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by SteveDWollongong
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: TG Makers Mark + What type of spoon is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

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: 9
Views: 122

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: 9
Views: 122

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: 170

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...
by SteveDWollongong
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: How do I post photos
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: How do I post photos

Hello Catherine, The marks you are having difficulty reading are written in a Gothic text and are EPNS for electro plated nickel silver, meaning your toast rack is silver plated. They are parts of the maker mark of Viners Limited of Sheffield ( V. LD for Viners Limited). Please see Viners here: http...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: ??? Indian Silver - mark on piece 7 times
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: ??? Indian Silver - mark on piece 7 times

I suspect Egypt rather than Iraq...definately "800" and it looks like "Cairo" as the assay city to me. Wait and see what AG2012 has to say as he is better at Egyptian silver than me.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified 1781 spoon/ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Unidentified 1781 spoon/ladle

Hello James and welcome to the Forum, Your blurred photos of the hallmarks makes it near impossible to be certain but from what I can see, I think your interpretation of the hallmarks is correct. I suspect the makers mark may be GS for George Smith III but a quality close up is required. Try taking ...
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mark on cigar cutter - Austrian?
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: Mark on cigar cutter - Austrian?

Hi Krisztián,

You are absolutely correct, it could also be Hungary. Hopefully Patagere can confirm whether there is a town letter and if so, what it is,which will also be a step in the right direction in possibly identifying the maker.

cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mark on cigar cutter - Austrian?
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: Mark on cigar cutter - Austrian?

Hi Patagere,

Please see here to confirm the Austrian mark:

http://www.925-1000.com/Faustria_02.html

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mark on cigar cutter - Austrian?
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: Mark on cigar cutter - Austrian?

Hi All,
Looks like the Austrian dog mark for small articles 1867 -1922 to me:

Image

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: British hail marks and makers mark help please
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: British hail marks and makers mark help please

Your interpretation of the marks is correct. London 1762. Makers mark of incuse I pellet R For James Richards, case maker. Mark first entered January 1762.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: london made spoons, date identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: london made spoons, date identification

Hi Fishless and Phil,

Good pickup. I looked too quickly without really seeing...totally agree with you.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Who is this maker?
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Who is this maker?

Hi Niceguy1,

Looks like the mark of Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken of Düsseldorf to me.

see here: http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_9.html

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: london made spoons, date identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: london made spoons, date identification

Hi,

Your spoons were made in Newcastle and not London. The maker is Alexander Kelty and the year 1805.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Markings on old silver object (probably german)
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Markings on old silver object (probably german)

Hi Alfonso and welcome to the Forum,


You are correct with Germany. The marks are two of the many maker marks of the Neresheimer company of Hanau. Please see mark numbers;

S490
S513

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

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help please identify the mark of this cup
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Help please identify the mark of this cup

Hi Denis, What I know about Swedish silver will fit on the back of a postage stamp but a little research has provided the following: The town assay mark of Skara confirming your reading of the three crown ( sometimes referred to as the cats paw) official mark of Sweden. The makers mark is interestin...
by SteveDWollongong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: sampson mordan?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: sampson mordan?

Definitely not Sampson Mordan. If you look closely at the second letter it is missing the top serifs of the letter M. I'm convinced it is the letter W... meaning the mark is WS.

It looks like a good match for William Schofield to me and 1828 is within his time. See what others think.

Cheers,
Steve
by SteveDWollongong
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Sterling Silver Mark? Please Help.
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Gorham Sterling Silver Mark? Please Help.

Hi John, Sometime in the window of time between 1905 and 1931. The earlier info shows circa 1930 but on further investigation everything I have read states 1931 as being the year when the Durgin Concord New Hampshire factory was closed and production moved to the Gorham factory on Rhode Island. Some...
by SteveDWollongong
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Sterling Silver Mark? Please Help.
Replies: 3
Views: 639

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: 845

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...

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