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by bstaunto
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons

Hi team, I picked these spoons up the other day, mainly for the crest. The spoons are Scottish, made in Edinburgh in 1820s or so. The motto is in classical Greek. I think it means Good Tamer of Horses? But my Greek is a little rusty. The crest is a man waving his hat on a horse. Does anyone have any...
by bstaunto
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?

Hi there, A nice piece of Australian silver. From my anecdotal evidence, I think this WP maker was the most prolific maker in Sydney in the 1840s. It is hard to know who it was, William Park is the identification offered by Houstone in his book, but even he is unsure, it is based one record of Park ...
by bstaunto
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?

One potential seems to be Robert Wilson - New York, NY 1803-1810 and Philadelphia, PA 1812-1824
by bstaunto
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and GS&.S
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Pseudo marks and GS&.S

No worries Matt!

I'm away at the moment so can't check, but I'm pretty sure the mark is in Langdon's book. Can confirm when I'm back in a few weeks.

Ben
by bstaunto
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and GS&.S
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Pseudo marks and GS&.S

Hi Matt,

It is Canadian - George Savage and Son, Montreal. circa 1840-50.

Cheers,
Ben
by bstaunto
Thu May 31, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Got this back from the Sheffield Assay Office: This is the mark of William Wild & Co who registered with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 23rd December 1784. The mark registered normally has two W.W & Co but often you see it as W&Co as with your example. The company were based on Trinit...
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified Sponsors/Makers mark
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Unidentified Sponsors/Makers mark

Great spoon! :)
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Thanks Phil. I'll try and get a copy online.

Feel free to use the mark for your website if you like...it is a great resource I'm very thankful for!

Ben
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat
Replies: 1
Views: 588

HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Hi all, Here is an interesting little probably colonial Pap Boat. It is mark with HA and a flower mark. I've had West Indian suggested, but wondering if anyone else had seen these marks before? (another example of them, with a different HA punch, is in Houstone's book on Australian silver). Thanks, ...
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Hi team, Just wondering if anyone had a maker for these sugar tongs? The are hallmarked for Sheffield, 1800. The maker's mark is W&Co. Also, out of interest, is there a reference book that has been published on Sheffield Silver? Cheers, Ben http://i64.tinypic.com/2r5qdmu.jpg http://i65.tinypic.c...
by bstaunto
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French Chocolate Pot?
Replies: 1
Views: 664

French Chocolate Pot?

Hi team, I just got this chocolate pot. It is well hallmarked...each separate attached piece is marked. The main hallmarks on the bottom are a bit rubbed. I also am still confused by French marks! I think it could be Strasbourg? Around 1770s? But would love some confirmation and the date/maker if po...
by bstaunto
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?

Hi Goldstein,

Thanks so much. That's a shame its been 'modified' like that. Thanks for identifying the maker and showing me some beautiful examples.

Live and learn! (I will definitely know for next time!)

Cheers, Ben.
by bstaunto
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Peter Nordbeck silver spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: Peter Nordbeck silver spoon

Hi Anne,

At this stage it is really just dateable to his working career, around 1827-1861.

I'm sure if someone had time and access to any of his pieces with dated inscriptions, they may be able to date it a little narrower, but to my knowledge, no one has done that yet.

Cheers,

Ben
by bstaunto
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Hovedvandsaeg? Help with maker and date?

Hi team, I think this is a Hovedvandsaeg. Quick initial question, what was kept in the base? I understand the top was for spice? Also after some help with the maker of this one? It seems an uncommon shape for them? I would date it around 1780-1800, but keen to hear other's thoughts. http://i67.tinyp...
by bstaunto
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest

Thanks Amena!

Hopefully we can turn up the maker to confirm.

Ben
by bstaunto
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unusual marks on this spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Unusual marks on this spoon

I agree, looks Scottish (or Irish).

Maybe the F could be for Forres?

Ben
by bstaunto
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: Exeter 1798? Left facing Kings Head?

Here is a close up of the maker's mark.

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by bstaunto
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HAMON, Lewis (Grimwade p.532)
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Re: HAMON, Lewis (Grimwade p.532)

Here is another example of a pair of his labels.

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by bstaunto
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

E.G and other device fiddle pattern teaspoon - thistle crest

Hey team, A fiddle pattern teaspoon, probably provincial, possibly colonial or european. It has a crest of a thistle and is stamped E.G with a device (any ideas? A lamp?) and another device (once again, unsure of what?). Any thoughts would be great! Ben http://i63.tinypic.com/i2svoi.jpg http://i64.t...

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