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by SteveDWollongong
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Sterling year and silver type?
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Gorham Sterling year and silver type?

Hi,

The pattern is called Classic Bouquet and it is made from solid sterling silver as marked. I believe the pattern was introduced in 1972 and ceased in 1991.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Harrison Bros but who is H.S?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Harrison Bros but who is H.S?

Hi Gollom, I can confirm that this mark has been attributed to Harrison Bros & Howson. Please see : http://www.silvercollection.it/SILVERPLATEHALLMARKSH.html As you are already aware, their more commonly known makers mark does not include the letter 'S'. I don't know what it stands for but usual...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Early Australian Silversmiths
Replies: 394
Views: 143415

Re: Early Australian Silversmiths

SAMUEL DAVIS & CO

Edward Street and Charlotte Street, Brisbane, and, 4, Coleman Street Buildings, 47, Moorgate Street, London


Image

The Brisbane Courier
Monday April 29 1878

Steve (3 x great grandson)
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifying milk jug please
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Need help identifying milk jug please

Hi Relicdog, Welcome to the forum, Your jug is Italian and was made in Milan by the Messulam company. The style of registration mark dates is to somewhere between 1944 and 1968. It is made from solid 800 grade silver. For more on the maker please see here: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/search.php?ke...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed May 24, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austro-Hungarian silver cutlery who is the maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Austro-Hungarian silver cutlery who is the maker?

Hi Niceguy1. The shape of the cartouche containing the Diana head indicates the silver content. In this case the cartouche is the five lobed cinquefoil which represents 800 fineness silver. It also has the tiny number 3 within the cinquefoil which also stands for 800 grade. As a side point, the tiny...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu May 04, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Diffcult read Makers Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Diffcult read Makers Mark

Hi Buckm, I agree with the IK identification and would most probably attribute it to John King. If you do a google search on "london silver tankard John King" you will find a tankard identical to yours...including the year which is also attributed to John King. I first thought it was your ...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London Makers Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: London Makers Mark

Hi Buckm,

Your platter was made by the partnership of Thomas Ellerton & Richard Sibley I. Their mark was registered in London in 1803, the same year as your platter.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: No Assay Office shown
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: No Assay Office shown

Hi,
Confirming the year is 1802 which is too late for Thomas Dene. It works in perfectly however for Thomas Dicks. If you look at both maker marks, they are practically identical. You can find them here:

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Make ... TH.html#TD

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: ? Sheffield 1932
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: ? Sheffield 1932

Yes, I concur. Sheffield 1932. Maker is George Howson of Harrison Brothers & Howson.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Dish Ring
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Dish Ring

Yes 1800 is correct.

Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Foreign language medallion/charm? HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Foreign language medallion/charm? HELP!

Welcome to the forum, The writing is the Jewish Traveller Prayer in Hebrew. The item is a called a HAMSA keychain and is apparently often gifted to those about to embark on a trip. It looks like the previous owners name was Nial. Whether its made from silver, I'm unable to tell however it does appea...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Tasmanian Silver 1884
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Tasmanian Silver 1884

Hi Aguest,

I think you are spot on with your attribution of the profile to Truganini. It is a very good likeness and she is the most famous Tasmanian Palawa in Australia's history.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: What City Mark is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: What City Mark is this?

Sent that last post before I'd previewed it... The last paragraph was should have been: It would be great to establish the maker and find out when they were in business. They could have been made circa 1810 -1820 or be later reproductions with pseudo marks to make them look much older. Could you pos...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: What City Mark is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: What City Mark is this?

Hi Jdpb1shop, I don't think there is any question as to them being of a high quality and I assume they are made of solid high grade silver just as the bottle coasters are. The fact that you are located in the US and your bottle labels have a likely long provenance there, does point toward them origi...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: What City Mark is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: What City Mark is this?

Hi, These are really interesting marks. They are all definately fantasy marks, but from where they originate and why, I don't know. I have seen this same set once before in an article and the owner is possibly a forum member here also so may be able to add something more if he sees this post. Okay j...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Deer Teaspoon
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Dutch Deer Teaspoon

Hi Jannie The version of the sword mark on your spoon was introduced in 1953 and the merger of bv Koninklijke van Kempen & Begeer occurred in 1960. The makers mark on your spoon was in use from 1960 and according to the info provided by our knowledgeable Co Administrator Peter, until 2008, so yo...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with sugar tongue markings
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Help with sugar tongue markings

Hi Jörg,

I'm no expert on engraving but I see primarily bright cut and wriggle work. These are both done by hand.

There is an excellent short video on youtube showing wriggle work. Search on "Simple wheat cut and wriggle engraving ".

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Need help identifying the date and authenticity of this piece.
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Need help identifying the date and authenticity of this piece.

Thanks Phil, problem solved. I knew about the anchor rotation but forgot to consider it. I agree, it has to 'y', therefore 1898.

Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Need help identifying the date and authenticity of this piece.
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Need help identifying the date and authenticity of this piece.

Sorry, the photo is still poor. If you look at the photo on your screen and can't clearly see what letter it is, then neither can I.

Are you in possession of the vesta to take another photo or even just tell me which letter it is?

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Need help identifying the date and authenticity of this piece.
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Need help identifying the date and authenticity of this piece.

I've copied your photo and enhanced as best I could and think I can just make out the letter 'g'. If correct, your vesta was made in 1906.


Cheers,
Steve

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