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by paulh
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Channel Islands?
Replies: 10
Views: 5466

Re: Channel Islands?

Thanks for the information. Netherlands does make sense, taking into account the style. Here is a clearer picture of the marks on the other two spoons. There is a Swiss maker’s mark which matches this one, but that does not tie in with the other spoon being Dutch. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...
by paulh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Channel Islands?
Replies: 10
Views: 5466

Re: Channel Islands?

Hello Trev,
Switzerland was one place my search took me, but they just looked so 'British', that I had doubts. The bird with a fish does occur in Switzerland. Maybe it is a red herring!

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Channel Islands?
Replies: 10
Views: 5466

Channel Islands?

These are three matching bright cut spoons, which I thought were Channel Islands. One spoon is marked differently to the other two. The odd one having a bird with a fish in its beak , with a capital ‘D’ in a shield and an indistinguishable mark. The other two have ‘PD’ in a trefoil about a 5 point s...
by paulh
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Monogram deciphering.
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Monogram deciphering.

I know this is not a family crest, but I have been asked by a friend if can decipher this monogram. Any help would be appreciated. Just a few clues; it is on a silver plated tea glass holder from 1895, which is currently in Moscow, as it has been for living memory. http://i1264.photobucket.com/album...
by paulh
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: J.S. Salt Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: J.S. Salt Spoon

Thanks Trev. That would make sense. The colour is all wrong for electroplate.
Paul.
by paulh
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: J.S. Salt Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

J.S. Salt Spoon

Can anyone help me with this mark. It is on a fiddle salt spoon, which appears to be silver or very good N.S.

Thanks.

Paul.


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by paulh
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 7620

Re: Estonian mark?

Well, I didn’t expect top open such a can of worms when I asked the initial question, but it has raised some interesting points of discussion. Further to Maurice’s point about spoons being made to be used, this is quite a valid point, but there are exceptions to this logical idea. I recently came ac...
by paulh
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 7620

Re: Estonian mark?

Thank you Gentlemen. That is just the information that I needed to continue the search. My original thought that they might be Estonian, was due to the similarity of the mark to ones which I had previously seen. However, Oel’s Dutch marks have shown that this kind of device is more widespread and I ...
by paulh
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 7620

Re: Estonian mark?

I initiated this post for speculation as to the spoon’s origins. Whilst I can understand the comments regarding the gilding, it should not be immediately regarded a ‘too good’. One has only to see pieces such as the William Cawdell spoons, known as the ‘Tichborne Celebrities’ from 1592 or pieces ill...
by paulh
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 7620

Re: Estonian mark?

If you look at 15th & 16th century maker’s marks from Reval/Tallinn you will see a similarity to the Single line incuse device mark on this spoon. Such devices seem only to occur on Estonian marks. The mark allied to the design of the spoon, which is very similar to spoons of such origin would t...
by paulh
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Estonian mark?
Replies: 28
Views: 7620

Estonian mark?

Can anyone help me with this mark? I think it is an is early Estonian mark, but my Estonian references are rather sparse. The spoon measures 8" long and weighing around 72 grams. Thank you. Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/forum3/th_bsp01.jpg http://i1264.photobucket.co...
by paulh
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Silver plated spikes.
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Re: Silver plated spikes.

Definitely not corn on the cob holders. The spikes are too broad and the disks would render the impractical for this use. The cheese idea had been discussed, as it look like they are designed to be buried up to the hilt in something.
by paulh
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Silver plated spikes.
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Silver plated spikes.

Does anyone have any idea what these are? They are silver plated of a high quality and measure about 3¼” in length. The ribbon and tie decorated ring is just the right size for a finger. The reeded disc at the hilt suggests that they are buried or inserted into something to that level, but the brea...
by paulh
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Vesta Case
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Re: Vesta Case

Thanks so much Trev. Another piece of obscure ephemera. Not sure just where you find all this stuff!

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anyone heard of this man?
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Anyone heard of this man?

Thanks Mike. I am pleased to see that I am not missing anything obvious.

Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anyone heard of this man?
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Anyone heard of this man?

Just a simple question. Has anyone any references to a silversmith called Edward Noddale or something similar. Working sometime before 1700, he made church plate amongst other things.

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Vesta Case
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Vesta Case

This is a nice little vesta case which seems to be from the early 20th century. Where I would expect to see a Birmingham hall mark there is something puzzling. It seems to say N.C.R. C??? possibly ‘Co’ and on the other side something with four letters then ‘silver’. I have put it in the American sec...
by paulh
Tue May 07, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: ‘V•E’ on a salt.
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: ‘V-E’ on a salt.

Hello Mike, Thanks for the suggestion.  That was a possibility I looked at, but what I couldn't get to show in the photo was that it is an oval shield and the curvature of the oval would not have sufficient space for the rest of a 'W'. I have looked at it from every angle and every way up but it st...
by paulh
Tue May 07, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: ‘V•E’ on a salt.
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

‘V-E’ on a salt.

This is a nice simple salt, hallmarked London 1779, but the maker is completely eluding me. It seems to be something like ‘V-E’, but there is nothing in Grimwade or Heal or anything else I can find. Any ideas anyone? Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/th_Salt3.jpg http://i1264...
by paulh
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Berlin sifter.
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Berlin sifter.

How is this?

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