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by dragonflywink
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Regarding French fused plate...
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Regarding French fused plate...

From the 1899 'Markham's Hand Book to French Hall Marks on Gold and Silver Plate' (information on 'plated goods' starts about halfway through the paragraph): https://s22.postimg.cc/do7ezn1y9/frenchplatersmarks1899_Hand_Bookto_French_Hall_Marks.jpg From Bradbury's 'History of Old Sheffield Plate' (19...
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp

Seem to recall that McGrew attributes this mark to Albert Coles, but I don't have a copy of his book...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Request for Help to Identify Markings on a Vase
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Request for Help to Identify Markings on a Vase

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

This is a 'Dutch Reproduction' piece from around the 1920s, made by New York based E.G.Webster & Son:

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_W2.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unknown H Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Unknown H Mark

Hi - please see this post: viewtopic.php?t=22728

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Makers Mark identification “S.M”, Japanese/Chinese?
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: Makers Mark identification “S.M”, Japanese/Chinese?

Very interesting article!

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorham Rouen (1893) Scoopy Thingamajig
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Gorham Rouen (1893) Scoopy Thingamajig

Below is a Gorham cheese scoop in the 1885 'Kings III' pattern with provenance to the 19th century - same form scoop, have little reason to doubt yours is original too...

~Cheryl


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by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorham Rouen (1893) Scoopy Thingamajig
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Gorham Rouen (1893) Scoopy Thingamajig

Wouldn't say cheese scoops are particularly common, but I've seen quite a few of them over the years - there have also been a good number produced fairly recently by modifying spoons (some done better than others), might poke around to investigate whether it's original or not...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorham Rouen (1893) Scoopy Thingamajig
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Gorham Rouen (1893) Scoopy Thingamajig

Cheese scoop, sometimes called a Stilton cheese scoop...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Spoon 4" Paper Lantern Finial
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Spoon 4" Paper Lantern Finial

The stylized cherry blossom (sakura) bowls are definitely die-struck - they're pretty common, I have examples in coffee spoons, sippers, and salt spoons, with a wide variety of finials (charms on the sippers). Doubt many, if any, date earlier than post WWII, and believe the only Japanese manufacture...
by dragonflywink
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need identification help!
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Need identification help!

Right off hand, no silversmiths, retailers or patterns named 'Archer' or 'Bowman' come to mind, so am going to guess that those suggestions were made as possible descriptive terms concerning the bow & arrow motif on the discs at the top. The pattern doesn't look familiar to me, and don't have al...
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 30
Views: 714

Re: Unknown hallmark

Hard to tell without having it in hand, but to my eye, looks like the yellowish areas might be remnants of old varnish...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: <Star>Rogers & Bro.IS "Beverly Hills"??
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: <Star>Rogers & Bro.IS "Beverly Hills"??

Eh, I have some info on this pattern somewhere, but am unable to hunt it up right now and not sure when I will be... It was introduced in 1932 as International Silver's 'Manhattan', design inspired by the Chrysler Building, patent #D86753 issued April 12, 1932 - believe it was originally produced as...
by dragonflywink
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Tongue Scraper
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Tongue Scraper

The 'fold mark' descriptions seem to be referring to thin uneven edges being folded back and pounded down rather than being cut and/or filed off as they should have been. Not an indication of age, though certainly a sign of of being hand-wrought, however carelessly done - looking at other Navajo sil...
by dragonflywink
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Tongue Scraper
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Tongue Scraper

These images showing the progression of producing hand wrought spoons are from Kline's 'Navajo Spoons', the first using an ingot, the second, using a coin, was taken from Adair's book:

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~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: evil eye ring id marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: evil eye ring id marks?

Would guess a maker's mark - sorry, can't help there...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Tongue Scraper
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Tongue Scraper

Suspect you would have a hard time finding a silversmith, Navajo or otherwise, who "turned and folded a silver ingot over and over again" while pounding out a spoon or any other item - that just isn't the way it's done. The flaws seen in hand-wrought Navajo silver can be caused by working ...
by dragonflywink
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: evil eye ring id marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: evil eye ring id marks?

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

It's usually helpful to show a picture of the item in question, but since you say it's an evil eye piece, it's probably Cypriot rather than Scandinavian - Cyprus also uses .830 fineness silver, and would be a much more likely place of origin...

~Cheryl

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