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by gleaming
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

Thanks so much for all this great help Silvermakersmarks and AG2012! I saw another posting of the Sileda hallmarks in an on-line auction for silver work on a glass item with hallmarks that closely resembled the marks on the base of the mystery paperweight (other than the date hallmark). I am not pos...
by gleaming
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

Another bit of info on Sileda's technique for adding silver to glass creations that indicates they use an "electro forming technique." From a perfume bottle listing: "The fine silver designs are then applied in our own workshops in North Wales, using an electro forming technique uniqu...
by gleaming
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

The helpful Allan Port over at the glassmessage board suggests that perhaps the SL may stand for Sileda Ltd. rather than Scotcade Ltd: "I wonder if the mark is SILEDA LIMITED and not Scotcade Ltd. Or maybe they are affiliated closely enough. Sileda was incorporated in CEFN-Y-BEDD CLYWD which is...
by gleaming
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

Good eye, AG2012! That is good infomration that the SL for Scotcade Ltd. was a sponsor's mark rather than a maker's mark. Scotcade ltd. even advertised a wheelbarrow that rolled on a ball rather than a wheel. I notice that Scotcade Ltd. also advertised some jewelry, such as watches, but I couldn't f...
by gleaming
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

Many thanks to the remarkable help of Phil (silvermakermarks) who identified the mark on the paperweight base as a Sheffield Hallmark along with the Britannia and Letter L marks. I followed up by contacting the Sheffield Assay Office for identification of the SL maker's mark. The wonderfully helpful...
by gleaming
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

Thanks AG2012 for posting this photo of the Murano paperweight with silver base! Members of this message board have a wealth of information!
by gleaming
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

Wow! Thank you all for your prompt responses! I did know that St. Louis was not the maker of the paperweight when I purchased it because St. Louis was a glass foundry rather than a silversmith and is not known to make paperweights with these canes. I really appreciate your information. After spendin...
by gleaming
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: paperweight with silver base

oops ... I should have stated leopard head rather than lion head! Sorry!
by gleaming
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: paperweight with silver base
Replies: 20
Views: 843

paperweight with silver base

Hi All, I am a newcomer so please excuse my ignorance. I have an unusual paperweight of unknown maker. The paperweight has a silver base. Whether or not the base was made at the same time or place as the paperweight, I do not know. http://i64.tinypic.com/14ecnl4.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2yv8o77.jp...

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