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by byron mac donald
Sun May 11, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help to Identify Hallmark on Tray
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Hi db-

Pseudomarks? http://www.925-1000.com/silverglossary4.html

Do you know if it is silver or silverplate?
by byron mac donald
Sun May 11, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: old sterling bracelet with blue stones large
Replies: 8
Views: 5951

Hi Jcm-

I do not know who IC is, but the stone looks like it may be natural sleeping beauty turquoise, from Sleeping Beauty Mountain Arizona. I do not know for sure though, It is a very nice piece.

Good Luck-
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by byron mac donald
Thu May 08, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Please Help in dating my Rogers&Bro Tea Pot set
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Hello-

I do not know the date, but your mark is here:

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_R.html


Regards
by byron mac donald
Mon May 05, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Fish Set Marked J R & S *
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Hello Pat-

I noticed that there is one mark that looks like Joseph Rodgers and sons, which is (not sure what to call it) a star burst. Did John Round and sons, and Joseph Rodgers, merge at one time? Or is the star burst a meaning of something else?

Byron
by byron mac donald
Sun May 04, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Please help me identify this maker. Hale ? or Male ?
Replies: 3
Views: 6604

Hello Pedro and Tom-

What do you think the metal is? looks hammered, could it be silver plated copper? either way it is a great looking piece.

Byron
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by byron mac donald
Sun May 04, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with Silver Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Hello Espirit-

Welcome to the best silver site and forum on the planet! This is a silver plated pot by Atkins Brothers as seen here:

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_A.html

Best Wishes-

Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: german handmade bowl marks
Replies: 4
Views: 2435

Hi Pat- I agree 100%, just the thought of the hands that may have touched an item hundreds of years ago is intriguing. I do family genealogy and if I would be able to find an item that was from my ancestors, it would not matter if it were made of wood, it would become one of the most valuable things...
by byron mac donald
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Identify Maker 'A&S', Birmingham (c) 1850 please
Replies: 6
Views: 6331

Hi Ian-

Did you figure out the date mark? the picture is not clear enough for me to tell for sure which letter it is.


Regards- Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Identify Maker 'A&S', Birmingham (c) 1850 please
Replies: 6
Views: 6331

Hi Ian- I am new to this also, but I think it is "Thomas Aston & William Aston", registered Birmingham 6 August 1857, the date letter on yours looks like a "K" ? and with the shape of the cartouche would date it to 1859? Could be one of the later K's also. here is the Birming...
by byron mac donald
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: who is leonard silver?
Replies: 8
Views: 22923

Hi Cray- See Electroplating here: http://www.925-1000.com/silverglossary2.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Here is another interesting tidbit, his obituary: http://www.eastboston.com/Archives/LEONARDFLORENCEHeraldObit.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have not b...
by byron mac donald
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: pair of carvers Art Nouveau? mark? France? Pls help identify
Replies: 17
Views: 5870

Hi Man-

Care to share the illustration you found? Because I still do not get it, even with chicken I carve from the top down to the platter.


Byron
by byron mac donald
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: pair of carvers Art Nouveau? mark? France? Pls help identify
Replies: 17
Views: 5870

Himan- I googled "carving fork with guard" and they are out there. The difference is that yours protrudes from the side and the ones I have found protrude from the back. Could this be due to regional customs and how the fork is held? I do not know, but Cheryls explanation is plausable to m...
by byron mac donald
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: pair of carvers Art Nouveau? mark? France? Pls help identify
Replies: 17
Views: 5870

Cheryl-

That is what I thought too, but it is movable and seems a bit to large for a safety guard; why would it be movable?


Byron
by byron mac donald
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: pair of carvers Art Nouveau? mark? France? Pls help identify
Replies: 17
Views: 5870

Hi man! I do not know for sure but does the lever move the second tine up between the first and third? If it does, perhaps it is meant to pinch a thin slice of meat, such as a thin slice of turkey. It would then make sense to me; a person could start the slice with the knife and then hold on to it w...
by byron mac donald
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with Maker Identification
Replies: 1
Views: 1316

Hi Johny-

Goldfeder silver co:

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_G.html


Regards- Byron
by byron mac donald
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: What passes for a Thai hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 5519

Hello Fatso-

Could you tell us what the whole context of the writing says? I see MacDon... so of course I am interested.

Regards- Byron B. MacDon...
by byron mac donald
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Large cuff bracelet with puzzling Arabic hallmarks ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4668

Greetings Hada-

Would you be able to tell us which mark is for Pakistan and which says "Khan" ?

Thank you- Byron
by byron mac donald
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown Silver Mark - Please help, i'm a newbie :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Hi Cristalsnow- Looks like pewter to me also, but do not think that this takes away from it's importance. In fact pewter artists can be even harder to collect, because it was more often likely to be melted down and used again. There are many sites that may be able to help in identifying this maker, ...
by byron mac donald
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question C.
Replies: 8
Views: 3575

There are three more of them in the Museum of Fine Arts, if you would like to take a look. The engraving on each is just as impressive.

http://www.mfa.org/collections/search_a ... +Courtauld

Byron
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