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by SteveDWollongong
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Sterling Silver Mark? Please Help.
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Gorham Sterling Silver Mark? Please Help.

It is the mark of W M Durgin Co which was purchased by Gorham.

Please see: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_D2.html

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Pair large 8 1/2"spoons in box what was their use.
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Pair large 8 1/2"spoons in box what was their use.

Hi Guido, The crest on the spoons is that of King Edward VII. Your serving spoons were made in 1901(as you pointed out) which is the year his mother, Queen Victoria died, and he ascended the throne. I believe they were made as commemorate items of this royal event and would have been sold to both to...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: date seems confusing
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: date seems confusing

I agree the maker is Henry Matthews and the date letter is the italic letter v for 1895. I know it looks a lot like the letter b but if you compare with the example on Phils site below you will see that its a match. After bringing up the page, click on the column containing 1895 and then on the indi...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Is this maker?
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Is this maker?

Hello Chris, I'm only able to view one image, the others are showing a Photobucket error message. The image I can see shows the letter W in a circle with a left facing lion. This is the mark of the Whiting Manufacturing Company of New York. Please see: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_W4.html ...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hanau ?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Hanau ?

Forgot to add that I think the fineness mark is a rubbed 930 which is common of German manufactured silver made for export to the UK.
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help identifying hallmarks
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Help identifying hallmarks

The marks look to me to be those of Hanau maker JD Schleissner & Son.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hanau ?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Hanau ?

Hi Kurban,

Yes it's Hanau. The marks are those of Weinranck & Schmidt. See

http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Twisted spoon hallmark help pls
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Twisted spoon hallmark help pls

Hi Ash,

I read London 1831, maker William Chawner II.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Photo frame
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Photo frame

Id' like to clarify a minor point. Ag2012 has stated that it was made in Florence and imported into the UK. The hallmarks show it to be the other way around do they not? I see domestic Sheffield 1992 marks, not import marks.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Colonial, French or London Mark Help Please
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Colonial, French or London Mark Help Please

Hi, I agree with Aguest. I see the Victoria duty mark, lion passant, date letter is unclear(possibly M for1887) and leopard head for London assay. Apart from positive id of date letter these all corroborate the maker being Thomas Smiley. The makers mark on your brooch is Smileys later one, being reg...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: ID for Sliver Salver platter Chased
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: ID for Sliver Salver platter Chased

Hi Vango, I have resized and embedded the most important photo for all to see. We cannot offer any values on this Forum and your request may be edited by one of our moderators but I can tell you that the maker is Graff, Washbourne & Dunn of New York. Please see here: http://www.925-1000.com/amer...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.

Thanks Krisztián for all the valuable info and thankyou to Trev for the link. I notice the link contains the same miniature goblets.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Austro-Hungarian Pest maker of miniatures.

Good afternoon all, I have just purchased this little miniature/doll house set because I've never seen one like it before. The various miniature solid silver tea sets and Dutch and Hanau furniture, not to mention the array of 20th C Italian miniatures are reasonably common in small quantities in Aus...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with makers mark Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Help with makers mark Identification

Hi Qajeff, I have had a look at your photos by copying the visible URL into my browser and would have posted the photos for you as you are having some difficulty, but unfortunately your link is to a commercial website and this is against the Forum rules. I can tell you however that your candle stick...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifing this mark
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: Need help identifing this mark

Hi Don, Have a look at this previous post on the St Marco Lion. It goes somewhat off topic regarding registration numbers but you will find an interesting post from Amena showing that the St Marco Lion was also used in Bologna by one manufacturer. http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifing this mark
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: Need help identifing this mark

Hi Don Smoka,

I'm finding the marks too difficult to interpret due to their diminutive dimensions...but looking at their position, plus shape and decoration of the set itself, speaks volumes as to its origin. Everything about it shouts Italy to me. Wait and see what Amena has to say...

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Please help identify silver hallmark on snuff box
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Please help identify silver hallmark on snuff box

Hi Gerox,

Everything about this box suggests Simon Rosenau of Bad Kissingen (Hanau, Germany) to me. Makers mark SR under a crown. Check out :

http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

and see what you think...

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Do you recognise this silver stamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Do you recognise this silver stamp?

Hi,
The mark is that of the American Silver Company of Bristol, Connecticut.

See:
http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_A.html

and
viewtopic.php?t=358

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: this tea pot not too sure about at all please help me
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: this tea pot not too sure about at all please help me

If you look on the rim above the Gorham maker mark of lion, anchor and letter G....you will see the word STERLING. I assume you understand that this means solid silver of 925 parts per 1000. The numbers 3355 are of no significance. They are internal manufacturing numbers either relating to the patte...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: London Silversmith's Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: London Silversmith's Mark

Hi Kevin, I agree with AG2012 and his attribution to Carrington & Co and I'd just like to point out that your pattern is actually Queens rather than Kings. They are very similar but the main difference between the two is the shell on the front is convex on the Queens and concave on the Kings. Ch...

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