Search found 522 matches

by JLDoggett
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: How to remove small scratches?
Replies: 4
Views: 7238

Re: How to remove small scratches?

Those appear polishing marks from someone who used a polish with too large a grit. a rouge cloth will usually remove them, just take time and be careful.
by JLDoggett
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Far Eastern Box
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: Far Eastern Box

A two medicine pill box with a fu (bat) for luck on the outside. Is the partition soldered in place?
by JLDoggett
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help with Spoon mark
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Help with Spoon mark

A creamed soup spoon.
by JLDoggett
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: grandmother's silver bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: grandmother's silver bowl

It is a piece by Whiting; the sterling stamp is the quality mark; the 6612 is possibly the model number. As for value that would not be proper on the forum.
by JLDoggett
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: About restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 2999

Re: About restoration

what kind of restoration were you considering?
by JLDoggett
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Is this holder?
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Re: What Is this holder?

A little tall for a place card holder, most likely a menu holder for a formerly set table.
by JLDoggett
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Nathaniel Mills. What is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2900

Re: Nathaniel Mills. What is it?

A match box would be the logical conclusion.
by JLDoggett
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: One handled cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: One handled cup

Most likely a punch cup, would have been part of a set.
by JLDoggett
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What is this cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: What is this cover?

The hoof would have been from a dead animal, maybe a prized racehorse or from another source.
by JLDoggett
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What is this cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: What is this cover?

With those 2 "bumps" on the front I would say it is for a cloven-hoofed animal like an elk or moose.
by JLDoggett
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Why do crests and arms not face the user of the implement?
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Why do crests and arms not face the user of the implement?

Here in the US monograms (closest we have to family crests) are typically up-side-down to the user. Odd indeed.
by JLDoggett
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Please help to identify if item is not fake!
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

Re: Please help to identify if item is not fake!

It looks like someone removed a dent from the bottom.
by JLDoggett
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?
Replies: 12
Views: 3466

Re: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?

Spot on as usual Cheryl.
by JLDoggett
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?
Replies: 12
Views: 3466

Re: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?

Country of origin is only required when exporting items to certain countries (like the US of A), and is not required for inner-country sale.
by JLDoggett
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Mystery Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Pin
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Mystery Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Pin

I concur Cheryl. It is very odd for Tiffany to place a pin finding atop their maker's mark. When I looked at this the other night all I could come up with is anemone for the flower but the foliage is incorrect, something Tiffany would be unlikely to contemplate let alone manufacture. It would be ver...
by JLDoggett
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Mystery silver flower basket
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Mystery silver flower basket

Made by Towle, it appears to be a bread basket.
by JLDoggett
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 950 Sterling
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: 950 Sterling

That appears to be an American model/stock/set number, odd there is no marker's mark.
by JLDoggett
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Seeking Tiffany Information
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Seeking Tiffany Information

Thanks Cheryl! I have always called my service "Audubon" but will now rename it as all the pieces were collected prior to 1920.
by JLDoggett
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CCIV
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: What-is-it question CCIV

I like that ratcheting lever better than the modern ones with direct rotati0n blade. it would be easier on everyone's fingers.
by JLDoggett
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CCIV
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: What-is-it question CCIV

Being a jeweller, they are still in use today. Initials R.C.

Go to advanced search