Swiss hallmarks and other marks found in watch cases

He met his wife, Ladene, while at Berkeley and they were married in Upon graduation, he attended dental school in San Francisco. It was at this time that Hudson got involved with Cal Rugby, first as a player, and then as their freshman coach. He went on to be the head coach of the Cal Golden Bears for 36 seasons, His record was unprecedented and remains unrivaled, with wins, 84 losses and 23 ties. In addition to competing against domestic clubs and collegiate teams, Hudson led the bears to competed against some of the greatest international competition. During his tenure as head coach, Hudson led the Bears on a number of international tours. The team he assembled for the tour to Australia and New Zealand is thought to be the greatest Cal rugby team to ever hit the pitch. Their most notable games included a victory over Auckland University and an draw against Queensland.

Dating Antique Silver Hallmarks & Silver Origins

Subscribe to The Mag Rodgers is unusually cautious. This is evident whenever he opens his mouth. Before he speaks, he pauses, choosing his words like a surgeon plucking instruments from a table. Some of this comes with the territory — all-galaxy quarterback, face of a multibillion-dollar insurance company, vessel for an entire state’s hopes and dreams — but it rarely feels calculated.

Rodgers, 33, isn’t studiously bland, like many of his elite brethren, and he isn’t evasive either.

ABOUT US AND MEMBERSHIP This is a free association between collectors and lovers of antique silver. We have two aims: to promote friendship between our members and to spread knowledge of antique silver items, their hallmarks and their workmanship techniques.

The original aim of the system remains unchanged; the protection of the public against fraud and of the trader against unfair competition. Indeed, hallmarking is one of the oldest forms of consumer protection. Hallmarking is as necessary today as it was in because when jewellery and silverware are manufactured, precious metals are not used in their pure form, as they are too soft.

Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium are always alloyed with copper or other metals to create an alloy that is more suitable to the requirements of the jeweller. Such an alloy needs to be strong, workable, yet still attractive. Owing to the high value of Gold, Platinum, Palladium and silver, there are significant profits to be gained by reducing the precious metal content of an alloy at the manufacturing stage.

Base metal articles plated with a thin coat of gold or silver look like the same articles made wholly of precious metal, at least until the plating wears, and even an expert cannot determine the quality or standard of precious metal items by eye or touch alone.

Antique Silver by Walker and Hall

People aren’t necessarily looking only for sterling; they just want to know what they’re buying. Most of the time, you can find the answer simply by turning over the teaspoon, fish fork, ice cream saw, or cheese scoop antique flatware is that specialized. On the reverse side, you usually find an indented mark or series of marks that holds a wealth of information about the item — not only what it’s made of, but sometimes also where, when, and by whom it was made.

This applies to hollowware — such as cups, bowls, teapots, and vases — too. The first step in deciphering these marks is to learn what kinds of silver are out there.

Balazs. Harold Balazs (b. ) is a Mead, Washington sculptor and enamellist. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University in and has worked in many different media throughout his career including sculpture, jewelry, furniture, toys, etc.

It is just a small record of my experiences, hunting, researching and playing with silver and silver plate. One of the most frustrating parts of silver collecting it the lack of research data compiled in one place. I hope to correct this. I hope that parts of it can be useful to you. If you do find it useful please feel free to leave a comment.

If you use any information here please leave a link to the post for others. Tuesday, April 27, Clearing up the Rogers Confusion: Marks and Manufacturers There are a number of makers of silver both sterling and silverplate that use the Rogers name. This post is an attempt to create a list, history, and database that will make this situation a little less confusing. I do not imagine that I will be able to get everything down in one go. This means that this post will probably be edited several times.

STUNNING ANTIQUE COFFEE Pot by Walker & Hall of Sheffield

It measures 5” High by 11″ spout to handle. This Antique Silverplate Teapot is definitely a demonstration of the English Silversmiths’ great craftsmanship during turn of the century, circa The quality is superb. The handle is exquisite as well as the shape. If you like quality and uniqueness, this is a teapot for you!

May 15,  · A Walker & Hall mark that I had not seen before: “Oruba Silver” Noted on a 7″ (18cm) fiddle pattern dessert spoon. From the appearance of the spoon, and a quick google search, this may have been low end of the market line produced by Walker & Hall in a non-plated nickel silver form that made its appearance in the ‘s.

We have two aims: The association carries out its activity on the internet within this website http: Its objectives are to host articles supplied by members on matters of common interest, to report links to websites related to silver and its hallmarks and to devote some pages to illustrate the most interesting pieces owned by our members Photos and a brief description will be sufficient. The page will be created by our staff: Our invitation is addressed to all private collectors and keen lovers of antique silver.

Professional dealers may join the ASCAS as collectors or for private interest on antique silver, but our website has no link with commercial firms or advertising objectives. Membership is absolutely free, but the association reserves the right to evaluate the requests for admission of its members. The request may be submitted by addressing an e-mail to silverassociation yahoo. It is a non-profit association without commercial links. Membership is open to whomever has a true interest in this subject matter.

ASCAS has no real property and no fees are requested nor accepted from members. ASCAS keeps in touch with its members only through periodical newsletters, e-mails and web-site updatings and ignores and is not responsible for any other activity pursued by its members. Likewise, ASCAS is not responsible for opinions, evaluation and images displayed, and in any form published or supplied for publication, by its members who, in any case, maintain the property of their works and assure the respect of national and international legislation about Intellectual Property.

ASCAS does not have knowledge of the full addresses of its members information requested for admission are town, country and e-mail address.

Walker & Hall Silver Plated Shellfish Dish

Edinburgh Hallmarks Regional Centres Collectors will often place a premium on silver hallmarked in other regional centres which have since closed. Some of these ceased hallmarking as early as the Stuart period the Norwich assay office identified by a crowned lion passant and a crowned rosette shut in , while others such as Chester three wheat sheaves and a sword and Glasgow a tree, bird, bell and fish were still operating into the post-war era.

Below is list of marks applied by provincial assay offices which have now ceased operating: Chester – closed in Mark: Here, often for reasons of security and economy, it was prudent to operate outside the jurisdiction of the metropolitan assay houses of Dublin and Edinburgh.

This is a page of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths (Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen.

Direct the light toward the plate. Inspect the edges of the piece. Take a picture using the macro setting on the digital camera. Look for one of five different edge styles: Use the photo to cross-reference with the “Silver Pattern” guidebook. If you find a floral design and some etchings along the side, you could be looking at an American Beauty Rose pattern. Examples of a flow design are the Daffodil from and the Chateau made in Squared designs include the Dundee and the Century.

Spatula designs include the Eudora from and the modern El California from

Antique Victorian Silver Plated Tray Walker & Hall

The sauce boat is a beautiful shape, tear drop with long elegant spout pours very well , and 3 horn shaped legs, and a very stylish handle, with angular top and curved base. The handle works well, practical as well as stunning, the angular top fits well with the thumb for easy pouring. This design would have been leading edge when it was produced. The hallmarks are excellent, very clearly struck, so there can be no doubt about the age. Lee and Wigfull worked between and , Henry Wigfull was the driver of the business, he employed over people in , and won awards at the Melbourne International Exhibition of Whiskey spelt with an E indicates Irish whiskey, Scottish whisky is spelt without the E.

Hall of Fame Mission Statement. The mission of the US Rugby Hall of Fame and Museum is to celebrate the history, honor the heroes, inspire the youth and preserve the .

Many new comers to the world of collecting Silver often become confused with the large variety of markings on Silver Items. The new collector should focus first on trying to identify whether the item is in fact a Silver Item. Since the 16th century there have been various methods of coating a base metal with Silver or Gold. The first being Mercury or fire plating where a base metal was heated in a furnace and a solution of mercury and silver was applied and the item re heated.

The Mercury evaporated and left the Silver coating. There followed other methods such as coating an object with tin and then a thin film of silver was laid onto the top of the tin. This was heated to a exact temperature until the tin fused with the silver. This was referred to as Close Plating. Finding objects made from either method today would be very difficult as few survive.

This method consisted of a process where a thin sheet of silver was fused by heat to a much thicker copper ingot. The two metals then acted as one and could be rolled and shaped. Bolsolver quickly realised these items looked exactly like a Silver item but could be made at a fraction of the cost. This coincided with the expanding middle class in British Society who could not afford solid silver items but bought large quantities of Silver Plate.

Sheffield Plate is very collectible today.

Collecting cutlery

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We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title.

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Abbotsford, VIC, Ships to: All measurements are approximate. All pieces are in good to excellent condition, with surface scratches consistent with use but no black spots, corrosion or other damage other than mentioned above. Please check the photos carefully, as they form part of this description. For an exact quotation to your postcode, please contact me before bidding, and wait for my invoice before paying.

Postal insurance is also available on request, at extra cost.

Silverplate Marks

It makes the peas taste funny but they do stick to my knife. The idea was to provide an easier method for eating gravy, sauces and perhaps peas. By using the fork also as a scoop or spoon the guest could enjoy everything on the plate without upsetting the sensitive rules of British etiquette. The fork and British etiquette Formally, a fork should not be used as a scoop.

If you have a knife in one hand, the fork must be held in the other hand with the prongs pointing down.

Rod Elser and Jane Carroll present: Silver Open Salts at The Victoria & Albert Museum (part 1) The Victoria and Albert Museum -or just the “V&A” as it is more commonly known- is located on Cromwell Road in London and was established in

Clearly marked base, believed to be circa KN Beautiful late Victorian rests in pristine condition. Silver plated size 3. Centre section is very ornate and they are a fine example of English Tableware of their time. KN Late Victorian rests with a very ornate twist centre in silver plate and fine condition. KN Late Victorian silver plated rests with a heavily scrolled centre section in perfect condition.

Jack ends Late victoruian silver plated rests with beaded centre section in perfect condition. KN Early Twentieth Century silver plated rests with intricately designed small log ends and a plain centre.

Antique Oak & Silver Plated 3 Bottle Tantalus Walker & Hall

The first and second class dining rooms were grand in scale. The luxury appointments of the first class dining room extended to even the smallest details of the dining tables. Hand-cut crystal drinking glasses were supplied by Stuart Crystal. Various Stoke on Trent pottery firms supplied the fine gold-rimmed china. When it sank, the Titanic carried over 44, pieces of cutlery!

It is also possible to buy reproduction pieces.

Download PDF version Object Type Using an egg boiler or steamer, eggs could be prepared at the table and served hot and fresh to diners. A frame within the vessel held the egg under the boiling water, and the cover prevented hot steam from escaping and assisted the boiling process. They were usually oval, hemispherical or cylindrical in shape, on openwork feet, with the lamp resting between.

They catered for between four and six eggs. This boiler is typical of late 19th-century examples, with complementary ornament such as the chicken finial on the lid and the engraved farmyard scenes. Some egg boilers had larger stands to accommodate egg cups.