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by dragonflywink
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Gorham spoon pattern date and name? Sweet Pea?
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Gorham spoon pattern date and name? Sweet Pea?

Can't tell you the name of your pattern, but it's very similar in design to a circa 1890 Gorham pattern called 'Violet', and believe yours would date about the same, and was also most likely named for the flower depicted - have only seen 'Violet' in pattern guide illustrations, so no idea whether it...
by dragonflywink
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Silver bangle with mystery 900 mark
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Silver bangle with mystery 900 mark

Believe this piece is most likely Turkish...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Sugar and Creamer Help
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Sugar and Creamer Help

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Despite their style, these are almost certainly post WWII Japanese, intended for an American market - the '0' on the '950' punch was damaged, and it would indicate the fineness...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Gorham Castle Crag 1893 or 1910
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Gorham Castle Crag 1893 or 1910

It's the 1893 date mark (the 1910 mark is actually sort of twisted with tails, rather than just two conjoined circles), and the Gorham mark is typical of their 19th century electroplate. Not sure what you mean regarding the "era of 5 digit places (a zero before an older four digit pattern)"...
by dragonflywink
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: sugar and creme enamel/silver(?) German (?)
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: sugar and creme enamel/silver(?) German (?)

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

They're German, silver deposit on china - though a bit unclear, it should say '1000/1000 Feinsilber', can't make out the manufacturer's trademark...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Edwards (no Holmes) Unknown Pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Edwards (no Holmes) Unknown Pattern

The pattern is 'Warner', also found with Bridgeport trademarks, as well as Tufts, who called it 'Hub'; designed by R.H. Klingel, the patent for the pattern is #D18701.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help Whats this mean
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Help Whats this mean

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. Your question cannot be answered without the required images - please see below: Posting Requirements How to Add Images I use https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code), http://www.tinypic.com (copy the 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards') is also ...
by dragonflywink
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Georg Jensen - what pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Georg Jensen - what pattern?

Believe that's the 'Koppel' pattern, designed in 1981 by Rigmor Andersen and Annelise Bjorner...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Mysterious Triangle Sterling American
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Mysterious Triangle Sterling American

Not really following your logic on the toast forks/Jenks/ Gorham connection, but Rainwater is hardly some "old reference book", and as already mentioned, she cited her source as the Jewelers' Circular. The 'L' is a pound sterling symbol, old versions seen with both single and double cross-...
by dragonflywink
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Scandinavian spoon, maker 'OG'
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Scandinavian spoon, maker 'OG'

Not sure where this piece is from, could be Danish, Norwegian, or even Icelandic - do find Danish makers Otto F. Gigas, Copenhagen 1906-37 and Ole Gamsgaard, Gentofte 1953-63 - any thoughts or opinions?

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~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: A strange phenomenon.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: A strange phenomenon.....

This appears to be the same stamped pattern on a spoon from Danish maker Peter Hertz, the date is worn, might be 1888, 1899 or 1900...

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~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help needed to identify these Sabbath Candlesticks?
Replies: 18
Views: 732

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: 732

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: 816

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: 732

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: 1025

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: 1025

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: 407

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: 325

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: 451

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

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