ASCAS Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver


newsletter # 164 January 2018
      site: www.ASCASonline.org   email: silverassociation@yahoo.it

YOUR GUIDE TO JANUARY NEWSLETTER:
articles
    new members    members' window    mail to ASCAS    replies to questions    a page per month    a silversmith per month    a word per month
    a book on my shelf    a crest per month    a year per month    contributors to this Newsletter    search engine    disclaimer and privacy policy


2018 ASCAS membership
LAST WARNING

Members still interested to ASCAS and its activity are invited to send an e-mail to:

Confirming your 2018 membership please compile a new mail and don't use the "reply" button on this mail.

No action is requested to unsubscribe. Members not confirming their membership will be automatically deleted and shipping of our monthly Newsletter will be suspended on February 2017.

Giorgio Busetto
ASCAS Secretary


PLEASE IGNORE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CONFIRMED YOUR INTEREST, BY EMAIL, WITHIN DECEMBER 2017.


A new article for ASCAS website

Giovanni Ciceri presents:

Strange case of Bateman family and Mr. Ollivant English version

I'm describing a George III cruet set by Peter and Ann Bateman (PA over AB), fully hallmarked for London 1799, with the maker marks overstruck by that of Thomas Ollivant (TO).
This cruet set is typical of the period between the end of XVIII and the beginning of the XIX century. The round and pierced stand in fashion in the third quart of the XVIII century, which design was derived from the contemporary wine coaster but of bigger dimension to contain cruet bottles, moved to an oval shape in the eighty's years, with a reduced piercing work substituted by a bright cut engraving decoration......
click here
     English version




New members

Welcome to new ASCAS members:

Tanya Fechner - USA
Olaf Haitink - South Africa
Tad Hale - USA




Mail to ASCAS: e-mail silverassociation@yahoo.it

Olaf Haitink writes:
...Can anyone identify the dragon like mark on this early London rosewater?? Dish
Thanks
Olaf Haitink

Your item isn't English but German. It's a typical Hanau silver made by Gebruder Dingeldein (Dingeldein Brothers), Hanau. Founded 1868. Merged in 1911 with Karl Kurz. Out of business 1925, see my website at http://www.silvercollection.it/germansilverhallmarks4.html
Giorgio Busetto



"A PAGE per MONTH"

In this column we presents a page obtained from makers' brochures, books, auction catalogs, advertising or whatever other printed paper, related to silver, that may be of interest for ASCAS members.
The images will be published at a "low resolution" level and for private and personal use only.
This column is published under the kind permission of Giorgio Busetto's website

OTHER
FACTORIES, PLANTS, SALESROOMS, SHOPS AND WORKSHOPS: OLD IMAGES

www.silvercollection.it home page


This month ASCAS presents a 1907 advertisement of

GEBRÜDER STARK

Gebrüder Stark (Stark Brothers) was a silverware factory active in Pforzheim Germany in early 20th century

Gebrüder Stark - Pforzheim (Germany) trade mark



"A WORD per MONTH"

In this column we present an abstract from a page of the "What is? Silver Dictionary"
courtesy of

 
www.silvercollection.it home page leave your LIKE on facebook

TWO-HANDLED CUP

The two-handled covered cups were first made in the middle years of the 17th century retaining great popularity in the ensuing 18th century.
The cups are raised on a shallow rim, the body has a rounded base with tall sides varying from straight to curved according to date and scrolled handles.
Ornamentation is usually by means of embossing and chasing. Some of the most important covered cups were made with a matching salver on which to stand but in the majority of the surviving examples this appendage is now missing,
Some of the cups are without covers and might be referred to more correctly as "two-handled bowls". They closely resemble the covered variety, but the upper edge of the body is turned slightly outwards making it appear that they were intended to be open-topped articles.
MORE...


"A SILVERSMITH per MONTH"

In this column we present marks, information and history of silversmiths and silver manufacturers.
This column is published under the kind permission of Giorgio Busetto's website

www.silvercollection.it home page


WATSON COMPANY

The origin of the firm traces back to 1874 when was formed in Attleboro, MA, the Cobb, Gould & Co. The founders were Clarence L. Watson, Fred Newell, Charles Cobb, Samuel Gould and W.A. Battey.
The firm produced a line of jewelry goods, mainly gold plated.
Between 1875 and 1880 Battey, Cobb and Gould withdrew from the partnership and Watson and Newell, the only ones left, formed a new firm operating under the name Watson & Newell (1880-1886).
In 1887 Joseph R. Ripley joined to the business and the firm changed its name to Watson, Newell & Co. In 1891 also Edward L. Gowern entered the partnership. The business continued with success and, needing larger quarters, in 1894 the old Mechanics Mill property was bought opening the new factory in 1896... MORE...


"A CREST per MONTH"

In this column we present images and descriptions of Crests and Mottoes of British, Irish and Scottish families as engraved on silver items.
This column is published under the kind permission of Giorgio Busetto's website
www.silvercollection.it home page

FAMILY CRESTS: LIST OF NAMES

ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF FAMILY CRESTS

NICHOLAS - HUMBLE
family crest: NICHOLAS and HUMBLE>

The crest of Nicholas (Wiltshire and London) and Humble families.
The crest is "On a chapeau turned up, an owl, wings expanded" found on a pair of spoons hallmarked London 1809, maker Thomas Streetin

Thomas Streetin London 1809 hallmark on spoons with NICHOLAS and HUMBLE family crest









spoons with NICHOLAS and HUMBLE family crest


































"A YEAR per MONTH"
FROM SHEFFIELD ASSAY OFFICE REGISTER
- 1784 -

This table is obtained from The Book of Entries of the Names, Places of abode and Marks of the several Silversmiths and Plate Workers residing in Sheffield, or within twenty miles thereof, who are required to send their goods to the Assay Office, lately established in the Town of Sheffield by an Act of Parliament lately passed in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the Third intituled:
An Act for appointing Wardens and Assaymasters for
Assaying Wrought Plate in the Towns of Sheffield
and Birmingham

YEAR 1784

Sheffield Assay Office: hallmarks register
Sheffield Assay Office: 1784 hallmarks register
Sheffield Assay Office: 1784 hallmarks register


Closing our January 2018 edition of ASCAS Newsletter I hope you have appreciated its content.
Your comments, suggestions and advice will be of great help.

My thanks to Giovanni Ciceri and Olaf Haitink for their precious contributions.

Giorgio Busetto
Secretary

DISCLAIMER AND PRIVACY POLICY

ASCAS is a community of people having a common interest in antique silver.
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 updating 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 the full addresses of its members (only town, country and e-mail address are requested for membership).
ASCAS handles and protects with care its members' e-mail addresses, will not disclose the addresses to third parties, will use this information only to reply to requests received from members and for communications strictly related to its activity.
These rules are expressly accepted by submitting the membership request.

email: silverassociation@yahoo.it       SITE MAP