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by dragonflywink
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Arab bracelet (?) Help
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Arab bracelet (?) Help

It's a head ornament, one of a pair that would hang from the sides of a traditional headdress...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Please, help to identify marks on the box
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Please, help to identify marks on the box

Hi - Woods & Chatellier, New York City, in business from around the turn of the century into the 1930s...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silver Deposit Ware
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

https://s18.postimg.org/wzq1urxa1/1890smausercatalog-07-b.jpg Mauser Mfg. Co., circa 1890s https://s18.postimg.org/ph2b8qgmx/1921adejbasssilverplateoverlay_American_Exporter2b.jpg E.& J. Bass, 1921 https://s18.postimg.org/9k3jbmyex/1951adsilvercityglass-b.jpg Silver City Glass Co., 1951
by dragonflywink
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silver Deposit Ware
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

https://s18.postimg.org/avbakcmdl/1897ad_JCalvinsilverdepositware-b.jpg Alvin Mfg., 1897 https://s18.postimg.org/rj2smyrgp/1902ad_JC-alvindepositwarepitcher-2.jpg Alvin Mfg., 1902 https://s18.postimg.org/bm40prm2h/1913adalvinsilverdepositwineset_Harvard_Freshman_Red_Book-b.jpg Alvin Mfg., 1913
by dragonflywink
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Maker & year Sheffield Plate 864 cream jug?
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Maker & year Sheffield Plate 864 cream jug?

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. Unless you find pieces in the same pattern with a manufacturer's trademark, or can find it in a reference, determining the maker is unlikely. By style, it would date from the late 19th century into the first couple of decades of the 20th - most likely toward the end of th...
by dragonflywink
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Calling Card Case
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Calling Card Case

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. Your card case is circa 1840s-50s coin silver by Leonard & Wilson of Philadelphia, they were known for their card cases...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Pendant, brooch, 925 sterling silver, designer?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Pendant, brooch, 925 sterling silver, designer?

It's from Israel and shows the walls of Jerusalem with the Aquarius zodiac symbol in the center - a recent piece by Frank Meisler.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silver Deposit Ware
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Interesting that you show a Scharling ad right after the Alvin ad stating their exclusive rights to the 1892 patent #472230, which was issued to Scharling, and assigned to Wymble Manufacturing of Newark, NJ, and was for the improvement to the silver deposit technique, principally the white appearanc...
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost

Looks like a wyvern, and it would have been a family crest (or what the family thought was their crest), and almost certainly engraved by the retailer rather than the manufacturer...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost

Very helpful - the mark is Dominick & Haff's, the pattern is 'Pointed Antique', introduced in 1895...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Looking for info on this Black Starr & Frost

Hi - welcome to the forums. Really nice engraved crest. Black, Starr & Frost was the retailer - from what I can see, the manufacturer looks like Dominick & Haff. Would help to see the back in determining the pattern, guessing 'Old English Antique', introduced in 1880... http://www.925-1000.c...
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unknown Mark Look of Jensen
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Unknown Mark Look of Jensen

Hi - this mark has been attributed to American maker Hamilton Silver Co., please see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22728

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tiffany & Co - 550 Broadway
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Tiffany & Co - 550 Broadway

It can be cataloged as 'Sterling', as your testing indicates - you already know it was made by John C. Moore & Son for Tiffany, and in 1851, when the Moore shop agreed to produce their holloware exclusively for Tiffany, they also adopted the sterling standard for their wares. Tiffany moved to 55...
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Over Stamped or Double-Stamped Bracelet
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Over Stamped or Double-Stamped Bracelet

It's a mid 20th century charm bracelet (double-link round cable rather than curb), can't tell which is the original and can't really make out one mark, but the Rhythm Jewelry Co. mark is fairly clear. Hard to tell the reason for the overstamping, may have been made by Rhythm for another vendor or a ...
by dragonflywink
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Duchin Creations
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Re: Duchin Creations

Not where I can search through my files, but if I recall correctly, Maurice Duchin Creations started fairly soon after WWII, believe the 'hand' trademark dates to the 1950s and possibly earlier, and I know it was still in use in the mid '70s, when I was selling their silverplate and other metal gift...
by dragonflywink
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Baby Cup with Rabbit - late 30s early 40s? Mongram ENS with Arrow

Though it looks vaguely familiar, haven't found this mark in any of my available references, and can't really see anything about the mark or style of the cup that would indicate the dating more to one of the time periods you suggest, could be either era. It's a simple straight-sided cup with a rolle...
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Mysterious Maker's Mark
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Mysterious Maker's Mark

That's International's 'Milford' pattern, introduced in 1913 - though a lovely design, it wasn't a particularly popular pattern, so not common to see these days...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Mysterious Maker's Mark
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Mysterious Maker's Mark

Hi ~ welcome to theforums. This appears to be a known variant of the Simpson, Hall, Miller/International Silver 'knight-head' trademark. It is almost always helpful to post images of the entire item as well as the marks - in this case, dating and manufacturer could be confirmed by pattern or style.....
by dragonflywink
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: I'm stumped by this mark - Please Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: I'm stumped by this mark - Please Help!

Oslo maker Thorleif Johnsen, should date from 1916-36...

~Cheryl

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