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by paulh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall Date Code
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Walker & Hall Date Code

Hello Traintime.

That is 1916.

Paul.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Mediterranean Bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Mediterranean Bowl?

Thanks Peter.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hanau Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Hanau Silver

Thank you gentlemen.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Mediterranean Bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Mediterranean Bowl?

Thanks Trev. I can't decide whether that is a horse bit or a pair of spectacles. The quest continues!

Paul.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Mediterranean Bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Mediterranean Bowl?

Can any one help me with the marks on this Mediterranean looking bowl? I have searched in vain.

Paul.

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by paulh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hanau Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Hanau Silver

Does anyone know if a reference book has ever been published about Hanau silver?
by paulh
Mon May 11, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Trefid spoon marks.
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Trefid spoon marks.

I spotted this trefid spoon in a recent auction. I didn’t buy, it but I am intrigued by the marks, which I cannot find anywhere. Any suggestions?

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by paulh
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maltese tablespoon marks help
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Maltese tablespoon marks help

Geraldo Pace was the Consul for Silversmiths between 1857-1863. His mark was a bird. This might explain the last mark. with a bit of distortion in the stamping. From 1857 a number was struck to indicate the year, starting not with a 57 but a 1. So the 6 would be for 1862.

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian spoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Russian spoon.

Thanks Qrt.S. Moscow was my first thought, but the town mark, rubbed as it is, does appear to be symmetrical, whereas Moscow’ George and Dragon is asymmetrical.
by paulh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian spoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Russian spoon.

I am hoping someone can work out what these rather rubbed and skwewed marks are on a large Russian spoon. Its date is 1864, measuring 185mm in length and is of a good gauge silver at 62 grams. https://i.postimg.cc/CBqYqdpD/IMG-0673.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1V1ScPyd/IMG-0674.jpg
by paulh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall Creamer: Ellerman Lines early
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Walker & Hall Creamer: Ellerman Lines early

That was close Phil. The Y is actually 1951.
by paulh
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: AVC Malta.
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: AVC Malta.

Thank you. Another mystery solved. I really must get a copy of that book.
Paul.
by paulh
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese rampant rabbit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Re: Maltese rampant rabbit?

I just found it. It is Francesco French.
by paulh
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: AVC Malta.
Replies: 2
Views: 404

AVC Malta.

The are two spoons from Malta. Both have the same maker’s marks AVC. One has the date code 33 and the other 20. The “20" spoon has a mark which seems to be a canine head and the other a lozenge shape. Although there are plenty of examples of spoons by AVC there do not seem to be any attribution...
by paulh
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Feeling silver?
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Feeling silver?

On a recent edition of a TV antiques programme one of the "experrts" said that you could tell the difference between silver and silver plated pieces because silver was warmer to the touch than silver plate. I have been handling silver for over 40 years and have never heard of this before, ...
by paulh
Fri May 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tally marks?
Replies: 2
Views: 4509

Re: Tally marks?

Hello Trev. That sounds plausible. In the absence of any other ideas I will go with that. If it wasn't for the other marks James Leslie was very much in the running. I will put it int my oddities and anomalies file.

Thank,

Paul.
by paulh
Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Tally marks?
Replies: 2
Views: 4509

Tally marks?

I am pretty certain that this caddy spoon started life as a teaspoon., but I am puzzled by the marks. There appear to be what look like a series of Indian tally marks after the maker’s mark of “J L”, but I cannot find any Indian colonial maker wiih those initials. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Pau...
by paulh
Sat May 04, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on Walker and Hall spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 3961

Re: Crest on Walker and Hall spoon

The China Navigation Company crest, with the Swire group and Swire family motto, Esse Quam Videri – it has been in use by the Swire family since the 18th century. Literally translated, it means “to be, and not to seem to be”. Walker & Hall were major suppliers to shipping companies and other com...
by paulh
Sat May 04, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese rampant rabbit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Maltese rampant rabbit?

Can anyone help identify the maker of this Maltese dessert spoon please? His mark appears to be a rampant rabbit, but maybe I am just not seeing it correctly. Paul. https://i.postimg.cc/S2w1gjdR/IMG-8396.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0KDWFxXf/IMG-8393.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/kVgH40DJ/IMG-8395.jpg
by paulh
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Possibly silver plated compote.
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Thanks Trev. I should have known that you have records of Portugese silver plate manufacturers! It is silver plated I assume?

Paul.

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