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by dragonflywink
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Believed to be Gorham? Looking for confirmation and details.
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Believed to be Gorham? Looking for confirmation and details.

Welcome - noting the size is helpful in identifying an item's purpose...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?

The image in the link for 'Kings III' is actually "King George' - and pieces can change over the years, since you mention the patent date isn't present on yours, it's most likely later production...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?

King George:
Image

Kings III:
Image

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Incorrect silver pattern description in web page
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

Re: Incorrect silver pattern description in web page

Hi - welcome to the forums. Can only say that I agree that the pattern shown as 'New Queens' is actually 'King George'. Carpenter and the JCK Index also show 'New Queens' as introduced in 1895...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?

Not sure I understand your question, the item you show appears to be a tomato or cucumber server in Gorham's 'King George' pattern, introduced in 1894 - I'm not familiar with a 'King Charles' pattern, and 'Kings III', introduced circa 1885, while somewhat similar, is not at all the same as 'King Geo...
by dragonflywink
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?

Try an internet search for "fourchettes à melon argent" and see what turns up - can probably dig up some catalog images when I have time...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?

Looks like a melon fork to me...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?

Thanks, Trev! Early 19th century?

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?

My eyesight is so bad anymore, can't make much sense out of the marks, which appear to be the same struck thrice, so I turned four pics four directions - any ideas? Thanks so much... ~Cheryl https://i.postimg.cc/W45VHVrw/toddyladlebaleen-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rwcK68dB/toddyladlebaleen-2.jpg htt...
by dragonflywink
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling Fork ID Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Sterling Fork ID Help Please

Durgin's 'Fairfax' pattern, introduced in 1910, continued in production by Gorham...

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

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Unknown Maker on Bowl , Asian?
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: Unknown Maker on Bowl , Asian?

Workmanship and marks are typical of modern Turkish silver...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How to operate Postimage.com
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: How to operate Postimage.com

I've been using postimage.org for quite a while now, on my Android phone, laptop and desktop - I'm not registered, simply open the site, click on 'Choose image', my files are pulled up, click on my picture, after it uploads, scroll down to 'Hotlink for forums', click on the blue 'copy/clipboard' ico...
by dragonflywink
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith

Find a Friedrich Christopher Zwanzig (1822-1889) in Schleswig, as well as his son Friedrich Christoph Zwanzig (b.1857)...

(Thank you Theo)

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith

To my eye, looks like 'F.C.ZWANZIG'

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help Please Identifying Unusual Gorham Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 3179

Re: Help Please Identifying Unusual Gorham Bowl

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Nothing to do with Martelé (as a note, Martelé was .950 fineness).

It is a fairly rare hand-crafted piece associated with Gorham's very uncommon 1880s 'Hamburg' flatware pattern - it is a really, really nice item...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards
Replies: 3
Views: 2110

Re: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards

Very likely the other found was a baby spoon too, do know that Baker-Manchester, Kirk, and Weidlich (those are the three that come to mind, right off) all used regular line patterns and looped their handles toward the front, though Weidlich usually used a roundish bowl, while Baker-Manchester and Ki...
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards
Replies: 3
Views: 2110

Re: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards

Have seen this a number of times - someone straightened out a loop handled baby spoon, it should be curved around to show the pattern on the same side as the bowl...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 6883

Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Personally would have trouble attributing this mark, or for that matter, the (925/1000) [Evon only shows the (925/000) variant of the mark in her book] to a Marshall Field wholesale workshop, especially since she notes that the workshops didn't actually open untill 1903 and pieces found with the (92...
by dragonflywink
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identify this Reed & Barton makers mark on a beautiful Hummingbird/Owl/Crane/Butterfly/Flower motif bride's basket
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Re: Help identify this Reed & Barton makers mark on a beautiful Hummingbird/Owl/Crane/Butterfly/Flower motif bride's bas

It's 'W,REED & E.BARTON' - Edward Barton, son of Charles Barton of Reed & Barton, and his brother-in-law, Waldo Reed (apparently no family connection to Henry Reed), formed 'Reed, Barton & Co.' in 1886; both firms were based in Taunton, MA. There were legal issues, but eventually, Reed &...

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