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by buckler
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: silver ladle, turned wood handle - advice on marks
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: silver ladle, turned wood handle - advice on marks

Well the Lion Passant is in the form used in London in the 1739 to 1756 period so the dateletter "m" would be 1747/48 although it looks a little odd.
However as a buckle collector I'm not familiar with the dateletters of that period !
by buckler
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: TM on buckle of 1740 to 1750 period
Replies: 0
Views: 4768

TM on buckle of 1740 to 1750 period

Found on a stock buckle with the 1740 / 1756 Lion Passant Guardant assay mark of the London office

Image

It could possibly be IM but my guess would be TM.
I do not have any ideas on the sponsor at present .
by buckler
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: D J - on buckle of c1765 - c1775
Replies: 0
Views: 4945

D J - on buckle of c1765 - c1775

Probably the mark of Daniel James - see http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=47351 Somewhat unusual for a "J " rather than an " I " to be used at this period, but not unknown . http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n170/clivetaylor/Daniel%20James_zpsore50k3k.jpg Se...
by buckler
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: JAMES, Daniel (not recorded in Grimwade )
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

JAMES, Daniel (not recorded in Grimwade )

Believed (by me at least ) to have marks in the lost small-workers register of 1739 - 1756. He appears to have been a bucklemaker There may be a father and son in the account below, and possibly even a third man. 20 April 1757 [The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17570420-27] ......Daniel James ...
by buckler
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: CRESPIN, Paul (Grimwade p.478)
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Re: CRESPIN, Paul (Grimwade p.478)

4 November 1947 GENERAL ADVERTISER, p 2 carries the following :- To be peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION By JOHN HEATH ..... ..... To which will be added, by Order of the Assignees The Gold and Silver Toys late of Mr PAUL CRISPIN ( designed for Exportation ) Consisting of Gold and Silver Snuff Boxes, Etw...
by buckler
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MORLAND, George (Grimwade p.600)
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: MORLAND, George (Grimwade p.600)

Further to the first posting here is a slightly abbreviated transcript of the Old Bailey { t17620114-29 ] trial of James Chassey of of 14th January 1762. It contains some fascinating technical details of a silversmiths craft and trade In the trial the Proceedings of the Old Bailey gives Henry Corry ...
by buckler
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PARADISE, William (Grimwade p.613-4)
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

Re: PARADISE, William (Grimwade p.613-4)

8th September 1731. Old Bailey trial - Reference Number: t17310908-22 William Roberts , alias George Smith , of St. Bride's , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Cane, Value 18 s. the Goods of William Paradise , on the 31st of July last.[ 1731] The Prisoner came to the Prosecutor's Shop, while h...
by buckler
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: KEMPTON, Robert (Grimwade p.569)
Replies: 2
Views: 2078

Re: KEMPTON, Robert (Grimwade p.569)

The entry is undoubtedly "Branbury" but I think it's a mistake for Banbury , an important market town in Oxfordshire.
My wife and I do our grocery shopping there on Tuesdays !
by buckler
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Pair of buckles with French mark for large foreign articles
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: Pair of buckles with French mark for large foreign articles

Undoubtedly a pair of shoe buckles.
By the style around 1770 - 1780 , unless they are rather large (say 90mm or larger) in which case c1790 -1820 ( when some retro styles were popular). This is based on English buckle fashion , although they do not have English marks
Sorry not to be specific !
by buckler
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: NASH, Thomas (Grimwade p.604, 760, 402, 321)
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: NASH, Thomas (Grimwade p.604, 760, 402, 321)

As has been seen, our Mr Thomas Nash was somewhat of a peripatetic silversmith. And it appears he had other strange habits. . Two examples of his 14th January 1767 smallworkers mark are given below . The "dogtooth" to the bottom is very clearly visible, and one can see the upper one , alth...
by buckler
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Probably John Lambe but
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: Probably John Lambe but

I think there is another factor we tend to ignore when using Grimwades images . In theory all new punches should be registered at Goldsmiths' Hall. In practise I personally believe that a prolific silversmith would have had more than one identical punch made each time he ordered . Thus there would b...
by buckler
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BULT, James (Grimwade p.453)
Replies: 5
Views: 3389

Re: BULT, James (Grimwade p.453)

There is a very constructive article by Anthony Twist in "Silver Studies 25 - 2009 " entitled "James Bult and his Partners 1774 - 1834 " which comprehensively covers the various twists and turns of the premises at 85/86 Cheapside. It gives considerable details on the various part...
by buckler
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BULT, James (Grimwade p.453)
Replies: 5
Views: 3389

Re: BULT, James (Grimwade p.453)

GEEDBEHERE
GOODBEHERE
GODBEHERE

Whatever next !
by buckler
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas! - 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 12388

Re: Happy Christmas! - 2016

A very Happy Christmas to everyone !
by buckler
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Consensus on I*M hallmark?
Replies: 3
Views: 2952

Re: Consensus on I*M hallmark?

John Muns was definitely dead by 22 March 1768 when his will was proved at PCC .
See viewtopic.php?f=74&t=3480
by buckler
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: SPREE, Henry (Grimwade p.667-8)
Replies: 3
Views: 3447

Re: SPREE, Henry (Grimwade p.667-8)

13 November 1734 Christening of Amey Spree, daughter of Henry Spree and his wife Sarah at St James, Clerkenwell London (IGI ) 1 May 1738 Grimwade gives his sole known entered as smallworker " in hockle hole " ( Hockley in the Hole) [Grimwade No 1066] This is believed to be an example, foun...
by buckler
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LUTWYCHE, William (Grimwade p.587, 758 )
Replies: 1
Views: 1793

Re: LUTWYCHE, William (Grimwade p.587, 758 )

Considerable new information on this gentleman indicates that perhaps Grimwades Addenda, page 758 which suggests that Mark 3908 is not William Lutwyche and John Henry Vere , but John Vincent and Henry Lawford may be questionable . William Lutwyche may well have been in partnership with his father in...
by buckler
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: London Lost Registers & Unrecorded Marks
Topic: IL / WL seen on tongs and a buckle, both of c 1760
Replies: 1
Views: 5768

IL / WL seen on tongs and a buckle, both of c 1760

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n170/clivetaylor/ILWL_zpsiuyismol.jpg This mark has been seen on a cast pieced pair of tongs, and on a stock buckle. both with the post 1755 Lion Passant Guardant of London Speculatively I suggest that it may be a lost smallworkers register mark of John and Willia...
by buckler
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ASHLEY, Jeconiah (Grimwade p.426)
Replies: 3
Views: 2992

Re: ASHLEY, Jeconiah (Grimwade p.426)

Collage - The London Picture Archive http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/view-item?key=SXsiUCI6eyJ2YWx1ZSI6ImdvbGRzbWl0aCIsIm9wZXJhdG9yIjoxLCJmdXp6eVByZWZpeExlbmd0aCI6MywiZnV6enlNaW5TaW1pbGFyaXR5IjowLjc1LCJtYXhTdWdnZXN0aW9ucyI6MywiYWx3YXlzU3VnZ2VzdCI6bnVsbH19&pg=227&WINID=1480184681564#5ZARm_...
by buckler
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: FAUX, John ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: FAUX, John (Grimwade p.506)

Many thanks . Definitely not marks of any English Assay Office ! The Lion Passant appears from his tail to be connected to a high voltage cable, poor thing ! Can we have a picture of the actual tongs please ? That may give a clue Then I think these posts could be transferred to the Provincial Marks ...

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