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by paulh
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Possibly silver plated compote.
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

Possibly silver plated compote.

This rather grand compote belongs to a friend, so I have not actually seen it in the flesh yet, but I have been asked if I can identify the marks. Until I can see it for real I am assuming, from the colour that it is plated. It looks American to me, but I cannot find it in any of my American referen...
by paulh
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Strange fork.
Replies: 3
Views: 4048

Re: Strange fork.

I tried it and it is absolutely useless. I hope that the one I have is a prototype because I cannot believe that they would put such a useless article into full production.
by paulh
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Strange fork.
Replies: 3
Views: 4048

Re: Strange fork.

Hello Trev, Thanks for plumbing the depths of your library. I would not have thought of a masher. The bend in the bowl is just not deep enough to get any real mashing action going. Also it is of such a size that it would be difficult to tackle anything bigger than a pea! I suppose a good soft potato...
by paulh
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Strange fork.
Replies: 3
Views: 4048

Strange fork.

I have just acquired this rather strange for. It is silver plated, by Henry Fielding of Birmingham. It is table fork size The head has short sharp tines and is quite deeply dished. It also has an odd oval hole before the wings on the shaft. The close up picture shows evidence of knife cut marks. I c...
by paulh
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: George Moore?
Replies: 2
Views: 3992

Re: George Moore?

Thanks for your reply Scorpio. I found a mark such as this in a Bonham’s sale attributed to George Moore, but the one illustrated by the museum in Limerick does not have the cut corners as you pointed out. I will send them pictures of this piece as you suggested and await their opinion. In the meant...
by paulh
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: George Moore?
Replies: 2
Views: 3992

George Moore?

This is a Hanoverian type teaspoon, which I think might be by George Moore of Limerick. He had two marks, one with a wavy edged rectangle and one like this with GM separated by a pellet within a plain rectangle. Can anyone confirm this or suggest an alternative. I don't have full access to my refere...
by paulh
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Old Sheffield Plate candlesticks
Replies: 9
Views: 4197

Re: OSP candlesticks

I might be wrong here, but isn't that cyrillic?
by paulh
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Tiny salt spoon marked TW 1804
Replies: 2
Views: 5134

Re: Tiny salt spoon marked TW 1804

TW is most likely to be Thomas Wilmore.

Paul.
by paulh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Marrow scoop origins
Replies: 3
Views: 4241

Re: Marrow scoop origins

That is an Indian colonial piece. In Wynard T. Wilkinson’s book “Indian Colonial Silver” the maker is listed as untraced.

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Odd shaped spoon bowl.
Replies: 3
Views: 4636

Re: Odd shaped spoon bowl.

Hello Trev,

That was on the "possibilities" list.

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Odd shaped spoon bowl.
Replies: 3
Views: 4636

Odd shaped spoon bowl.

This is an odd little spoon, the use of which is a bit of a puzzle. Made by Louisa Courtauld and George Cowles about 1760. At around 12cm it is the size of a teaspoon, but it has a strangely deep rectangular bowl. The bowl is turned over at the end, as a dessert spoon would be by continued scraping ...
by paulh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hallmark ID Help for a Cake Slice Server
Replies: 4
Views: 2487

Re: Hallmark ID Help for a Cake Slice Server

Just to add a little bit... It is actually a crumb scoop rather than a cake server.
Paul.
by paulh
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Jug With Perhaps Scottish Connection?
Replies: 8
Views: 3609

Re: Colonial Jug With Perhaps Scottish Connection?

Hello Trev. Has that base with the marks been inset or am I just seeing solder marks from the application of the rim?

Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Bottom marked teaspoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 6731

Re: Bottom marked teaspoon.

Hello Trev. I hope you are keeping well. We were going with the replacement idea. Most of the James Erskine spoon that I have seem were fiddle pattern, butI know what you mean about remoteness and 18th century fashion in Aberdeen,. I am sure that they will catch up eventually.
Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need Help Identify These 2 Rings
Replies: 2
Views: 3301

Re: Need Help Identify These 2 Rings

Harry Potter fans will say it is the sign of the Deathly Hallows.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Bottom marked teaspoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 6731

Bottom marked teaspoon.

I first thought this was a teaspoon by James Erskine of Aberdeen, but as he is recorded as working from the 1790s it is a little late to be making Hanoverian bottom marked teaspoons. Does anyone have any suggestions? Paul. https://s20.postimg.cc/gzuqhgd21/IMG_5361.jpg https://s20.postimg.cc/nqb7qw7x...
by paulh
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 5784

Re: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover

Thanks Trev. I do have an Elkington catalogue from 1900. It is always useful to have references like this.

Paul
by paulh
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 5784

Re: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover

Hello Trev. Have you got the rest of that catalogue?
Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Rose on Scottish Silver.
Replies: 2
Views: 5297

Re: Rose on Scottish Silver.

Thanks David. Fairbairn's is always my first reference when searching for a crest, but although there are plenty of roses none seem to match this one. When I have more time, I think I may try cross referencing them with locations. This is on a piece by an Elgin maker, so it might be the case that it...
by paulh
Mon May 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?
Replies: 5
Views: 5391

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?

Just a thought, but could it be a Chinese export piece. There was a Chi Hua working in Beijing in the early 1900s.

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