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by juantotree
Fri May 17, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial tablespoon but from where?
Replies: 5
Views: 4537

Re: Provincial tablespoon but from where?

Hi

I can definitely see why the mark could be interpreted as a crown.

Martin
by juantotree
Fri May 17, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Where is this spoon from?
Replies: 10
Views: 9228

Re: Where is this spoon from?

Hi

I bought them a number of years ago from an auction in Cornwall.

Martin
by juantotree
Thu May 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial tablespoon but from where?
Replies: 5
Views: 4537

Re: Provincial tablespoon but from where?

Hi Trev

Thanks for the response, your guesses are certainly worth investigating further.

Martin
by juantotree
Wed May 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Provincial tablespoon but from where?
Replies: 5
Views: 4537

Provincial tablespoon but from where?

Hi I am hoping somebody can help me identify the origin of this tablespoon. It has an AM punch flanked either side by a mark I am unable to decipher. It has a Scottish look about it, however it may be Irish or colonial, I would welcome any opinions. Many Thanks Martin https://www.925-1000.com/pics/X...
by juantotree
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Opinions on authenticity
Replies: 4
Views: 3342

Re: Opinions on authenticity

Thanks guys, I kind of expected it, however does look better than the usual Mumbai rubbish.

Martin
by juantotree
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Opinions on authenticity
Replies: 4
Views: 3342

Opinions on authenticity

Hi

I would welcome any opinions on the authenticity of this silver gilt and nephrite cup.

Many Thanks
Martin

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by juantotree
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 4587

Re: Maker of basting spoon.

Hi Phil

I have looked at the mark under a strong loupe, all the letters are still raised, I can't possibly see how this could ever have been a letter L, I am now almost certain it is an S.

Martin
by juantotree
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 4587

Re: Maker of basting spoon.

Hi Steve, I agree wholeheartedly re the cartouche. I am beginning to wonder if the second initials are an amphersand and S, which could mean & Son. Maybe Lias decided not to use this and opted for the double HL instead. Also the way it as been defaced is quite professional, they have deliberatel...
by juantotree
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 4587

Re: Maker of basting spoon.

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the reply, I did look at the Henry Lias options as the first set of initials is most likely HL. However I am struggling to interpret the 2nd letter in the other initials as being an L, it looks to me more like an S.

Martin
by juantotree
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of basting spoon.
Replies: 7
Views: 4587

Maker of basting spoon.

Hi This 1874 Queens pattern basting spoon has a clear set of marks, other than the maker's mark which appears to have been deliberately defaced. I would welcome ay suggestions for possible candidates. Many Thanks Martin https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by juantotree
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is the maker and what was it for?
Replies: 4
Views: 3684

Re: Who is the maker and what was it for?

Thank you AG2012, I think I am going to struggle identifying the maker, it is possibly provincial and also difficult to age, but it does have an early look about it.

Martin
by juantotree
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is the maker and what was it for?
Replies: 4
Views: 3684

Re: Who is the maker and what was it for?

Thank you for your response. If it was used as a snuff box, you would have to pour the snuff out as the opening in the lid is far to narrow to take a pinch with your fingers.

Martin
by juantotree
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is the maker and what was it for?
Replies: 4
Views: 3684

Who is the maker and what was it for?

Hi This is a silver mounted nut, approximately 6 x 6cms, it is marked under its hinged lid with a maker's mark only, similar to that of Isaac Davenport but not exactly the same. Does anybody have any idea who the maker is and what it may have been used for? Many Thanks Martin https://www.925-1000.co...
by juantotree
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Which Swedish town is this spoon from?
Replies: 3
Views: 3984

Re: Which Swedish town is this spoon from?

Thank you very much for the information, it is most appreciated.

Martin
by juantotree
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Which Swedish town is this spoon from?
Replies: 3
Views: 3984

Which Swedish town is this spoon from?

Hi I would be grateful in help with identifying which town this Swedish tablespoon is from. I believe the date is 1881 and C Holm is obviously the maker, there is however an H.G stamp to the front of the terminal, would this be the owners initials or perhaps a retailers stamp? Many Thanks Martin htt...
by juantotree
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Info on Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 7179

Re: Info on Maker

Hi

It looks like the silver plate mark for William Adams.

Martin
by juantotree
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Looking for spoon origin
Replies: 2
Views: 4077

Re: Looking for spoon origin

Hi Matt

I have added a couple of images of the back of the spoon. To me it appears to have some of the characteristics of a celtic point and old English.

Martin

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by juantotree
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Duty Drawback Mark
Replies: 12
Views: 8173

Re: Duty Drawback Mark

The level of detail only became apparent after I cropped the image, you couldn't really see it with the naked eye.

Martin
by juantotree
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Duty Drawback Mark
Replies: 12
Views: 8173

Re: Duty Drawback Mark

Hi Trev

This is about as good as I can get with my inexpensive camera.

Martin

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by juantotree
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Duty Drawback Mark
Replies: 12
Views: 8173

Re: Duty Drawback Mark

Hi I know this is an old thread but it seemed more appropriate to add this here rather than start a new topic. This table spoon has the duty drawback mark on it, interestingly it has no maker's mark and also has the "k" date letter, all other examples I have seen images of have all been st...

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