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by gsmoggy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: new info on my enamel top cigarette box
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: new info on my enamel top cigarette box

Hi AG I agree with most of what you say , my main point I wanted to share is that the plaque may have been made earlier than the box if it used to be a wall hanging plaque .I also would suggest some of these things are done closer to when the originals are painted when it is more in fashion ,rather ...
by gsmoggy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: new info on my enamel top cigarette box
Replies: 2
Views: 185

new info on my enamel top cigarette box

Hi members My post on 13-8-2018 re enamel top cigarette box. I have discovered some information at the Wallace collection,that I feel may give me some clues about the top of my box. The hanging images by Jacques Charlier are in the same style and size of my box(watercolour on ivory).Charlier is said...
by gsmoggy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: opinons ,info of marks on small casket (spanish style)
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: opinons ,info of marks on small casket (spanish style)

Hi Members It seems my images are too big ,so they did not all appear.I have added some more to this post. Sorry about the problem. http://i63.tinypic.com/hs1hqf.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/ziubmt.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2vv5kw0.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/o9ieeq.jpg Many thanks Guido.
by gsmoggy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: opinons ,info of marks on small casket (spanish style)
Replies: 1
Views: 67

opinons ,info of marks on small casket (spanish style)

Hi Members I have this unusual small casket ,that maybe a one off,it has a lot of different marks,they all look original. it did not look finished when I bought it ,the lock is missing,it polished up quite well.Do members think the date on the base may be right? I have not been able to find the mark...
by gsmoggy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: age and maker of this box with painting scene
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: age and maker of this box with painting scene

Hi Adrian
Many thanks for your reply, I will check out Jean Bastide and see if I can find more info.
by gsmoggy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: age and maker of this box with painting scene
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: age and maker of this box with painting scene

Hi Sasropakis
Many thanks for your reply,I did find that info online before my post,I was hoping there may be more info on B Wicker, is seems there is not much known about him and where and when he worked.I would say your guess on the period it was made it probably correct
again many thanks.
by gsmoggy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: age and maker of this box with painting scene
Replies: 4
Views: 202

age and maker of this box with painting scene

Hi members does anyone have any info on the age and make of this box? http://i68.tinypic.com/5zqfpl.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/10x97og.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2gv28mq.jpg (admin photo edit) http://i64.tinypic.com/ayqzwg.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2mqw58z.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/34t1itd.jpg
by gsmoggy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.

http://i64.tinypic.com/53cbn.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/34ywxsm.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/dy90ly.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2yx5cmf.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/54jepd.jpg sorry about the images not being right on the first post,I have been on a long holiday,and am out of practice.
by gsmoggy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.
Replies: 2
Views: 107

age,material of this box,unusual scratched marks.

Hi Members I have this silver plated box,that looks to be reasonable quality,it has a fine quality flat mortise style hinge and fine engraving. I am not sure of it's age or the base metal (maybe nickle) the scratched in marks B/F ,6/6 I think is unusual. Is it an early box or just a later copy of a ...
by gsmoggy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

Re: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

Hi Ag Thanks for the explanation on the setting.As I said before I feel my plaque is set correctly ,I cannot see any gaps between the plaque and the silver rim ,where the plaque is slightly smaller than the rim, this is what I would see if the plaque was glued on ,even though the rim may not be push...
by gsmoggy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

Re: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

Hi Ag I do not get your point ,are you assuming my plaque is glued in and not the original plaque put in the right way by the maker? I would be interested to see other similar enamel plaques on boxes by this maker of this period to see if my plaque is in the right character and style ? I do not clas...
by gsmoggy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

Re: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

Hi AG and Phil Many thanks for the info great help. I have loaded some images of the plaque,I can see the flaw that you have mentioned ,I have had a closer look all around the plaque ,there are no other imperfections or chips,I feel it is the original plaque and the flaw was there from the manufactu...
by gsmoggy
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Identification requested on Victorian Box
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: Identification requested on Victorian Box

Hi members
I just have a thought the the quality of the lid on the box is much better than the base .could the lid not be original to the base. I would be interested in members views.
Kind Regards Guido.
by gsmoggy
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

Re: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

Hi Phil Thanks very much great work,it looks like you may be correct,If it is Walker and Hall a lot of the flag (the stem and W are not there)I have had a closer look at the town mark ,it looks to me it maybe the top of the Sheffield Crown ,I can see a peak shape with a inward hook going in towards ...
by gsmoggy
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

help with makers mark,on box with enamel plaque.

Hi Members Can anyone help with makers mark on this small silver box with a enamel plaque on lid ? The marks are a little rubbed ,I can make out the lion and the letter i ,cannot make out the town mark ,may be Exeter ,The makers mark is in an unusual shape ,looks like maybe ,AK or AN .I am sorry the...
by gsmoggy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Small ornate silver casket ,maybe Dutch.
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

Re: Small ornate silver casket ,maybe Dutch.

Hi Members
I am surprised that no one has any info on my casket. I did not think it was so rare that members have not come across similar ones that may have a makers mark on them. Again has any one any clues about it?

Kind regards Guido.
by gsmoggy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.

Hi Aguest Many thanks for your suggestions . I contacted the author of "the Memory Factory" Julie Johnson,she said that she did not recognize it as a painting by the women of the Vienna school.She correctly suggested that it was a 19th cen painting in the Boucher Style .I have replied and ...
by gsmoggy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.

Hi Aguest Many thanks for your comments about my enamel top box ,I will see if i can find that book ,it sounds very interesting ,also I collect portrait miniatures on ivory and a lot of them mainly the Edwardian ones around 1900 were painted by women(maybe an interesting coincidence). Again Many tha...
by gsmoggy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: enamel top ciggarett box opinions where it was made.

Hi Joerg Many Thanks for your relply. Yes you are right ,the painting does represent Venus and cupid. I am surprised no one has seen similar boxes at this stage ? someone pointed out that if it was painted in the 20s-30s the hair style would be different on Venus,so it may be earlier than the 1920s....
by gsmoggy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: help with marks on enamel card case?
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: help with marks on enamel card case?

Hi Ag I could not get a clear image of makers mark . All i could make out were the letters G S. which happen to be my initials.The letters were not in a square or triangle just the letters and other small marks that i could not make out. I have loaded a very blurry image that is probably no help. I ...

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