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by silverfan
Tue May 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 3567

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

Hi Trev., a completely new idea for me. You mean made in the technics of Boulsover? The prongs are not 'bleeding'. How can I recognize if plated without x-ray test? Even on the tips of the prongs I couldn't discover traces of wear and tear which point to a plating. The outer tips of the prongs are s...
by silverfan
Tue May 07, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 3567

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

I add a new photo after having cleaned and polished the canteen. When seeing the forks first I thought that the prongs were chromium plated. They are not marked. But when cleaning I got the feeling that they are solid silver. Was it not prescribed to mark front parts which could be separated from th...
by silverfan
Mon May 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tankard London 1767 W.T
Replies: 4
Views: 3078

Re: Tankard London 1767 W.T

Thank you again, Phil
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 3567

Re: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

Hi Trev., thank you. Dru Drury II (strange name for my ears) was obviously a man with some more interests than silversmithing. Member MCB wrote: Drury left the management to his son William in 1789. At another place I could read that he retired from silversmithing in order to devote more time to ent...
by silverfan
Mon May 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark
Replies: 9
Views: 3567

Lion passant, maker's mark but no town mark

I have 6 big knives, 6 big forks, 6 dessert knives and 6 dessert forks which bear the Lion Passant and a maker's mark "DD", some of the small handles bear, I think, a different maker's mark which I could not identify (see photos). On the blade I read "Preis T & Co, 225 Oxford Stre...
by silverfan
Sat May 04, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tankard London 1767 W.T
Replies: 4
Views: 3078

Re: Tankard London 1767 W.T

Hello Phill,
thanks again for your helpfull answer. When looking on your own page I discovered the mark of William Tuite, but without point between W and T!?
In the internet I found that he worked from 1755 to 1775 and that he obviously was a skilled silversmith. Is that right?
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Fri May 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wagner 12 - maker/age help
Replies: 11
Views: 3545

Re: Wagner 12 - maker/age help

Your item is marked 12 that means 12 Lot = 750/1000 silver, so it is not plated but solid silver. Time frame: mid 19th century. Without town mark it is difficult to find the maker.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Fri May 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Tankard London 1767 W.T
Replies: 4
Views: 3078

Tankard London 1767 W.T

This heavy tankard (504g) is marked London 1767 and W.T in an oval shape for the maker. Who is it? Does anybody know the arms?
Regards silverfan


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by silverfan
Fri May 03, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: please help to identify this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5438

Re: please help to identify this ?

Maker of your knife is Wilkens, Bremen. Model No. 116A designed before 1900 (there was also a model 116B with a bigger cartouche). Monogram N with Freiherrenkrone (baron's crown).
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Thu May 02, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Wilkens model no. 188 exported to the netherlands

This fish fork clearly marked with the "Spindelpresse" for Wilkens, 835S and some other marks: the Dutch "V" (vreemd) a Duty mark for imported objects used 1906-1953 and three marks, a climbing bear, a man'sface and a bird. What stand the three marks for? Regards silverfan https:...
by silverfan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Fruit ? fork and knife Birmingham
Replies: 2
Views: 2916

Re: Fruit ? fork and knife Birmingham

Hi Phil, thank you very much for your detailed explanation. I now think it is b for 1876. I own 23 pieces, the other 19 pieces (not shown) are marked with Sheffield X for 1857 and JL for I think John Law. One fork is lacking. Do you think that there is a possibility to get the lacking fork? Regards ...
by silverfan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Fruit ? fork and knife Birmingham
Replies: 2
Views: 2916

Fruit ? fork and knife Birmingham

Cannot identify the marking of these Birmingham items with ivory handle. Is the year letter b or h, the upper line is forked, what I do not find in my Bradbury's book of hallmarks. Who is the maker J.G ? Regards silverfan https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by silverfan
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Chamberstick
Replies: 6
Views: 3324

Re: German Chamberstick

A.P. might be the silver worker or the seller.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Chamberstick
Replies: 6
Views: 3324

Re: German Chamberstick

It is not an Austrian export mark but an Austro-Hungarian import mark used 1901-1921. Maker is Deyhle, Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: pepperpots - look middle eastern
Replies: 11
Views: 6385

Re: pepperpots - look middle eastern

I tested my vase posted under "Silver from Iran?" (in Middle East) electronically and the result was: at the side 88,7% and on the bottom 86,9% silver.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: pepperpots - look middle eastern
Replies: 11
Views: 6385

Re: pepperpots - look middle eastern

The mark on the right are the arabic figures for 84, a russian silver fineness mark for 875/1000 also used in Persia, but attention there are some experts here who say that it is not sure but it is possible that it is only low content silver.
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Vietnam silver?
Replies: 0
Views: 3803

Vietnam silver?

Is this oval shaped box solid silver or plated? I cannot identify the marks.
Regards silverfan

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by silverfan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Silver from Iran 2
Replies: 0
Views: 2746

Silver from Iran 2

A little dish under the already shown vase. This time with the mark 84 in arabic figures. Where does it come from? The same maker as for the vase?
Regards silverfan

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by silverfan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Silver from Iran?
Replies: 8
Views: 4635

Re: Silver from Iran?

Is the vase from Isfahan?
Regards silverfan
by silverfan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Silver from Iran?
Replies: 8
Views: 4635

Re: Silver from Iran?

Hi hada,
Thank you very much for your reply. Can you say something to town of origin or maker? Can you translate the words on the vase?
Regards silverfan

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