Please help to Id this Hallmark

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Johnwensf
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Please help to Id this Hallmark

Postby Johnwensf » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:23 am

I have been trying to find out the maker of this silver bowl with not much luck. Please help. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Please help to Id this Hallmark

Postby Traintime » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:18 am

Extreme curvature of the wings makes this tricky, but possibly look at Meriden Britannia or (less likely) Old Newbury Crafters marks. M-B may have an M over your bird's head if you can spot it. M-B is here, but variants occur: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_M3.html
But don't be surprised if someone comes back later with a better answer.

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Re: Please help to Id this Hallmark

Postby dragonflywink » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:17 am

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Your bowl was made by International Silver, marked with the old Meriden Brittania trademark - can tell you from experience that pieces with this mark and the 'WD', 'WB', etc. prefixes on the production codes date to the mid 20th century.

Should be noted that Old Newbury Crafters never used the griffin or eagle trademark on their production, Rainwater clearly states this, and it has been verified many times by Old Newbury...

~Cheryl

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Re: Please help to Id this Hallmark

Postby Johnwensf » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:52 pm

thank you very much for the information. I was looking at Meriden Brittania but did not see the m on top. I was wondering it may be a fake mark, but it seemed quite well made and heavy (680g). Now it will have its place in my mom's china cabinet. Thanks.


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