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by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help ASAP! Silver 800 mark
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Need help ASAP! Silver 800 mark

Hi, The bad news is that your set appears to be a circa 1950's -1960's Italian made diecast alloy, thinly silver plated with 800 grade silver. These come onto the market regularly here in Australia as they were brought over with the many Italians who immigrated during the 1950's and 60's and who are...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is maker T.W
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Who is maker T.W

OK so the teapot has arrived and here are some better photos of the marks. While uploading, I realised I missed taking the lion passant through the loupe but there is a reasonable shot of it on the combined photo. Happy to take another of it separately if wanted. I have also noted two sets of matchi...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Please help identifying tray and spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Please help identifying tray and spoon

Hi Aaron, The hallmarks on your spoon are somewhat difficult to read but they look like Exeter marks to me with the maker as Richard Ferris. The duty mark is not clipped and given Ferris was known to be working 1784 - 1812 my best guess as to when it was made is circa 1790 - 1800. So the spoon preda...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with identification of apostle spoon hallmarks?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Help with identification of apostle spoon hallmarks?

Hi Chris, Thought I'd give you a hand to embed your photos. The reason you are having difficulty identifying the marks is that they aren't Dutch. They are German Hanau pseudo marks. The maker is JD Schleissner and Sohne. Please see here for more information and examples of your marks: https://www.92...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help identifying maker's mark
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Help identifying maker's mark

I too have just been through Grimwade with the same result and also think the lost register....

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who is maker T.W
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Who is maker T.W

Hi All, I just purchased the following Geo III teapot and would like some opinions on the maker and date. Unfortunately it is date letter O which is always a problem in positively identifying the year as 1809 or 1789 and so this has compounded the problem of establishing the maker. Stylistically plu...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Snuff / chewing tobacco container
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Snuff / chewing tobacco container

Juantotree is correct. This particular shoe could not have been designed for snuff or tobacco due to the filagree sides. The filagree makes it useless in both cases.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Inherited a few items have no clue.
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: Inherited a few items have no clue.

Tack Qrt.S
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Inherited a few items have no clue.
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: Inherited a few items have no clue.

@ Qrt.S

I found a thread on the forum of the Swedish site: precis en sån, back in 2009, where you provided information including the working dates for Saether Gull- og Solvvarefabrikk AS.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Celtic Cross 825 Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Celtic Cross 825 Mark?

Hi All, I can totally see why Chii12 thinks peacock feathers with the opals representing the eye feathers...but in my opinion the shape of the silver feathers isn't a match for peacock feathers. It is a match however for the Australian Lyre bird tail feathers and coupled with the use of Australian o...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Coin Purse Hallmarks.
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Coin Purse Hallmarks.

Hi, Just wondering if this might be silver guilt rather than solid gold. The marks are not easy to read...in particular the one with the photo bucket banner across it, but it looks like it could be the Dutch official assay mark(Minerva) and the other the script letter L used between 1906 and 1953 de...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Fake hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Fake hallmarks?

Phil has picked up on the same points I found, making the attribution difficult but if pushed, I would sway towards Hindmarsh.

Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Fake hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Fake hallmarks?

Hi Avram, I wouldn't be concerned about the assay marks as they appear perfectly fine to me for London 1752 and I don't see anything untoward regarding the tarnish either. Confirming the maker is a little more difficult as I have not been able to find a confirmed positive attribution to George Hunte...
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Maker's Mark on George III Teapot

Hi Zafer,

Phil has identified this mark as belonging to the London maker Thomas Hughes Headland.

Please see below for an example and further information:

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

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Has anyone ever seen these hallmarks?
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Has anyone ever seen these hallmarks?

Hi Willzi,

An explanation of the silver plate numbering system can be found here:

https://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Inherited a few items have no clue.
Replies: 7
Views: 2278

Re: Inherited a few items have no clue.

Hi MasterMixer, The 830S mark is used in Norway and also sometimes in Denmark and denotes the silver content and that the item is indeed solid silver. So we can see that your mirror is solid 830 parts/1000 silver. The second mark is the makers mark and after a quick search under the letter S in the ...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: TG Makers Mark + What type of spoon is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: TG Makers Mark + What type of spoon is this?

Hi Shannon, The spoon is dated to 1894 when it was imported into the UK. It was newly made at that time and made for export from Hanau to cater for the market which was looking back to earlier periods. This was the point of pseudo marks....to make the item appear older and antique when it was newly ...
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: TG Makers Mark + What type of spoon is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: TG Makers Mark + What type of spoon is this?

Sorry,

I forgot about your question regarding the type/purpose of the spoon. Dimensions are really required but my first thought is a tea caddy spoon.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: TG Makers Mark + What type of spoon is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: TG Makers Mark + What type of spoon is this?

Hi I believe closer examination of the 5th mark will show it to be an uncrowned leopards head of the London Assay Office and not the anchor of Birmingham as all other hallmarks point to this. T G is the sponsor mark of the London importer, Thomas Glaser. His mark was registered in Jul 1886 at the Lo...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: How do I post photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: How do I post photos

Sorry Catherine, afraid there's nothing in the marks to indicate age. As you will have already read, the company was in business between 1901 and 1985. The design of the toast rack has an Art Deco influence but I suspect that timewise, it may be a little later than the 1930's . My best guess is 1930...

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