Arts & Crafts silver and enamel salt and spoon

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Arts & Crafts silver and enamel salt and spoon

Postby ktiggeloven » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:59 pm

Hi everybody,

i have some trouble trying to decypher a mark on an Arts & Crafts salt and spoon I have in my collection. Both have a mark of what looks like a sailing ship. the salt is also marked with sterling. Stylewise i would point the salts origin more towards the British isles, but as it's not bearing a full set of hallmarks, I think it's smarter to start my search among the American silversmiths of that period. If anybody knows this mark, I'd be very grateful.
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Thanks in advance for any help,
kind regards,

Kasper

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Re: Arts & Crafts silver and enamel salt and spoon

Postby dragonflywink » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:14 pm

Hi Kaspar ~ must admit to a bit of 'silver envy' here... Your lovely set is American, made by Cleveland School silversmith Mildred Watkins (1883-1968), the link below will tell you a bit about her.

~Cheryl

Enamel Arts Foundation - Mildred G. Watkins

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Re: Arts & Crafts silver and enamel salt and spoon

Postby ktiggeloven » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:30 pm

Thanks for your info Cheryl. It was nice to read a little bit about Mildred's history.
I already had a feeling they were nice pieces. I actually have another salt and spoon of the same design, but the enamel on that salt is quite damaged. However, as it is by a prominent silversmith, it might be worth to have it restored.
Thanks again so much for the info. I can now further research the pieces.
kind regards,

Kasper

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Re: Arts & Crafts silver and enamel salt and spoon

Postby dragonflywink » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:51 pm

Was very nice to see, shame about the damaged salt... As soon as the pictures showed up, immediately thought of either her or Potter - don't underestimate the talents of American Arts & Crafts metalsmiths, they produced some some stunning pieces, and the women were well represented.

~Cheryl


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