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by rynegold
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

So now, searching this particular item... I find NONE that are faceted! Leads me to believe mine might be a copy as noted in AG20212's post. This one I found (below) in fact, looks to have more detail of, the... "backside" of (presumably) the female figure! https://i.pinimg.com/236x/5c/34/...
by rynegold
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Ha ha! Thanks Trev for letting me stick around on this and thanks to the other posters for the help w/id! It's a very nice piece and quite detailed. I've known of/seen repros of pressed glass items before but I can say for sure the "cutting" (faceting) is genuine, very clean... not reprodu...
by rynegold
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Hopefully Dognose won't kick this off too quickly.... I have no idea where else I might even start but on this forum, I find there's many people on that know a little bit about EVERYTHING! 4.5x2.5 inches... "looks like" slag glass. Hand faceted, and a maker's mark (a symbol of sorts actual...
by rynegold
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: To big for a master salt?
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Re: To big for a master salt?

Ok I see now... Thanks Trev! So it's an imported item hence the various extra markings.
by rynegold
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: To big for a master salt?
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

To big for a master salt?

Or so it looks to me. this is a cast piece by Elly Isaac Miller (1897?), the lady said when she bought it at a yard sale in the 70's the person from whom it came told her the spoon went w/it. The blue glass bowl appears to have been "blown in place"; is that possible? The spoon has a diffe...
by rynegold
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: A new acquisition... but who made it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

A new acquisition... but who made it?

"CF" is the maker... can't find'em in our list. The year "looks like" (to me that is) 1821? And it's a conglomeration of motifs: I love the boar's head but think the finial is perhaps off of another piece? A nice pot none the less no? You should have seen it before I went to work...
by rynegold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: A Mystery With a Difference
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: A Mystery With a Difference

No... but if you've ever read "The Lincoln Letter" by William Martin, it's no surprise that a lot of cloak and dagger stuff went on in Washington and there'bouts back around the time of the Civil war. A great book, really fun to read! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lincoln-letter-will...
by rynegold
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: mystery Webster piece...
Replies: 2
Views: 2397

mystery Webster piece...

What is this? the little hollow "sphere" down at the bottom is slotted/unsoldered so as to fit a business card in? or was that a mistake? (to leave it unsoldered?). Matches? cigs? Hmmmm. https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3850/33610336005_9dc5948762_z.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3931/3361...
by rynegold
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unknown silversmith's mark.
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Re: Unknown silversmith's mark.

Yes, it's engraved... w/modern pantograph style engraving so no clues there! It's badly damaged... I recommended "the silver owl" in New Mexico. The owner has a link to this thread so I'll ask: any tips on good repair people for this thin, holloware?
by rynegold
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unknown silversmith's mark.
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Re: Unknown silversmith's mark.

Thanks Steve!
by rynegold
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unknown silversmith's mark.
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Unknown silversmith's mark.

A customer brought this in and wanted it repaired. I tried to find a match for the maker w/no luck. Anyone know this mark? and if so, when the maker was active? The stamp reads "Geo. J. Sharp Jr." compliments and regards, mitch https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/277/32666494831_901b853954_z.jpg...
by rynegold
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Reed & Barton "mystery" item...
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

Re: Reed & Barton "mystery" item...

Wow, thanks everyone! I have forgotten to visit this thread for a while and now I read this on Christmas day no less! I'm giving this as a little gift to my wife. Thanks for all the contributions! and historic info!
by rynegold
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Reed & Barton "mystery" item...
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

Reed & Barton "mystery" item...

But not a mystery for my fellow silver nuts here on the forum! So can someone tell me "what" this is for? I realize it's a wedding item/gift of some sort but what did you measure or make with it? A special drink? Obviously there are two distinct measures here or so I'm thinking. The little...
by rynegold
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2

Ah ok.... I get it.
Cool! I'm using it for a wine coaster! Thanks Cheryl!

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by rynegold
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2

Dang it Cheryl! I knew I'd forget something... here's some more pix. It's not a (dinner plate) "charger" if that's what you mean by an underplate, it's only 8" across. And it's deep: the well in the center is 3/4th's of an inch or there'bouts. That's where I came up w/wine coaster. ht...
by rynegold
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2

And of course I forgot to add the question: is it sterling like the other piece? and when was it made? The stamp looks rather modern.

regards, mitch
by rynegold
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

S. Kirk & Son mark question. #2

So in this tread: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=45868&p=134546#p134546 I mention a second piece w/a newer style maker's mark in script (and a poor job of it may I add), and the same "11oz." mark.... here it is: https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5730/30491202775_b44...
by rynegold
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: S. Kirk & Son mark question.
Replies: 1
Views: 1538

S. Kirk & Son mark question.

So in looking at the mark, what does it tell us? I ask, as the seller has conveyed in the auction write up, that this is a coin silver item (yet shows no such mark for 'coin'). Here's the mark: https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set=path%5B1%2F4%2F4%2F1%2F2%2F14412378%5D%2Csizedata%5B850x600%5D&...
by rynegold
Fri May 20, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Alvin spoons... what were these for?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Alvin spoons... what were these for?

I've run across these spoons: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/27103538056_6ddbbe599a_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/27068443041_1b1d61d2b0_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7709/27137189345_6c1936d820_c.jpg What were these for?? They don't really look like any ice cream or citrus s...

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