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by dognose
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Identification needed - strange hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

Just a bit more information, James Ede was apprenticed to Solomon Hougham, the partnership of Ede and Hewat lasted less than two years, their workshops were at 12, King Street, Goswell Street, London, I hope this helps,
Trev.
by dognose
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Identification needed - strange hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

Hi Grenou,
Your spoon was made in London by James Ede and Alexander Hewat in 1808,
regards Trev.
by dognose
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: American? Sterling Silver Marks ID plez
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Hi,
English, Sheffield platers marks, James Dixon or James Deacon probably,
regards Trev.
by dognose
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: tea strainer markings
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Sorry about the overlaping post,
Trev.
by dognose
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: tea strainer markings
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Hi, Its a pseudo British hallmark, probably American,
regards Trev.
by dognose
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Assayer's Test Marks
Replies: 13
Views: 15948

Hi Bahner, Thank you for an excellent explanation, I wonder sometimes why people went into the trade of the silversmith when the penalties for an error were so severe, just the minimum of losing the items sent for assay could ruin some and prison,transportation, heavy fines or even worse for larger ...
by dognose
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Assayer's Test Marks
Replies: 13
Views: 15948

Hi Hose dk,
Many thanks for the description, yes it did make sense, thanks again,
regards Trev.
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by dognose
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Assayer's Test Marks
Replies: 13
Views: 15948

Hi Bahner,
Many thanks for your response, they certainly were very skillful,
regards Trev.
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by dognose
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: American Fiddle Pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

Hi Tom,
They are quite rare over here, I've only ever seen about half a dozen of them, they are usually dated 1800-1810 and I've never seen one made outside London. I always asumed that the style came first and when people refered to them as coffin ends they became unpopular!
regards Trev.
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by dognose
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Assayer's Test Marks
Replies: 13
Views: 15948

Assayer's Test Marks

Hi, When the scratch test is made, it appears to be done freehand, but in all the German spoons that I have seen, I have never seen one that has slipped off the edge, did the assayer use a special tool?, regards Trev. http://www.925-1000.com/marks/AssayBurins.jpg (admin edit - photo examples added -...
by dognose
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifi Maker! plz
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Hi Debb,
Jackson's list an unidentifified maker H&F in 1904, looks like thy made religious items,
regards Trev.
by dognose
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: American Fiddle Pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

Hi Tom,
I was surprised to see the coffin ended spoon, was it a common style in American spoons and what date would that have been from?,
regards Trev.
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by dognose
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Help identifi Maker! plz
Replies: 7
Views: 4030

Hi Debb,
What is the item?, I cannot find anything obvious for around that date,
regards Trev.
by dognose
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Worn marks identification on a sugar bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Dinio,
This is something you could try to find the date, place the bowl in freezer for a while, remove it, and as the warmer air hits the surface, momentarily the rubbed hallmark can appear, if your lucky, worth experimenting with.
Trev.
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by dognose
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Worn marks identification on a sugar bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Hi Dinio,
William Hutton and Sons is the only maker that I can find in London with this outline, the dates also fit in perfectly.
regards Trev.
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by dognose
Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Walker and hall??
Replies: 10
Views: 5209

Hi, One of the first books I would purchase would be Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks (full version) edited by Ian Pickford, it will prove to be a good investment I'm sure, if you have an interest in British silver.
regards Trev.
by dognose
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Chamber Candlestick Makers Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

One other thing I should mention is that it bears the incuse duty mark, only used 1784/5 when it was replaced by one in cameo and it is somewhat uncommon.
Trev.
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by dognose
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Chamber Candlestick Makers Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

Hi, Sorry about the crossed post, yes it was common for the makers mark to be upside down, this was because it was struck pre assay by the smith the others being struck at Goldsmiths Hall,
Trev.
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by dognose
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Chamber Candlestick Makers Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

Hi, Your piece dates from 1785 it was made in London by John Crouch and Thomas Hannam they were a specialist maker of salvers , trays and candlesticks, their workshops were at 23, Giltspur Street, London when this was made,
regards Trev.
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by dognose
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Which SH should get the credit for this spoon?
Replies: 17
Views: 9141

Hi Mike, I see what you mean about the mark, but I think its a tally mark by the look of it,
regards Trev.
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