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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:28 pm
by dognose
Here is the photo of James Hackett's mark (see above post).

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Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:50 pm
by dognose
Retailer or maker?

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A silverplated table spoon marked with a British Registry Mark for the 10th January 1882 and with the name 'Polland' and 'Belfast'.

The only suspect I have for this one is Edward Polland who appears in Belfast directories as a Watchmaker of 10, Hudson Street in 1877, a Watchmaker of 108, Dover Street in 1880, a Watchmaker & Jeweller of 18, High Street in 1901 and as Edward Polland Ltd, Watchmakers & Jewellers of 18, High Street in 1907 and 1910. (Thanks to Lennon Wylie for the Belfast Directory information).

Whether or not he had the facility for producing flatware or if he had them made for him with no clue to a manufacturers name marked on them, I know not, but the piece is of a good quality.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:36 am
by MCB
Hello Trev,

Not having come across any silverware with a Dublin mark for Powell I wonder if he registered. If not the more likely for anything he sold which required assay to have been bought in. This would also perhaps include buying in the silverplated spoon albeit with his name already on it.
Possibly the name on the Design Register could give a clue as to who produced the spoon?

Regards,
Mike

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:42 pm
by Granmaa
An earlier example of Twycross with Power's mark. Found on a nice piece of holloware.

Miles

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:06 pm
by Granmaa
A new and relatively modern one. Weir & Sons 1908.

Miles

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:21 am
by dognose
Hi Miles,

That would be Thomas Weir, he arrived in Dublin from Glasgow to form a short-lived partnership with A. Rogers as 'Weir & Rogers' in 1869, but the partnership was finished by 1872.

Thomas Weir continued at the original address of 3, Wicklow Street and Weir & Sons, as the firm became known as from after 1900, still occupy the same premises today.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:21 pm
by Granmaa
An 1814 version of the Mullen mark with William Cummins.

Miles

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:35 am
by dognose
Here is a mark rarely seen, that of Pim Brothers of Dublin, noted on a John Smyth teaspoon, 5 3/4" (14.5 cm) in length and 26 grams in weight, assayed at Dublin in 1878

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Pim Brothers - Dublin - 1873

Pim Brothers were primarily poplin manufacturers and drapers, but had a large department store located at 75-85 South Great George Street, and as can be seen from the advertisement below, also at Exchequer Street. Amongst the known partners of this Quaker family business were: Joseph Todhunter Pim, Richard Pim, F.W. Pim, Jonathan Pim, Thomas Pim and John Gilbert.

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Pim Brothers - Dublin - 1876

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Pim Brothers - Dublin - 1894

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:23 pm
by dognose
This one's interesting, presumably John Sheils of Dublin being the maker and John Tolekin of Cork being the retailer.

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This mark was noted on a 7 1/4" dessert spoon, assayed at Dublin in 1803.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:11 pm
by dognose
An updated listing of Irish retailer marks:

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Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:04 pm
by dognose
This one is a slightly different version of the maker/retailer combination. This duo was noted recently on a teaspoon assayed at Dublin in 1821.

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As can be seen, the teaspoon is struck with the marks of Carden Terry & Jane Williams, along with the mark of Richard Garde, both of Cork. The likely explanation for this pairing, is that Carden Terry & Jane Williams were the makers with Richard Garde being the retailer. Carden Terry died on the 16th July 1821 and Jane Williams closed the business soon after her father's demise. It would appear from this marking that Richard Garde purchased, some or all, of the remaining stock of the Terry-Williams partnership.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:20 pm
by dognose
Retailer mark of Rumley, noted on a James Le Bas fiddle pattern teaspoon, assayed at Dublin in 1828.

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Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:22 am
by dognose
A Cork combination, maker Joseph Kinselagh, retailer John Whelply.

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Noted on a tablespoon assayed at Dublin in 1808.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:09 am
by dartsil
Here is another example for the project Trev.
Dublin 1825 on a dessert spoon, Marked with the marks of Christopher Eades as well as Matthew West.

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Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:55 am
by dognose
Member doc has kindly provided another Irish retailer mark:

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R. CAVE - noted on a large stuffing/basting spoon assayed at Dublin in 1834 and manufactured by Richard Garde of Cork.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:11 am
by dognose
BDL noted on teaspoon by James Keating and Richard Flood, assayed at Dublin in 1811.

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Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:30 pm
by dognose
A possible example of the retailer marking secondhand pieces:

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A. Cooke - Clonmel - 1889

Noted on a spoon assayed at Dublin in 1816, made by James Scott.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:08 am
by dognose
L.O.H or H.O.T?

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Noted on a fiddle pattern teaspoon by Samuel Green of Cork.

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:54 pm
by dognose
A possible candidate for the identity of the mystery 'LOH', may be that of Laurence O'Hagan, a Limerick Watchmaker, who may well have been a retailer also.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14712

Trev.

Re: Irish Retailer Marks--Long Term Project

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:54 am
by dognose
Dear Members,

We are delighted to announce the addition of a new section to the Encyclopedia at 925-1000.com

IRISH RETAILER MARKS

This new section, some five pages of marks, will hopefully solve some riddles regarding these additional marks that were often applied to Irish silverware and are often the subject of confusion to the collector.

The new section can be found at: Irish Retailer Marks or via the Dublin pages at: Irish Hallmarks

As with all pages of the Encyclopedia, we are always looking to expand them, so if you have any further examples of Irish retailer marking, please post them here in this topic.

Regards to all,

The Admin Team