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by paulh
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Swedish Goblet.
Replies: 2
Views: 2490

Swedish Goblet.

I have this goblet which is about 4½ inches high. It is Swedish and seems to have been made in Ulricehamn around 1820. The maker’s marks is “ILB” in a rectangle. Can anyone help with the maker or confirm my version of its origins? (Sorry about the picture quality). http://sv1.letmehost.com/sv1/24/G...
by paulh
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 3635

According to my references that St. Petersburg assay master is "Unknown"

Paul
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by paulh
Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Unknown maker of Antique Russian Sugar Tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 3047

This seems to be the mark of Vasily Semenov, a Moscow silversmith who registered this mark in 1873. The other mark is ths 84 zlotniki (875/1000) mark for Moscow used from 1878 -80.

Paul
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by paulh
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Walker and hall??
Replies: 10
Views: 5655

Pat was quite right, as usual, the main string of marks is attributed to the dates 1852- 1897, but these were not strict time frames. Stock in hand and work in progress often results in anomalies such as this. It often happens that sets of flatware and cutlery have different date letters. This is pa...
by paulh
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Walker and hall??
Replies: 10
Views: 5655

There are two possibilities. It would be either 1905 or 1908. Both those dates come into a cycle using Greek letters, two of which could be read as an "X".

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Sheffield Maker ca.1920
Replies: 2
Views: 2294

Hello Tom, This is the mark of A. Marks & Co. (Registered 25th July 1900). They were factors rather than makers. i.e. they had things made under their name and with their maker's/sponsor's mark. They had retail premises at 18 - 20 Thomas St. Manchester. I would be interested to know what piece y...
by paulh
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: set of knives
Replies: 4
Views: 3379

The Sheffield Assay Office Register assigns this mark to William Beatson & Sons, one of whom was Charles Beatson.

Their address was 156 Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield.

The name in lid of the box is most likely to refer to the retailer.

Hope this helps.

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Walker and hall??
Replies: 10
Views: 5655

Walker & Hall were marking thier E.P. pieces with marks such as this, with regular variations, right up until the 1960s. If you can read the date letter mark, which should be a single letter, I can give you a date of manufacture. The shape of the shield is also important to dating.

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver or silver plate spoons
Replies: 7
Views: 3709

Hello Dave,

I might be wrong on this but I think that patern was called Chippendale. The only maker I can find who matches the makers marks is Israel Sigmund Greenberg, who worked in Birmingham from 1895. The letters on either side of the maker's mark are E.P.N.S. for Electro Plated Nickle Silver.
by paulh
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Modern wine label
Replies: 4
Views: 2745

Hello Miles, I have woked in various aspects of the silver trade, both antique and new, for around 30 years. Francis Howard was a company from whom we regulary purchased pieces for retail. Their range was largely domestic pieces such as your wine lable. I am not sure whether they are still in busine...
by paulh
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Modern wine label
Replies: 4
Views: 2745

That is the mark of Francis Howard & Co.


Paul
by paulh
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Silverplated Casket - Date & Scenes ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

This looks like an electrotype to me. This was a method of copying an original piece by taking a mould and building a replica by electro-deposition. Elkington were the masters of the art, but other companies such as Mappin & Webb and Walker and Hall also produced pieces in this way. Their main s...
by paulh
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: 1935 teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 3692

I have always assigned the EV mark to Viners. The mark on the far right of this set of marks is the commemorative mark for the silver jubillee of King George V and Queen Mary. As this was the first time a mark was struck for purely commemorative reasons it does add a little to its interest to collec...
by paulh
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Birmingham (?) 1900 (?) cream and sugar- maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2022

The makers mark is that of "Bayliss Coulthard & Co"

Paul
by paulh
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: help with item
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

This is a bit of an anomaly. As Pat correctly says, the flag logo along with “Walker & Hall, Sheffield” was struck on Walker and Hall pieces between 1861 and 1890. However, the “G” in the shield below the flag is the date letter for 1956, at which time the words “Made in England should appear be...
by paulh
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Fiddle Dessert Spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 1308

Fiddle Dessert Spoon

I have had this fiddle dessert spoon for years, but it has defied all attempts at identification. It is in a standard English style fiddle pattern and of a good gauge. It is marked on the reverse of the shaft with AD beneath a sunrise and a pellet below in an oval shield. Any help with this long sta...
by paulh
Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mustard spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Thanks Pat. You have solved a long standing mystery. I suspected that it might be Canadian, as that is where there is a gap in my reference library.

Happy New Year

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mustard spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2156

Mustard spoon

I cannot find the marks on this spoon in any of my references. It is an English style fiddle mustard spoon of a good gauge silver and gilded in the bowl. The pseudo marks suggest that it is colonial, but my searches have not turned up any answers. The maker’s mark is MSB in a cut cornered rectangle....
by paulh
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Tongs
Replies: 5
Views: 3480

Tongs

You are most welcome. I should have added that the pattern was called "Henley"

Paul
by paulh
Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Tongs
Replies: 5
Views: 3480

silver tongs.

The mark is actually A.P. & Co for Arthur Price & Company. They were founded in 1902 by Arthur Price, as spoon makers in Birmingham. They are still in existence under various names, mainly Arthur Price of England. They still have factories in Birmingham and Sheffield, Although the company is...

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