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by legrandmogol
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Thank you for the links and references. I will try to hunt them down. I keep a list of books I can't find or are too expensive and just wait to till they show up and are affordable on the books sites I trust.
by legrandmogol
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

Hi, thank you, everyone, for all your help. You've discovered a lot more information than I thought would be found. And the additional information regarding the possible merchant whose death is being commemorated is very exciting. Being able to understand a piece's place in history always makes my h...
by legrandmogol
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

I think Sasropakis is correct that it is probably from the Baltics. I had originally thought it was from Vevey Switzerland but the style of the spoon is wrong for there.
by legrandmogol
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon
Replies: 19
Views: 237

18th Century Memento Mori 193mm Rattail Spoon

I am stumped with this one. The marks are very clear but I cannot find anything that is a good match. It appears to be a W with a ladder over it and the initials JD? FD?. The inscription reads "H.H. natus 1698 Denata 1753". It's possible the piece is English but I don't get that feeling so...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Dutch Spice Jar - Hallmark Identification Help

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Is this the maker's mark? Kind of looks like it but it could be something else. Can you get a clearer picture?
by legrandmogol
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: 17th century English spoons reworked in the 19th century.

Another interesting point, there were a lot of second-hand silver sellers in England back then. With Victorian tastes being less plain, some silver seller with a glut of old spoons that weren't selling probably tried to spice things up and it took off. Much like the sellers today who turn teaspoons ...
by legrandmogol
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

The spoon looks very American to me. Is it kind of flimsy? If so then it is almost certainly American. Perhaps it is an unknown makers mark for Emmor Jefferis of Delaware who worked from 1827 - 1842 in Wilmington. It would fit the era of this spoon. Pure speculation though.
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

My great grandmother's name was Ida. Thank for your help Peter. If in your research you ever come across anything let me know
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

Thanks Peter. Sorry for my blurry pictures. I don't quite see an ax though. It looks more like a human head with either a scarf (moors head? blackamore?) in a Roman soldiers helmet. Sorry for my blurry pictures. I was also leaning towards 1647 since the spoon is engraved 1646 and is most likely a bi...
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

17th Century Hoorn Hoof Spoon?

I believe this spoon is from the city of Hoorn and the date letter is most likely for 1647. It is engraved IDA:G:1646. The city mark is partially obliterated. I believe the R is 1647 because the next time they used an R it would also have had the Dutch lion mark as well. I could be wrong of course. ...
by legrandmogol
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1837

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

thank you for your opinion and also for the references. I will be sure to add that book to my library as it looks incredibly useful. As for the handle, I think its very Dutch in style but the mark is very not Dutch so it has me stumped. Hopefully something conclusive pops up
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1837

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

Wow, I will assume your rude method of correspondence is because English is not your first language. Now as the owner of the knife, I'll mention again that the hilt is broken and additional marks could have been on the portion that is missing. However, hallmarking from the 17th century and earlier i...
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1837

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

When I compare the mark in the 3rd picture I posted to the 7th and 8th marks in the top row of marks pictured at the Finnish hallmark site I see a pretty good resemblance. Not an exact match but pretty near and the best so far especially when you consider we only have a drawing to compare it too and...
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German Nuernberg Trefid Spoon?
Replies: 1
Views: 483

German Nuernberg Trefid Spoon?

The person I purchased this from attributes the spoon to Johann Conrad Weiss but I cannot match up the marks. The ICW is clear enough but the N looks more like an M or perhaps something else entirely. It may not even be German so any help is appreciated. https://i.postimg.cc/xNGfFRws/IMG-5797.jpg ht...
by legrandmogol
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1837

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

The seller responded and told me they found it inside the old city limits of Utrecht
by legrandmogol
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1837

Re: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

thank you for your help so far. I asked the seller where he originally found it and I await his response. The handle is small, it measures 65mm long x 15mm wide x 6mm thick.
by legrandmogol
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1837

16th Cenury Dutch? French? Silver knife hilt

I am not expecting much luck with this piece but it is hallmarked which is the only reason I figured I would try. The mark kinda looks French but the handle looks Dutch in style. It was found by someone who was metal detecting in the Netherlands. I cleaned it up, there was no telling what it was mad...
by legrandmogol
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again

I wouldn't get your hopes up. "Colorado Silver" is almost certainly another deceptive name for nickel silver such as Potosi Silver, Nevada Silver, Brazil Silver, Yukon Silver, Mexican Silver, Venetian Silver etc. (often places that are famous for silver mines). If it were any kind of pure ...
by legrandmogol
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: identification help required
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: identification help required

the piece is Dutch and the city mark is for Utrecht. Peter, (OEL) will know more.
by legrandmogol
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Old bracelet identification
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Old bracelet identification

Hi, not really a bracelet, it is a pocket watch chain and fob. If it is signed it would be somewhere on the clasp and on the fob. The mark you are describing is most likely part of the design or something someone did at a later date sort of like graffiti. It is hard to tell from your pictures.

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