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by dragonflywink
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Countess Dating-Frank W. Smith Company Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Countess Dating-Frank W. Smith Company Spoon

JCK Index shows 'Countess' as introduced in 1928, but Turner shows it as circa 1900...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Samurai Shokai Crane Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Samurai Shokai Crane Bowl

It's a nice piece, would guess late Meiji - personally, wouldn't polish it at all. Doubt the little cushion belongs, see few indications of age, the needlework is careless, and if it were originally meant to be with it as something like a pincushion, it would be fitted to the shape of the bowl. The ...
by dragonflywink
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: mark identification napkin ring
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: mark identification napkin ring

Somewhat similar electroplated nickel silver Indian napkin rings with original paper label:

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~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: mark identification napkin ring
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: mark identification napkin ring

Those don't look like marks to me, more like careless workmanship with the punch used for the background - have seen similar technique and motifs on both silver and silverplated pieces from India, suspect from the images that yours are plated...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: mark identification
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: mark identification

Hi - not silver, but a cast aluminum candle snuffer by Arthur Court in their 'Grape' pattern.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help me to ID this Mark and the Piece
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Help me to ID this Mark and the Piece

It's part of a set of Dutch girl & boy salt & pepper shakers - similar 'Dutch Revival' figural shakers were made in the Netherlands and Germany in the early 20th century, but suspect yours is probably a bit nearer to mid 20th century dating, intended for the tourist market. Pretty sure that ...
by dragonflywink
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: What does the number mean under the hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: What does the number mean under the hallmark

The production codes were not assigned sequentially, even if they were, it would only indicate the date first produced, later production would bear the same number - the style might give an idea of dating. Meriden didn't start production of sterling silver pieces until 1895/96, the mark shown was st...
by dragonflywink
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help to identify this Mark in a Fork
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Help to identify this Mark in a Fork

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. That's a variant of the International Silver/Wilcox & Evertson 'Indian head' mark - the pattern is 'Napoleon', introduced in 1910.

https://www.925-1000.com/ax_international.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help with a sterling ring maker's mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Help with a sterling ring maker's mark?

Carol Felley.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Four-leaf clover hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Four-leaf clover hallmark

Your piece was made by Howard. Roger Williams acquired some of Howard's flatware dies, producing the Howard patterns bearing their mark, in 1913, Roger Williams was acquired by Mount Vernon and some of the old Howard patterns were then produced bearing their mark...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Four-leaf clover hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Four-leaf clover hallmark

Please see Howard Sterling Co.: https://www.925-1000.com/ax_howardRI.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Modernist ring Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Modernist ring Help!

Probably Greek, they sometimes use maker registry numbers like the ''44.??' shown...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: British Orientalism Pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: British Orientalism Pattern

Interestingly, this same pattern was just recently posted on another forum, but the day of the month on that piece is clearly a '13' rather than '31' (perhaps a die cutting error?)... On the two suggestions from the Patents Journal, the 'Harrison' registration is for a flower stand, unfortunately, t...
by dragonflywink
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Help identifying 925 Brooch
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Help identifying 925 Brooch

Looks very much like electroformed silver jewelry common to Israeli manufacturers, and that might be a cultured grey freshwater pearl...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown Pattern-Oneida Hotel Plate for ROBERTS
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Re: Unknown Pattern-Oneida Hotel Plate for ROBERTS

Pattern is 'Redwood', introduced in 1949.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with Trefid or Dog-nose spoon encircled BM
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Re: Help with Trefid or Dog-nose spoon encircled BM

Hi - welcome to the forums. Good job on posting your pics.

To my eye, this appears to be a cast pewter replica of a dognose spoon, perhaps from a museum (British Museum?)

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: a mystery mark
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: a mystery mark

It really is important to post all marks present on a piece, am not sure I understand why all information wouldn't be given in the initial post - in this case, there is a good possibility that the importer's mark would be one often related to Hanau makers...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Help with Hallmark/Name
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Help with Hallmark/Name

Hazorfim - still in business...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Gorham Flask
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Gorham Flask

The 'Q' is the date letter for 1884. The images below are from Carpenter's 'Gorham Silver: 1831-1981' (1981), pages 87 and 288 respectively: https://i.postimg.cc/Gp8s2PZ4/gorhamelectroplate-Carpenterpage87.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Dy8p7HxF/gorhamelectroplate-Carpenterpage288.jpg ~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Gorham Flask
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Gorham Flask

Well, everyone makes mistakes - the primary reference for Gorham, Carpenter's 'Gorham Silver: 1831-1981', will also tell you that it's a silverplate mark...

~Cheryl

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