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by dragonflywink
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith
Replies: 5
Views: 242

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: 5
Views: 242

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: 630

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: 548

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: 548

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: 2331

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: 1335

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 &...
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery item
Replies: 17
Views: 8895

Re: Mystery item

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bulgarian alms plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: Bulgarian alms plate?

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with silver bowl .1000 mark
Replies: 10
Views: 3610

Re: Help with silver bowl .1000 mark

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Can Anyone Assist With These Hallmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 3336

Re: Can Anyone Assist With These Hallmarks?

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: That elusive 'BM' mark...
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

That elusive 'BM' mark...

Believe it's been pretty well identified as Greek, but an answer to a post in a general forum on a non-silver item bearing this mark brought an immediate response of "sold in the Benaki Museum shop in Athens, Greece". Dug up four posts here on the mark, found all four items in question in ...
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Please embed images of the marks...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham question
Replies: 14
Views: 2226

Re: Gorham question

Sorry for the delay in replying... There are very few correct references online regarding Gorham's Japanese line - however there is fantastic inforamation if you dig hard and long enough in various libraries (in person!) - you cannot beat original catalog's etc. (admin edit - see Posting Requiremen...
by dragonflywink
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Altered Tines..Stupid Question of the Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 3201

Re: Altered Tines..Stupid Question of the Day.

Sorry, just not seeing it - the patent shows and describes a distinct bend in the inner tines, yours still looks to me like a well worn fork with tines slightly out of alignment. Would also want to see similar forks in a set, or any catalog reference, as indication that the 'improvement' was actuall...
by dragonflywink
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Gorham old Queens Patent 1868?
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Gorham old Queens Patent 1868?

The most reliable reference for this would be Carpenter's 'Gorham Silver 1831-1981' (1982), it shows 'Fleur de LIs' introduced in 1868 (in accord with the patent date), and also shows an extremely similar pattern with slightly larger more rounded shoulders at the top and no beveling along the stem, ...
by dragonflywink
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: What is this fork (?) for ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: What is this fork (?) for ?

Feel sure this is more likely a badly damaged spoon or ladle, the bowl broken off - a shame since the maker was Danish silversmith F. Kastor Hansen, best known for his lovely Skonvirke brooches...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Help ID this Black Starr Frost Pettern
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: Help ID this Black Starr Frost Pettern

Durgin's multi-motif 'Scroll' pattern, introduced in 1886...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon

French & Franklin - short-lived late 19th century concern out of N. Attleboro, MA...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian Dinner Fork
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Norwegian Dinner Fork

Though it looks vaguely familiar, don't know the maker's mark - but the pattern is 'Odel', introduced by Nils Hansen in 1935, also produced by Th. Marthinsen...

~Cheryl

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