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by dragonflywink
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Easterling
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Easterling

It's sterling - Easterling was a direct marketing firm, they sold silver and china door-to-door rather than through retailers (the majority of their salespeople were women), believe that pattern is 'American Classic', introduced in 1944...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?

This is the 'Manor' pattern by International Silver/Rogers & Bro., introduced in 1923 - the twist is original, it's a master butter knife...

~Cheryl

1923:
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by dragonflywink
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot

Don't believe Harry Rose manufactured anything, appears he procured his merchandise from various small manufacturers and jobbers, who he neglected to pay, and it was not of particularly good quality, making his customers unhappy too. Your close-up of the handle shows what appears to be an old poorly...
by dragonflywink
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Rose Silver Co. Quadruple Teapot

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Best info I can find on the 'Rose Silver Co.' is a 1922 article from the Jewelers' Circular - kind of interesting story...

~Cheryl


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by dragonflywink
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Antique Iron Cross Sterling Ring. Possibly WWI German. Help with Mark and Date Please
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Antique Iron Cross Sterling Ring. Possibly WWI German. Help with Mark and Date Please

Can't make out the mark either, but looks 20th century American to me - it's a rosary ring, should be ten knobs forming the decade...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Strange Utensil - Gorham Lion Anchor G(?) ID help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Strange Utensil - Gorham Lion Anchor G(?) ID help needed

1896 ad for a cuticle knife:
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1894 ad for ink erasers:
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~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Strange Utensil - Gorham Lion Anchor G(?) ID help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Strange Utensil - Gorham Lion Anchor G(?) ID help needed

It's Gorham, early 20th century, the 'B' prefix on the production code was used on pieces for the dresser, desk, etc. from 1898 until around 1930, not usually part of a named pattern (looks to me like a morning glory motif)- this piece is a common manicure tool called a cuticle knife...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling ID Help EM?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Sterling ID Help EM?

The manufacturer was Barstow & Williams, Providence, Rhode Island 1888-1904 - their entwined 'BW' trademark is upside down in your pic, not sure I've ever seen their mark oriented the same direction as the 'Sterling' mark. With the wide bowl and short handle, looks like a bon-bon/nut spoon to me...
by dragonflywink
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Need help identifying hallmark on letter opener
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Need help identifying hallmark on letter opener

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. Can understand why you might think this piece is Scandinavian, but the boats are not Viking longships, they're more like Greek galleys (penteconters or triantaconters), the style and workmanship would also be atypical. Appears to have a bit of age, but would be surprised ...
by dragonflywink
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Silver tray unkown hallmark - Help
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Re: Silver tray unkown hallmark - Help

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by dragonflywink
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help me find this hallmark
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Help me find this hallmark

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by dragonflywink
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Bailey Banks & Biddle Flask
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Bailey Banks & Biddle Flask

Hi ~ The maker is Dominick & Haff: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_D.html From the look of the lip and remnants in the crevices of the repousse-work, the flask appears to have originally been gilt, with most all of it worn off now...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need identification salt spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Need identification salt spoon

The trademark is a variant of the International Silver (Wilcox & Evertson) Indian-head - the pattern is 'John Winthrop', introduced in 1911.

http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_I.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon May 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Who is the maker of this bowl?
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Who is the maker of this bowl?

Viennese maker 'Brüder Frank'...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Altered Tines..Stupid Question of the Day.
Replies: 6
Views: 699

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

Sorry, just looks like worn tines to me too - spoons more often show wear on one side from right-handed use, but forks are wielded with both hands, depending upon what one is eating...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Gorham spoon pattern date and name? Sweet Pea?
Replies: 8
Views: 990

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: 1115

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: 7
Views: 946

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: 461

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)"...

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