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by Aguest
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Danish Silver Mouse Spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Danish Silver Mouse Spoon?

Do the characters of the hallmark appear to be Japanese? :: There were tiny carvings called "netsuke" and although relatively few were made of silver, still the high quality of the work here does suggest a Japanese maker or possibly Chinese export maker ::: A Far East forum member might be...
by Aguest
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Gorham Pattern Number 75 Nutcracker
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Gorham Pattern Number 75 Nutcracker

The handles remind me of the hollow-handled bread forks of the time, perhaps a nutcracker will show up in an old catalogue (or CD-ROM) ::
by Aguest
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

I am trying to read the word after HG it might be a last name or.....?
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

Deceased 13 August 1797 is another more precise documentation, so this spoon form occurs much earlier than I would have thought.....
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

In “Maryland silversmiths 1715-1830” the authors Pleasant & Sill have him listed as “Jonathan Davenport” and they state that nothing certain is known as to Davenport’s silver or his mark. It shows an I pellet D hallmark that is similar but the attribution is tentative.
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

Apparently the John Davenport which Louise Conway Belden attributes this hallmark to worked in Baltimore and Philadelphia 1789-1796 and listed deceased 1801 so hopefully this clears up the confusion
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

John Davenport is what I just found in a reference book with a hallmark extremely similar to this spoon and the dates of his working life seem more consistent with an early 19th century form
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

I am guessing this is the son of John David also named John David who worked at his fathers shop until 1811 although I don’t have a precise match for the hallmark
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

What is that addendum about John David working in his father’s shop in philladelphia until 1811? That seems to be more likely based on the form. Is that the original John David or did John David have a son?
by Aguest
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

I just have not seen this form of spoon so early :: if it is 1790 then I would not expect to see such a flared handle and the two tiny points behind the bowl. ::: Maybe the silversmith was ahead of his time? I have read of a couple of unidentified I D hallmarks, but perhaps it is the Philadelphia 17...
by Aguest
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Jonathan Danforth?

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by Aguest
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Jonathan Danforth?
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Jonathan Danforth?

Is this the Jonathan Danforth who died December 1820 and lived in Middletown Connecticut?

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by Aguest
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Need help dating these coin silver items...
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Need help dating these coin silver items...

These might be Kutch Indian Silver from India. This region was known for imitating English styles. The finial and the handles seem imitative of certain English teapot makers such as Charles Fox. Check out a few articles on Kutch silver and see what you think, its a good place to start anyway.....
by Aguest
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Could you help me please identify this item?
Replies: 5
Views: 4913

Re: Could you help me please identify this item?

I just wanted to comment that the level of precision of the piercings is really spectacular, especially in the center of the bowl, thank you for posting :::
by Aguest
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!
Replies: 10
Views: 3037

Re: 24A on Russian purse - the missing 24th artel?!

Tiny Chain Hallmark: The letter delta underneath the neck of the woman's head with the number "84" above did remind me of the Russian Import Mark of 1908-1917, but I know enough to know that I am out of my league here, there was a purse submitted by another member here which did have a &qu...
by Aguest
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Storybook Scoop Spoons 900 Coffee Bean
Replies: 10
Views: 2477

Re: Storybook Scoop Spoons 900 Coffee Bean

I've found the coffee-bean-handle spoon with authentic Brazilian hallmarks and my coffee-bean-handle spoons were brought to the USA by a family who lived in Brazil for many years before emigrating to the USA ::: I think the examples of Brazilian hallmarks were from a hand-drawn page in Tardy's World...
by Aguest
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 4055

Re: Unusual mark

The reason I didn't think it was a bigorne is because it seems to lack the extremely fine details I have noticed on other bigorne hallmarks :::: However, seeing as how these are the smallest bigorne hallmarks I have ever seen, perhaps there just wasn't room enough to provide the fine details (for in...
by Aguest
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Unusual mark
Replies: 10
Views: 4055

Re: Unusual mark

I see the fine detail now, I should have magnified, of course it is bigorne and the box is in very good condition as well :
by Aguest
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: I.Mc Sugar Tongs
Replies: 6
Views: 5089

Re: I.Mc Sugar Tongs

The form reminds me of James Erskine of Aberdeen :: I checked Aberdeen silversmiths and there is a "James McDonald" but I can't find an example of his hallmark for comparison :::
by Aguest
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Silver teapot
Replies: 1
Views: 3511

Re: Silver teapot

Is this another teapot where "Greece or Cyprus are possible provenance?" ::

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