company of Towle Silversmiths of Newburyport Massachusetts. Please see here:

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

and here:

http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_T2.html

Cheers,
Steve

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