Search found 22 matches

by Vayne
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Asparagus Server? What?
Replies: 8
Views: 3637

Re: Asparagus Server? What?

This is a lovely piece. Funny to think it was designed just for asparagus, not that is isn't worthy of its own instrument! I'd love to see stuff like this made today...but have to see I'd probably use it on everything I could.
by Vayne
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: hey all
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: hey all

This is a very nice piece. Do you know what country it originates from? I remember seeing something similar growing up as a child at my grandparents house, but after she passed I never saw it again. I think it was a family heirloom, so it would be nice to know where it came from.
by Vayne
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Mystery Silver and Horn Lamp?
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Re: Mystery Silver and Horn Lamp?

Kind of interesting that it was left to you. I wonder if there is a story behind it that just didn't make it to you. Thanks for sharing though, it is a cool piece..not sure if I would display it since I sort of agree with the creepy vibe.
by Vayne
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Irish Claddah Ring?
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Re: Irish Claddah Ring?

That's a cool find. Aren't claddah rings usually made with a stone? It would be interesting if this piece is worth something though, have you taken it in to a jewelers for an opinion? I'd hang onto it, it is often you fun across one made so long ago.
by Vayne
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Louis XIV 1660 1/12 ecu and a rock
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Louis XIV 1660 1/12 ecu and a rock

Well, I kinda of like the whole throwing the rock at the man on the coin idea. It makes one of the best stories anyway. I'd be curious to see what a historian would say about this piece. It is interesting to say the least.
by Vayne
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: indian silver?
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: indian silver?

There's no markings at all? I have no idea, it seems an off color for me, but it is quite beautiful. I love all of the animals and the cool design. I think you're right on with it coming from India though..or at least made to look like it.
by Vayne
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: silver child's cup?
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

Re: silver child's cup?

I have no idea about this, but was curious as to what story is playing out? I found it hard to make out the details, but it might have been a story piece? Very odd. It is cute, I've never seen anything like it before.
by Vayne
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Unusual hallmarks
Replies: 9
Views: 6399

Re: Unusual hallmarks

Can you make out what the area beneath the lion is supposed to be? I haven't seen this before and when I wasn't paying close attention I saw a bunch of teepees (yes, I know this is not the real case). But, in case I see something in the future I'd like to know what it is meant to be.
by Vayne
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: help please :)
Replies: 19
Views: 5208

Re: help please :)

I havent seen a whole lot of Russian work. I don't know why, it just isn't anything I've ever been able to buy around here. This work is really beautiful though. Thank you for sharing because now I know something to look for in my shopping searches :)
by Vayne
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 17th century canteen?
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Re: 17th century canteen?

I agree. The symbol doesn't seem to match that specific area and seems odd to me. I love the pieces though, they're incredibly beautiful. Were they passed down in the family or were did you purchase them from somewhere?
by Vayne
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Handling wooden handles
Replies: 10
Views: 9702

Re: Handling wooden handles

Nice job cleaning it up, it looks a whole lot better! I find that a lot of older wooden pieces just look dirty. We have an old boat that looks this way, but hopefully when we've reworked it will look fantastic.
by Vayne
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Using denim for polishing silver
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Re: Using denim for polishing silver

Thanks for sharing. I've never thought to use denim before, but we have a bunch of old jeans we need to turn into rags anyway so I'll give it a try. It's funny how simple things give us ideas.
by Vayne
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Arthur Stone article
Replies: 2
Views: 8493

Re: Arthur Stone article

Thanks for sharing! I really love Stone's work and I think this page will help identify some of the pieces because it will work as a great guide. Stone's work was so clean and efficient that it makes me want to collect more of his items despite my typical want for other styles.
by Vayne
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: I know what it is, but what's it called?
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

Re: I know what it is, but what's it called?

Good call on the shadow box. It is a really exquisite design, very beautiful. Did you look up the company any? Maybe you can find others which would lead to a name?

(admin edit - see Posting Requirements )
by Vayne
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: mark too small to read?
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Re: mark too small to read?

Actually is it bad that the first image hurt my eyes less? I was wondering if you'd tried making a pencil mark of the image (putting paper over the item and then rubbing the pencil over) and then blowing up the image? Not sure if this would work, but anything could help. Sorry I am blind. :)
by Vayne
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Clueless about a mark..
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

Re: Clueless about a mark..

I don't have any news on these. I have seen them in a lot of different places though. When I was a kid my grandma used to take us to a trading post whenever we went to NM with her and they had these there. Sorry if this doesn't help.
by Vayne
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: silver arrow, two for the price of one
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: silver arrow, two for the price of one

I really love this but also don't see how they go together either. I love the craftsmanship of the heart piece a lot more, but I think that is because it looks a lot older to me and I love old things. Thanks for sharing and I hope you find some answers.
by Vayne
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Museum Exhibitions - Silver - Temporary
Topic: Designed to Shine - Sheffield - 16-2-2013 until 13-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2873

Re: Designed to Shine - Sheffield - 16-2-2013 until 13-10-20

100 Years Ago Today Just to note that today, 20th August, is acknowledged as the date in 1913 that Harry Brearley cast the first stainless steel. Trev. Incredible, thanks for sharing this fact. I'd love to be in Sheffield right now so I can see this, but it isn't really an option. Do you know if th...
by Vayne
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Antique silver mystery item, London 1925
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

Re: Antique silver mystery item, London 1925

I was going to guess it was something tobacco related as well. The bar on the top seems a nice place to rest a cigarette. The piece seems a little beat up and maybe missing a piece or something?

Go to advanced search