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by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown marks on silver plate | lion | flower | crown
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Unknown marks on silver plate | lion | flower | crown

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Images of marks and the items they are on are essential for questions to be answered properly. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (choose 'Share', then copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) is recommended. Do not us...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Sterling silver clasp with IN in an oval mark
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Sterling silver clasp with IN in an oval mark

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Images of marks and the items they are on are essential for questions to be answered properly. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (choose 'Share', then copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) is recommended. Do not us...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Need help with maker´s mark and date
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Need help with maker´s mark and date

Definitely William Turner - the stop at the end is a distinctive feature. Turner registered this mark in June 1754 and these forms of the crowned leopard's head and lion passant marks were only in use until 1755/56. So the date letter (the mark on the left) can only be "t" or "u"...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Date letter Poss a "d" (would that tally up)
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Date letter Poss a "d" (would that tally up)

Your boxed set comprises a sugar bowl and milk jug; there would also have been available a matching teapot and probably a hot water jug and coffee pot. And a top-end tea service might also have a paraffin (kerosene) burner and kettle.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks

I should have looked for the maker's mark in my own listings under SW rather than SM or WS (thanks Sasropakis). Grimwade lists this mark in the section of his book entitled "Unregistered Marks". These are, in general, not really unregistered but cannot be researched because the relevant re...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: George Gray
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: George Gray

That certainly looks like a George Gray overstrike. The size of the letters, larger than the understruck mark, is typical. At 1792 the Bateman mark, as you have mentioned, would be PB over AB for Peter & Ann Bateman but, although there appears to be the top of a "P" there is not enough...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Cannot identify the silver hallmarks

I don't understand what you mean by "cover the city mark". The London crowned leopard's head mark looks perfectly normal in your picture, albeit with a bit of wear due to use and polishing. That said you have a spoon with a date letter which I am pretty sure is "d" for the assay ...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: New But Old Wedding Ring "Help"
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: New But Old Wedding Ring "Help"

Highly unlikely to be William Maguires as he registered as a "pencil case manufacturer" and made things like cigar and cigarette cases. I can't tie the maker down absolutely but would suggest that it is very probably William Manton, a prolific manufacturing jeweller.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Pete Aitken I, Glasgow silversmith address?
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Pete Aitken I, Glasgow silversmith address?

From Pigot& Co's "New Commercial Directory of Scotland for 1825-6" in the Glasgow section under Jewellers & Silversmiths: Aitken Peter, 80, Trongate and from the 1837 edition: Aitken Peter, 48, Arcade & 96 Argyle st His working life is implied as 1801 to 1841 by the Incorporati...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver Tray with unknown marks
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Silver Tray with unknown marks

Hi and welcome to the forum. This is an electroplate mark used by the Hartford Sterling Co of Philadelphia, PA. It has been positively identified in another post on this site (http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=40206) where it is seen in conjunction with the company's initials. I can...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Vintage pin on with a large pink diamond
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Vintage pin on with a large pink diamond

Thanks for doing that. I have tidied up your additional attempts. The mark is an Edinburgh (Scotland) hallmark with the date letter G for 1981. Now all we need to do is to work out what the sponsor's / maker's mark is (the circular mark). Your picture is not quite clear enough so can you either try ...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: help with hallmarks needed
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: help with hallmarks needed

Both handle and bowl would have been done at the same time, possibly with another spoon to make a pair, but the other spoon may have had a completely different hallmark - they didn't bother too much about that sort of thing!

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: help with hallmarks needed
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: help with hallmarks needed

All good - except for the date, which is 1746.

You may be aware that the decoration is not original to the spoon; it has suffered from the Victorian vogue of prettifying an old, plain spoon. I prefer to see it as it was intended, but personal tastes differ.....

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Identification needed please
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Identification needed please

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (choose 'Share', then copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) is recommended. Do not use Photobucket or Dropbox. Please ...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Crescent brooch - ? missing agate - ??.H.L - STG SIL
Replies: 2
Views: 321

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

The mark "STG SIL" is often an indication of a New Zealand or Australian origin. As you are in NZ you might like to have a trawl through one of these topics on Australian and New Zealand silversmiths to see if you come up with anything. Some of the images are missing but you might be able ...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Vintage pin on with a large pink diamond
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Vintage pin on with a large pink diamond

The host you are using to store your pictures is not a suitable one for this forum as it only appears to allow sharing of links to images and not the images themselves. We suggest https://postimages.org (choose 'Share', then copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code), but there are other sites available. I...
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Penannular Brooch - unable to decipher marks
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Penannular Brooch - unable to decipher marks

The date letter in this Edinburgh hallmark is Q for 1971 and the sponsor's mark is TE - Thomas Kerr Ebbutt, or more accurately at the date of the brooch, T K Ebbutt Ltd as Ebbutt himself died in 1921.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Was Robert Allison as early as 1937 - ? Glascow
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Was Robert Allison as early as 1937 - ? Glascow

It's definitely Glasgow, 1961. You should not be looking to distinguish the letter shapes from each other but in this case to note that the punch shapes are completely different. Examples: 1937 : http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dates/Glasgow/1937.jpg 1961 : http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Date...
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling

There should be a lion passant (for sterling silver) somewhere - perhaps that's what it is? The silver desperately needs a clean; with a bit of luck the marks will be a bit more evident once you have done that.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling

I can confirm that the hallmark is definitely Birmingham 1900. However your guess at HH is going to be wide of the mark. Hannah Howard was working as a watch case maker in the first part of the 19th century so HH cannot be her on the basis of both date and the fact that case makers seldom made anyth...

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