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by legrandmogol
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon

Hi again. Sorry for the delayed response. There is a site, sterlingsilverfashions. I knew roughly what era it was from and checked the patterns for the most likely makers until I found yours. Very useful free site for American silver
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Help needed with spoon id.
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Help needed with spoon id.

Hi, I believe your spoon is by London Silversmith John Bryan. It matches up with Jackson's and Grimwade's. It looks like he worked in the 1730's but I can't find any additional info on him. Hopefully, someone else can shed some light. Beautiful spoon by the way.
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris 1737/1738 spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Paris 1737/1738 spoon

Thank you so much for your help. I did polish the piece but I refuse to dip pieces of this age and I try to leave tarnish in all the right places. It was much worse when I bought it. Also, a lot of the problem is my poor attempt at a picture. In-person, it is easy to read. This was the best pic out ...
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon

Hi, your lovely piece is in the Crete pattern by Knowles & Ladd of Rhode Island c1864-1875. Hope that helps
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Another Frisian Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Another Frisian Spoon

Thank you so much Peter, I would never have figured that out. It doesn't look like the example in Elias Voet's book but it does match up with other examples online. As the mark on my spoon is not fully struck it was even harder to figure out though. Again, thank you so much!
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Another Frisian Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Another Frisian Spoon

Thanks Peter, I couldnt' find it in my book but sometimes it takes a second pair of eyes
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Paris 1737/1738 spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Paris 1737/1738 spoon

Any help would be appreciated. I can make out that it is from Paris and dates from 1737/1738 but I am unsure of the maker. It appears to be an IB over LG with a chalice or goblet between them markers mark. https://i.postimg.cc/4KCVTghV/IMG-7631.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SYXxsnBs/IMG-7632.jpg https://...
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: An antique (?) tankard
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: An antique (?) tankard

no, I mean late Just based on the maker mark I don't think its early 17th century but it could be. Most of the similar tankards I found were also late 17th century. If you have a chance I highly recommend going through Hampel's archives of old auction catalogs. There were lots of wonderful examples ...
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Another Frisian Spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Another Frisian Spoon

I can't find this mark anywhere. It looks like J.O but not 100% on that. Any help would be much appreciated. https://i.postimg.cc/5XrMtvQz/IMG-7641.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/d7g8BqDX/IMG-7642.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vgVHry60/IMG-7643.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Jt3Hv3GP/IMG-7644.jpg https://i.postimg.c...
by legrandmogol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: An antique (?) tankard
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: An antique (?) tankard

Well I finally found the original listing at Hampel but in my search through their years of previous auctions, I would say it is safe to say they know their stuff especially regarding early German Silver. So I would safely say this is indeed a late 17th/early 18th-century German tankard. I don't thi...
by legrandmogol
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: An antique (?) tankard
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: An antique (?) tankard

If the one at the auction is merely identical to the one for sale then they are both fakes. But if they are the exact same tankard I would try to contact the auction house and check their credentials. They seem to be pretty good at distinguishing genuine pieces from copies. It is easy to call it a f...
by legrandmogol
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: An antique (?) tankard
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: An antique (?) tankard

First and most importantly, this is exact tankard was sold at Hampel Fine Auctions as a "17th-century German silver stein". Unfortunately, I cannot find the archive for this item to get more details information. Here are my thoughts on it. Usually large well made pieces of Hanau silver tha...
by legrandmogol
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: interesting early tea pot
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: interesting early tea pot

Probably late 19th early 20th-century pseudo marks. The handle looks like its hollow and wrong for the period as does the rest of the piece. Fun quirky pieces, like this, from the late Victorian period are often loosely based on original pieces. But even if we are all wrong and it is a 17th-century ...
by legrandmogol
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Crescent brooch - ? missing agate - ??.H.L - STG SIL
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Crescent brooch - ? missing agate - ??.H.L - STG SIL

I think your L might actually be a Ltd for limited. I can find no evidence of any New Zealand firms using a Ltd though in Winsome Shepherds book of New Zealand Silversmiths and Goldsmiths. Nor can I find any makers with Kh or RH initials. It doesn't mean it's not from New Zealand though.
by legrandmogol
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 18th century Frisian Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: 18th century Frisian Spoon

I think I might have figured it out. I think its Fonger Douma of Stavoren.
by legrandmogol
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: 18th century Frisian Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 218

18th century Frisian Spoon

This one is kinda tough. I can't find it in my books so I am not holding out a lot of hope anyone knows the maker. The mark appears to be a cursive D in a shield from what I can tell. Any help would be much appreciated. https://i.postimg.cc/HJtFn8v8/IMG-7508.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0MW3dRs8/IMG-750...
by legrandmogol
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Pseudo marked Dutch spoon?
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Pseudo marked Dutch spoon?

I double-checked and the spoon does measure 18.4cm but it weighs 55.2 grams
by legrandmogol
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Pseudo marked Dutch spoon?
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Pseudo marked Dutch spoon?

Of course, but it's at home and I am work. I'll bring with me to work tomorrow where my scales are. I work in the scrap precious metal industry so my scales are tested by the state and certified yearly. I bought this online though and not from a customer. Very very little old silver, let alone old E...
by legrandmogol
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Papal States Fork & Spoon c.1700?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Papal States Fork & Spoon c.1700?

Don't worry, I never buy anything I regret. I just make to set a budget for the pieces first. I also can't help myself, I will always be drawn to the pieces that are unique and unknown to me and I can't find anything quite like this set. I also have a healthy collection now of 17th/18th-century Euro...
by legrandmogol
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Papal States Fork & Spoon c.1700?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Papal States Fork & Spoon c.1700?

more specifically are there books or online resources that focus on antique Italian made spoons, forks and knives? Also if anyone has seen specifically faked pieces that look like these and they can recall where I would love to see them for comparison purposes.

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