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by Traintime
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Japan International (WT in a circle) tongs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2267

Re: Japan International (WT in a circle) tongs?

Galatoire's WT service matches the established DeSoto Pattern (1929-on) of International Silver's American lineage. So possibly, most of the WT production was just an extension of established lines rather than something entirely new.
by Traintime
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: An Eyeful

Thank you, Peter. At least it adds to our knowledge of what's floating around out there.
by Traintime
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tiffany & Co - 550 Broadway
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Tiffany & Co - 550 Broadway

Not giving you advice on valuations or selling, but if I was on the buyer's end then a statement like "indeterminate silver content of a minimum of at least .900 coin fineness by a known firm working in both coin and sterling" might be more re-assuring. *[And for any item, no matter what r...
by Traintime
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: An Eyeful

Group 4 of 4: Detail of fork showing object on back wall of garden scene (obviously not a maker mark), garden scene in base, and figurals/faces on handle. [No authentic other markings can be found hidden in detail or obscurred by antiquing agent.] https://s17.postimg.org/m6yofon3j/image.jpg https://...
by Traintime
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: An Eyeful

Group 3 of 4: Another view of reverse showing handle end points, shot of lion passant after (niello) blackening agent has been partially cleared. https://s17.postimg.org/vdgz36xjj/image.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/gu9u1sc4f/image.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/biuxh2xrj/image.jpg
by Traintime
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: An Eyeful

Group 2 of 4: Reverse side construction..note little tarnish, none of the niello, plain with shell at handle base, Sterling stamp on handles. https://s17.postimg.org/rftpdv31b/image.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/78g9lkd9r/image.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/41lq1y0jj/image.jpg
by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: An Eyeful

Ah, sorry! Pentagram should have been pentagonal-like...big difference.
by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: An Eyeful

A bit of suspicion..cleaning the nieolo only from the marks makes me think these are re-castings made from impressions of older objects. Could this be something done outside the Nederlands and thus the simple sterling stamps? Museum issues or other?
by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: An Eyeful
Replies: 9
Views: 894

An Eyeful

And now for someyhing completely different..more figures and faces than I want to count. Marks on handle base at back: "78 STERLING" (spoon) and "25 STERLING" (fork). On front of fork...Lion rampant guarantee but unreadable numeral (left) and letter code (right) resembling downwa...
by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: "Infinity" Pendant- a.k.a. Etc., etc., etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: "Infinity" Pendant- a.k.a. Etc., etc., etc.

More for your viewing displeasure. Photos 2:

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by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: "Infinity" Pendant- a.k.a. Etc., etc., etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 168

"Infinity" Pendant- a.k.a. Etc., etc., etc.

This might be the first of the infinity pieces to hit the forum...don't worry the deluge will soon be here. Identifying them may seem more important 100 years henceforth. Six pictures in all..10K gold and 925 Silver with flippy-flop encased glassy rock. That tiny shiny spinner object is marked 40 PO...
by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Danish silver: What is the purpose of the items?
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Danish silver: What is the purpose of the items?

In another thread on Newark Silver, we have a catalogue page for a commercial wholesaler which shows a "Crushed Fruit Ladle". Seems possible that the item on the right may serve this purpose (non-commercially) if being paired with a fruit strainer (assuming it is) on the left. [If you thin...
by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Strange Sterling or Silver Plated Objects
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Strange Sterling or Silver Plated Objects

Excellent reference.
by Traintime
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Silver Hip flask base
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Silver Hip flask base

A tidbit on nickle plate I ran across...In 1906, a polishing paste called "Argentine" was noted as being demonstrated at R.H. Macy's in New York. Said to contain real silver particles, it was recommended as the only proper product for polishing nickle plated so and so (my words). BTW, N.P....
by Traintime
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?

Some added notes on Dohrmann--In 1907, they bought out the stock of Albert Pick in San Francisco (appears to be the priod when Pick retrenches to the east and drops San Francisco from their china marks). Previous records on the closing of the Anglo-American Crockery Co. (S.F.) in 1910 indicate Dohrm...
by Traintime
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?

An online record of a silverplated creamer manufactured for the Atlantic Refining Company in the early 1900's era apparently carries one of the Dohrmann company names in place of a maker mark. I previously knew of their flatware marked Dohrmann or DOHRCO, but had largely considered this as part of t...
by Traintime
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Edward Viner Sheffield 1941 Childs (?) Set
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Edward Viner Sheffield 1941 Childs (?) Set

R in 5 sided CarPentaTouche (made up word) for 1941. Appears to be child size (5" spoon, 5 3/4" fork). Is pattern name known? https://s17.postimg.org/6tqj9i9fj/image.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/s3e5kd55r/image.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/6gz53ceb3/image.jpg
by Traintime
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Twist Spoon Spain Odd Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Twist Spoon Spain Odd Marks

Mucho Gracias for answering that and adding another useful mark to the site. The fineness mark, due to reflective light, was much more visible when viewed upside-down at an oblique angle and was a match to your entry. At least I now know which way to orient the maker's mark...still blurry but appear...
by Traintime
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Strange Sterling or Silver Plated Objects
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Strange Sterling or Silver Plated Objects

Couldn't find a like example under these headings, but just for search references (keywords): Swizzle stick , Stirrring rod.
by Traintime
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Japan International (WT in a circle) tongs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2267

Re: Japan International (WT in a circle) tongs?

World Tableware (Taiwan) silverplate--one known user..."Galatoire's" topmarked....a famous New Orleans restaurant in operation since 1905. Name is engraved (stamped) in full, although (currently) client also uses a "G" mark on their china.

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