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by buckler
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LEVI, Jacob (Grimwade p.581)
Replies: 3
Views: 4807

Re: LEVI, Jacob (Grimwade p.581)

See
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=51905
for further information
by buckler
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark
Replies: 16
Views: 6129

Re: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark

As I understand it, you cannot SELL any silver with hallmarks which are not genuine, but ownership is not illegal. However technically I think that the Warders of the London Assay Office are entitled to seize it, subject it to assay, and if it fails assay to strike out the marks . I very much doubt ...
by buckler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark
Replies: 16
Views: 6129

Re: Early 19th Century Georgian Teaspoon Unknown WW mark

The Lion Passant looks very odd to me. Pseudo mark ?
by buckler
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: JOHNSTON, R (Grimwade p.563)
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: JOHNSTON, R (Grimwade p.563)

Leslie Southwick "London Silver ~hilted Swords" gives further extensive further details of his life etc on pages 153 - 155. The book being out of print (and expensive on second-hand market) can be obtained under the public library service. I have a copy . His trade card and a bill from him...
by buckler
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LEVI, Jacob (Grimwade p.581)
Replies: 3
Views: 4807

Re: LEVI, Jacob (Grimwade p.581)

After his short-lived partnership mark with Thomas Evans (Grimwade 2747), he entered a sole mark as a Bucklemaker on 19 October 1784. (Grimwade page 395) at 26, Mansell Street, Godman's Fields This mark sometimes occurs on Sugar Tongs , often with an incuse George duty mark . I've never seen it on a...
by buckler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: B C - on buckles 0f 1756 - Benjamin Cartwright or Cooper ?
Replies: 1
Views: 6700

Re: B C - on buckles 0f 1756 - Benjamin Cartwright or Cooper ?

An identical mark has now been seen on two pairs of silver spurs. A Benjamin Cowper is recorded as supplying Parker & Wakelin with spurs in 1771 -1773 at least - The name spelt Cowper is not recorded as silversmith by Grimwade so I feel it not unlikely that this is the same man, perhaps suggesti...
by buckler
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BROCKWELL, William (Grimwade p.450)
Replies: 4
Views: 2949

Re: BROCKWELL, William (Grimwade p.450)

Thanks Trevor this is an interesting post for me. There are many WB marked buckles of his period , which I have tended to regard as probably by William Ballantine. But looking at the names in this account of William Brockwell, I'm struck by the number of known bucklemakers, - George Giles, George Lo...
by buckler
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Mary Sumner Spoon? Identification Help Needed Please
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: Mary Sumner Spoon? Identification Help Needed Please

Just to be pedantic the head is that of George III.
by buckler
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: I F mark on Buckles c1750 perhaps John Foote
Replies: 0
Views: 5082

I F mark on Buckles c1750 perhaps John Foote

Found on a pair of shoe buckles with a London Lion Passant Guardant of the 1740 -1756 period.

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My guess is John Foote (Grimwade p.511)
by buckler
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: THOMEGAY, Mark (Grimwade p.680, 768-9)
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

Re: THOMEGAY, Mark (Grimwade p.680, 768-9)

Pat(Silverly) has discovered that there were two Mark Thomegays, one the son of the other. 23 January 1763 Mark, son of Mark Thomegay of Moorefields in the County of Middlesex, Gold Chain Maker was apprenticed to Richard Clark Needlemaker of London. 10 September 1763 This mark given in Grimewade mus...
by buckler
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: A new acquisition... but who made it?
Replies: 8
Views: 3886

Re: A new acquisition... but who made it?

The obvious candidate is Charles Fox I. However it's a very late piece for him, as the item was made in 1821/82 during which period his son registered his first mark on 19 February 1822 and is believed to have taken over. Grimwade No 301 is that of Charles I- which seems to match nicely. But I would...
by buckler
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Opinion on maker of candlesticks
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: Opinion on maker of candlesticks

I think it is almost certain to be the mark of James Stamp and John Baker - despite it being prior to registration . These things happened in the less well regulated 18th century ! From the will of James Stamp it is clear that the two partners were related, probably cousins. The facts John Baker was...
by buckler
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HOW, William (Grimwade p.552 and 405)
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Re: HOW, William (Grimwade p.552 and 405)

This is believed to be the mark of William How & William Clark of 1777 https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg Not on a buckle , but on a pair of top hinged sugar tongs . Curiously these tongs bear no assay marks, only the makers mark struck twice to each ar...
by buckler
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: COOKE, Samuel (Grimwade p.400)
Replies: 1
Views: 1738

Re: COOKE, Samuel (Grimwade p.400)

Curiously although he registered what is almost certainly his first mark in 1776 I have never seen his SC on anything pre - duty . Considering the large number of small court style shoe buckles bearing his mark in the 1790 - 1813 period and fairly frequently encountered larger shoe buckles it is sur...
by buckler
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: William Seaman tablespoon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: William Seaman tablespoon?

You are correct in ascribing this assay mark to 1794/95 and thus ruling out William Seaman. There were however numerous W (pellet)S marks in the period, of which the William Summer I and II,as spoon makers must be a good suspects. However please remember that many other makers either bought in spoon...
by buckler
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

Re: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)

Retirement of Thomas Wallis I . Perhaps occasioned by the break in at his house in early 1785 21 September 1785 Morning Post and Daily Advertiser carries an advert for the sale of premises by Mr Skinner and Co "A VERY CONVENIENT LEASEHOLD HOUSE and a COMPLETE SET OF WORKSHOPS situate in MONKWEL...
by buckler
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)
Replies: 7
Views: 4752

Re: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)

4 November 1784 Whitehall Evening Post reported "the house of Mr Harrison, working silversmith in Monkwell Street, near Cripplegate, was broken open and robbed of plate and other property to a considerable amount " 4-6 November 1784 General Evening Post reports in an account of a robbery t...
by buckler
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

Re: WALLIS, Thomas I (Grimwade p.692, 770)

24 February 1774
Gazette and New Daily Advertiser
"WANTED one or two smart lads, as Apprentices, of decent parents, to a good working branch of the silver trade.
Enquire at Mr Thomas Wallis's No 37 Monkwell Street "
by buckler
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)
Replies: 7
Views: 4752

Re: HARRISON, William I (Grimwade p.538)

9 February 1765 Gazette and Daily New Advertiser reports "A few days since was married Mr William Harrison, silversmith in Monkwell Street to Mrs Brown, (his fourth wife) of Great Arthur Street " The comment "(his fourth wife ) is the newspaper's , not mine ! He seems to be something ...
by buckler
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London Makers Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Re: London Makers Mark

It was a short-lived partnership which lasted less than two years . Their joint mark was registered on 14 November 1803 at 14 Bartholomew Close. But on 11 March 1805 Sibley registered a sole mark at the the same address , when Ellerton had obviously moved to 1 Falcon Square, where he registered his ...

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