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by dragonflywink
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed to identify these Sabbath Candlesticks?
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Help needed to identify these Sabbath Candlesticks?

Have tried to see the 'shawl like' decorations you mention, but only see rippled Rococo-style elements - is that what you're referring to?

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed to identify these Sabbath Candlesticks?
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Help needed to identify these Sabbath Candlesticks?

To be clear, I was not in any way suggesting that your candlesticks were French, only showing that similar candlesticks, regardless of their origin, are not necessarily intended for Shabbat...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: German dagger with Sterling Dogs Head Handle
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: German dagger with Sterling Dogs Head Handle

'935' is a fairly common fineness in German silver, indicating 93.5% silver in the alloy - while Argentium can be either .935 or .960 fineness, what makes it Argentium is the replacement of some of the copper in the alloy with germanium...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed to identify these Sabbath Candlesticks?
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Help needed to identify these Sabbath Candlesticks?

I believe that my point also applies to candlesticks, though suppose one might consider them most likely Sabbath or Shabbat candlesticks if the maker were Jewish or known to cater to the Jewish market. Again, these would certainly be nice as Shabbat candlesticks and are a common shape for that use, ...
by dragonflywink
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Kalo Style Server
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Kalo Style Server

Don't believe there is any difference in source or dating between the two, just that the punches appearing to be missing the '1' were worn or damaged, and was only noting that Evon's attribution was done without apparent knowledge of the pieces with the '1' - also believe there might be an anomaly c...
by dragonflywink
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Kalo Style Server
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Kalo Style Server

To clarify - Evon's book attributes this mark to Marshall Field's wholesale division, noting only the cut-off version that appears to read (925)(000)...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Can anyone identify this stamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Can anyone identify this stamp?

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Please see Fuchs & Beiderhase: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_F3.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: VT 830s
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: VT 830s

Since you don't show the face of either ring you posted, would guess that they relate to the German occupation of Norway during WWII - but again, the engraving of 'Stavanger' does not necessarily indicate the maker was in Stavanger...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help - Tea Set
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Help - Tea Set

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Your tea service is mid 20th century American silverplate, made the Birmingham Silver Co.

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_B2.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Cutlery Wm. A. Rogers Sterling
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Cutlery Wm. A. Rogers Sterling

As already suggested, while possible that this was made and sold by Wm. A. Rogers, seems more likely that the blade was made by them, with the sterling ferrule and handle (which appears to be faux stag-horn) made by other manufacturers. Stainless steel came into common use not too long after WWI end...
by dragonflywink
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Netherlands 1856 .800 Spoon?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Netherlands 1856 .800 Spoon?

This is 20th century German, Christoph Widmann 'Hildesheimer Rose', size would helpful in determining its use...

http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_9.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown Silver Baby Spoon Halmark 1800's
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Unknown Silver Baby Spoon Halmark 1800's

Hi - It's silverplate by American Silver Co.: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_A.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: The napkin ring. Enamel.
Replies: 15
Views: 519

Re: The napkin ring. Enamel.

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Are you sure there aren't quality and/or maker's marks under all that tarnish - maybe near the area I pointed the arrow?

~Cheryl

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by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: J.J. 830s
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: J.J. 830s

Is the engraved 'Stavanger' the reason you're sure the maker was from there? If so, not really a valid assumption...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Meriden Brittania Candle 416
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Meriden Brittania Candle 416

By style, your classical Tuscan column candlesticks, with their simple engraved laurel wreaths, most likely date to the 1910s-20s. Meriden Britannia made some sterling flatware patterns in the 1880s, but their holloware is noted as starting with the mid 1890s acquisition of Wilcox & Evertsen. I'...
by dragonflywink
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Hallmark Hallmark?
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Hallmark Hallmark?

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. Your carving set was almost certainly made for the 'Hallmark Stores', a cooperative organized by New York City based United Jewelers who acted as supplier of 'Hallmark' branded goods produced by various companies, including silverware manufacturers (both sterling and silv...
by dragonflywink
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Need Help identifying marks
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Need Help identifying marks

Hi - please see Bell Trading Post: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_B3.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: I am not sure if the is American made or not.
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: I am not sure if the is American made or not.

Trev is correct, it's a Tammen mark - as with the majority of silver trademarks, they vary in execution, the comparison below, showing a few of their marks, is one I put together years ago. The 1918 advertisement shows your ring at lower right... ~Cheryl https://s14.postimg.org/al1w7qu9t/tammentrade...
by dragonflywink
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Ornate spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Ornate spoon

Most likely Japanese: viewtopic.php?t=35086

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: What is the purpose of this Georg Jensen item.
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: What is the purpose of this Georg Jensen item.

Letter opener, designed by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe in 1989.

~Cheryl

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