Supposed-to-be british silver candlestick, hallmarked strangely- is there other example?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by iromikas31, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. iromikas31

    iromikas31 New Member

    Start to get intrested by silver antiques lately and got this mediocre condition candlestick quite cheap (hence I didn't bother much to check on it before the purchase)-- but by the time pass I realized this grouped and connected hallmark is quite odd, comparing to other silver I had purchased(& pictures from internet). Tried to google but didn't found similar result either.
    I doubt this is not the result of hallmarking method in small object, since marks on pocket knives are well-separated and clean...perhaps it's a poorly made mordern product?? I really don't know.
    If any member had encountered object marked similarly, please enlighten me.
    (And sorry if my English is wired, it's not my native language)
    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    It looks like a small vase rather than a candlestick. The hallmarks are British standard, the lion passant, the Crown for Sheffield and the date letter on the right and the makers mark is on the left. Give it a clean and there’s a good chance we can see who made it and how old it is.
     
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's a beat up vase.......shine it up !
     
  4. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    This is the best I could do with the marks, but I still can't read them. (Lion passant in the middle, but that's all I could make out.)
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  5. iromikas31

    iromikas31 New Member

    Sorry for the resized quality, folks, the original file was like 12mb lol, hope new attachment would show better detail.
    Maker's mark (I belive) on the left is a UD/WD, seemingly shield shaped and requires a magnifying glass to recognize that.
    And thanks to all who replied, really won't figure out that's a vase by myself.:D
     

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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I cropped and tweaked your last photo a bit.
    The mark looks like JD WD in a shield, the mark for James Deakin & Sons, 1883-1932.
    The year letter is a lower case g. It is difficult to see which exact one it is, but it could be for 1924.

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    [​IMG] James Deakin & Sons (John & William F Deakin) 1883..1932
    (registered Jan 1878 & Mar 1896)
    https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Sheffield-JA-JD.html#JD
     
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  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's good have interest in these antiques...but the value of an item like this is no more than melt weight of the silver itself.:(:(
     
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  10. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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