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by judhael
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Shallow Ladle
Replies: 9
Views: 3688

Hello Miles,

This reminds me of a sucket ladle. Used for removing single canned plums (peaches, pears) from the jar with just a smidge of juice.

These are the truly fun pieces...no real reference, merely conjecture.
Judhael
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by judhael
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: pan?
Replies: 5
Views: 3827

A silent butler. Used not to store ashtrays, but rather to empty the ashtrays into. With smoking on the wane I have seen these used for bon-bon dishes. They were popular in the US between the 1920s and 1960s.
Judhael
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by judhael
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CLII.
Replies: 19
Views: 6123

Hello there, Just a thought. In the 20s/30s there were popular console or center bowls with a removable pierced lid. The lid was usually set on a shallow bowl with an everted rim (a wide down-flaring rim), the bowl alone could be used for fruit, bread etc, but it's pierced (and often gilded) lid gav...
by judhael
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Small Funnel
Replies: 9
Views: 3834

I have seen several small funnels of this type. They usually accompany decanters in the bar of estates I have purchased. Used for filling any decanter or flask (some wine funnels have a curved end to the tube), cruet bottles would be another use, claret jugs...you name it. Think of the large serving...
by judhael
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What is this? - dish base? teapot stand? ????
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

A base for a glass bowl, usually with a ruffled rim and often called a "brides basket". The glass would have a shallow rim foot that would sit in the ring. This configuration could be used as a console bowl or center bowl. Often accompanied by candlesticks.
Judhael
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by judhael
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Totiseshell spreader: how was this used??
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Hello there, You are still in the ballpark. Once you serve yourself the caviar you must have a spreader to smear the stuff across crackers or whatever. I believe you are still in the Caviar realm, but as a spreader it could be used at the whim of the owner. Butter for bread with your turtle soup? Ju...
by judhael
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What was this used for
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Hello there, Based on the size of the spoon it is one of several objects. From the looks of it the piece is probably about 5 1/2 inches long. If so, it is a nut spoon or petit-fours server (or bon bon server). If it is larger it belongs to another category all together. It would be considered a past...
by judhael
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Repouse chased low chalice, French Hallmarks? Looks 1690ish
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

I think we have it nailed down...thanks again to Site Admin

Hey, Well there we go again. I was unaware of Hanau silver, and the site administrator moved the bowl from the French forum to the German forum on his/her own volition due to "a feeling"...well, your feeling looks to be correct. The goblet hallmark on my piece is the same goblet mark shown...
by judhael
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Repouse chased low chalice, French Hallmarks? Looks 1690ish
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

Further research

Hello Kerppola! I tend to agree at this point. The bowls quality is without question, the marks are the bugaboo. I thought this to be French at first and posted it in that section of this forum, but the site administrator, with wisdom he/she is not yet sharing, moved it to the German section. This s...
by judhael
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Thistle cup, nicely marked...Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 4302

Getting there

Hey Byron Mac Donald & Hose DK! Thanks for the notes guys. The cup is definitely silver, I have polished it a time or two in the 15 or so years that I have owned it. I have browsed every hallmarks book I could get my hands on and have not gotten close. I'm pretty sure it's late 17th to early 18t...
by judhael
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Thistle cup, nicely marked...Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 4302

Thistle cup, nicely marked...Help!

Hello again, Well here is a silver thistle cup that I believe to be Spanish Colonial based on the engraved initials "PC" and the band at the top...it just has that feel. The marks are an "R" with a pellet above and a very nicely detailed tree. There is a 2nd look at the tree on t...
by judhael
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Repouse chased low chalice, French Hallmarks? Looks 1690ish
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

The chalice has been moved to German

OK, so I was in a hurry last night trying to get this bowl listed for response and I'll admit my pics are not the best. Here is another shot of the side of the bowl in natural light. I have "pointed out" the hallmarks. Below that is another shot of the marks, and hopefully a better one tha...
by judhael
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Repouse chased low chalice, French Hallmarks? Looks 1690ish
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

Repouse chased low chalice, French Hallmarks? Looks 1690ish

Hello, I recently picked up a low chalice or small pedestal bowl that has repouse chased decoration depicting 2 angels and one "human" amidst flowers and foliage that is very 1690s looking. The bowl is small, a mere 4 1/4 inches in dia. by 3 1/2 inches high. There are 3 marks just below th...
by judhael
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Parcel gilt handled bowl, identify hallmark & origin
Replies: 5
Views: 6039

Gents! I think we have a match! The marks on the extreme right of the site administrators photos are an almost identical match...and if I squint just right I can imagine the M below that somewhat unusual central motif (a helm?) Then 2209 Patrick chimes in with another example of the mark more clearl...
by judhael
Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Parcel gilt handled bowl, identify hallmark & origin
Replies: 5
Views: 6039

Mideast or European?

Thank you Hada, I have been suspecting that this might not be Mideastern since posting it here. I may move this posting to the European site to see what, if anything, it may garner there. The hallmark looks suspiciously like Colonial Spanish marks of Mexico. It has the Crowned Columns but lacks the ...
by judhael
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Parcel gilt handled bowl, identify hallmark & origin
Replies: 5
Views: 6039

Parcel gilt handled bowl, identify hallmark & origin

Howdy, Below is a pic of the bowl. Raised and repousee chased to depict different flowers in the diamond-shaped reserve panels. Fully gilded inside. The mark is inside the upper rim. There is a mark that looks like the letter "V" and a square mark that looks like an arched coronet (crown) ...

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