Unidentified Marks

A collection of unknown marks

 

One of my interest areas is unidentified colonial silver makers.  There has been surprisingly little research done on places such as the islands of the Caribbean islands.  

Here is a collection of items that have passed through various auction houses over the years, if you have any more examples of these, please contact me. 

 

TOAST RACK - 'BI' Boat (with AG)

A mid 19th century silver extending toast rack
stamped twice to the underside 'BI' and twice with a sailing vessel above the letters 'AG', probably English colonial, circa 1850 

Image Courtesy:  Bonhams Auctions - 30 Jul 2014

 

Pair of Fiddle Pattern Sugar Tongs

A pair of 19th century unascribed silver Fiddle pattern sugar tongs, possibly colonial, maker's mark CK, anchor mark, Harp mark, date letter O and pseudo duty mark. These marks have also been sighted on two different soup ladles.

Image Courtesy:  Bonhams Auctions - 6 Nov 2007