Help ID mystery mark L&F

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raibos
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Help ID mystery mark L&F

Postby raibos » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:00 am

Trying to decipher the mark on a period silver plated art deco cocktail shaker. It looks like L& F separated by a chess piece(?) symbol. There is no country mark, just what's shown in photo 1. Photo 2 has the contrast tweaked in an attempt to sharpen the image. On a side note, are country of origin marks only on items intended for export? Does no country mark indicate U.S. origin? Any help appreciated!

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Essexboy Fisher
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Re: Help ID mystery mark L&F

Postby Essexboy Fisher » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:44 am

Hello, nothing very solid in the way of help, but if the pictorial part of the mark is a lighthouse could "Faro" be part of the name. I see there is an Italian company Faro Linea. I know for some of the Southern European countries "Faro" is lighthouse. I see from a post by Dognose the Faro company does have a stylised lighthouse with light beam as a modern mark.
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Re: Help ID mystery mark L&F

Postby raibos » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:36 pm

Thanks. The Faro Linea link says it was likely formed in the 70s, the shaker is earlier 20th century, probably 1930s. Interesting observation of the lighthouse, I'll have to do some digging and see if it's a clue . . .

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Re: Help ID mystery mark L&F

Postby raibos » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:35 am

Fishless, good call on the lighthouse. The mark is Lagarde & Fortin, Paris, France, circa 1922-28. Thanks for the excellent clue.


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