SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales

The Silver Salon Forums
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!
Continental / International Silver Forum
How to Post Photos REGISTER (click here)

customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  Continental / International Silver
tline3open  help wanted with identification hallmarks, lion passant + others

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   help wanted with identification hallmarks, lion passant + others
suomoo

Posts: 40
Registered: Jan 2005

iconnumber posted 11-03-2005 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for suomoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[26-0760]

I have recently bought a nice cruet stand
with unfamiliar hallmarks.

Could anyone tell me where it was made and how old is might be?

Many thanks.



IP: Logged

outwest

Posts: 390
Registered: Nov 2005

iconnumber posted 11-03-2005 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for outwest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know the marks other than the English sterling lion (not an expert here!), but I am curious to see the cruet stand itself. Can you post a picture of it?

IP: Logged

doc

Posts: 712
Registered: Jul 2003

iconnumber posted 11-07-2005 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although the date letter is a bit worn, it would appear that it is marked for London, 1842. Any maker's mark on the piece?

IP: Logged

Silver Lyon

Posts: 363
Registered: Oct 2004

iconnumber posted 11-13-2005 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Lyon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are not real British hallmarks, nor are they colonial marks contemporary or nearly so with those that they set out to mimic. I fear that your cruet, if it is silver at all, is of fairly modern (within last 50 years) manufacture.

IP: Logged

outwest

Posts: 390
Registered: Nov 2005

iconnumber posted 11-14-2005 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for outwest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So is that an afghan hound instead of a lion then. smile

IP: Logged

abesilverman

Posts: 38
Registered: Jan 2004

iconnumber posted 11-17-2005 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for abesilverman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those marks look like a 'take off' of Gorham's. The 'elephant?' for 1930, the "G" (but it's turned the wrong way, and the 'lion' which is facing the wrong way.

IP: Logged

swarter
Moderator

Posts: 2920
Registered: May 2003

iconnumber posted 11-18-2005 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "elephant" is a man's head (crude imitation king's head) intended to be viewed the same way as the "G" - I have seen it on other 19th C. coin silver, but perhaps not in the same combination with the other two PHMs.

IP: Logged

Dale

Posts: 2132
Registered: Nov 2002

iconnumber posted 11-18-2005 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A picture of the cruet stand would help us pin down a likely date for the piece. Marks by themselves are frequently inconclusive evidence of time, place and maker.

IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a


1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.


| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2020 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices