ID ? Silver Lady Dish, Maker - R Delaune

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ID ? Silver Lady Dish, Maker - R Delaune

Postby silverbuzz » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:35 pm

Hey All,
I got this silver lady dish from a friend. He's not sure where he originally got it (He's 93, so I'll give him a break). The bottom is marked with the word "SILVER", my jeweler friend tested it and it is indeed silver. On the top edge of the dish, the maker's name is inscribed "R DELAUNE", at least that's what I made out of it. I couldn't find any hits from searching online. I was wondering if anyone hear recognizes this maker? Cheers. Image Image Image

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Re: ID ? Silver Lady Dish, Maker - R Delaune

Postby Traintime » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:12 am

I think you mean the artist or designer's name, not necessarily the maker. Does it look like the name was originally etched into the mold rather than the piece--the silver mark is an obvious after stamp. You would expect with such a nice design, the artist would not be so obscure. Any chance we're reading the name improperly. Maybe De Laune or something else?

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Re: ID ? Silver Lady Dish, Maker - R Delaune

Postby dragonflywink » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:44 am

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. The very rough casting of this piece, with numerous pinholes and grinder marks, is typical of silver 'Art Nouveau' pieces that showed up on the market in the last part of the 20th century, often sold at flea markets. It was taken from an early 20th century bronze ashtray - the original had no marks, and the awkwardness of the type would point to the 'signature' being spurious...

~Cheryl

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Re: ID ? Silver Lady Dish, Maker - R Delaune

Postby silverbuzz » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:48 pm

Thank you Cheryl!

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Re: ID ? Silver Lady Dish, Maker - R Delaune

Postby OwenDavid » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:15 pm

Wow, it's a really impressive art piece... I love the stuff I find here, even though I cannot help you =/


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