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by Traintime
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: W. Keyes? Silver Spoon ID
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: W. Keyes? Silver Spoon ID

One thing that is seen is the comparatively large space between the last two letters. It would seem odd in a maker mark to have it compounded beyond a simple singular name, and Keyes is a known name, but possibly "W. KEYE S."-??
by Traintime
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: W. Keyes? Silver Spoon ID
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: W. Keyes? Silver Spoon ID

Both William and Walter got zip. I doubt this will help, but Keyes & Gager show up as retailers (Buffalo c. 1854) on coin spoons. Name at bottom of ad on page 37 does not match W. Keyes, but might turn out to be related. [Neither W. Keyes, nor Gager, came up in silver or watches. Jewelers seems ...
by Traintime
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silver Deposit Ware
Replies: 32
Views: 8519

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Sample pedestaled compote with heavy caps for Silver City Glass Company:

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by Traintime
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Silver & Glass Salt & Pepper Set Taxco
Replies: 1
Views: 2429

Re: Silver & Glass Salt & Pepper Set Taxco

These won't be great images, but trust me that this mark loupes as as close to "CH" as possible. So now we also have typical overlay barware (shots, cordials, etc.) for this Taxco mark, not unlike the ones that have turned up for the Federal District (D.F.) on occasion. Hopefully additiona...
by Traintime
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Teapot ["J.R" or "JR" {small-mark} in oval] / t=1911?
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: Teapot ["J.R" or "JR" {small-mark} in oval] / t=1911?

Online archive access to sample John Round catalogue (sterling teapots at about page 33): https://archive.org/details/catalogjohn ... 3/mode/1up
by Traintime
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Table Chandler
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Table Chandler

May be nothing as they would be very small, but examine the area below the chin as there appears to be some letters in that space. Possibly C's and a P when enlarged.
by Traintime
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help - Bumblebee mark mystery - sterling 398 925/1000
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Help - Bumblebee mark mystery - sterling 398 925/1000

Envelope please...and the winner is Adelphi Silver Plate Company New York, New York (1890-c.1915). Did make sterling. Source: Rainwater & Redfield Revised Fourth Edition pages 21-22.
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Table Chandler
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Table Chandler

Just to get it started, your object lacks a full set of marks to be able to call it "hallmarked". One possibility is a pseudo sovreign head mark used outside of British controls. Using the search box, there are many references on pseudo head..I don't want to point to any particular origin,...
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Maltese silver casting bottle/flask

Oddball crazy but Part 2 of Malta assay history (at end) brings Augsburg pyr mark into (select) objects imported to Malta and locally marked or re-marked. Is this circled pips a possible version of one such mark (?): https://andredelicata.wordpress.com
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Maltese Silverware Information
Replies: 48
Views: 28009

Re: Maltese Silverware Information

Blog info on early Malta assay & makers: https://andredelicata.wordpress.com
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy

Afterword-Thank you both for having cleared that up.
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy

Restoring the lost image of the undated alternate C.F. mark (for comparisons of the internal letter style used by father and in the F.F. encircled pebbles alternate-as on the item here):

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by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Help Identify Hallmarks
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

Re: Help Identify Hallmarks

Hopefully this will restore the marks image from this thread: Image
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy

Can we clear up one thing here...All of the "F.F. encircled with dots" marks that are showing up seem to have a letter style of the "F" which differs from the one shown here in the Danish Assay section. Here is an information trail on father and son over two linked threads noting...
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy

Excellent. There is a current listing displaying a full set of Fabritius/Hosoe markings for 1801 on a group of spoons. [They do not describe the letters mark, so search engines will only locate it with the Hosoe name in full. Copying the images has been techno-blocked.] The maker mark is of this for...
by Traintime
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Help Identifying Marks on Danish Silver Tea Caddy

Until the experts get here->>Should be Christopher Fabritius 1777: https://www.925-1000.com/dm_Assay.html Look at the style of the "F"...photos are lost, but one thread notes he had two different marks so this may be the other. The zodiac letter will give the month. There is a "CH&quo...
by Traintime
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Silver Smith?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Silver Smith?

Quite right S. Guess I got lazy on blowing up the images. Here's a link to local obits (scroll way down): http://orleans.nygenweb.net/obits/obith3.htm

JC indicates he retired about 10 years earlier (c.1919), so that should be the cut off >if< the firm closed then.

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