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by maxbernat
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Pineapple jar
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Gorham Pineapple jar

Never expected to find it at Goodwill. But it is VERY clearly marked, so I don't know how it got through the vetters.

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by maxbernat
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Pineapple jar
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Gorham Pineapple jar

BY the way, I'm inclined to have a new lid made out of, say, rosewood, or something else more available.
by maxbernat
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham Pineapple jar
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Gorham Pineapple jar

Hi all, just came into this Gorham pineapple jar, sans lid, at a local Goodwill. I haven't found any other examples of it. Plenty of glass jars with sterling lids, but no sterling jars. I also don't see a date mark (can I assume that the A is the date mark, putting this at around 1868?) It measures ...
by maxbernat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!

Thanks, all. So, pseudo British marks used by Westervelt. I'm not crazy then...
by maxbernat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!

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by maxbernat
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Lion passant date mark and star - ID HELP!

Good morning, having a hard time figuring out these marks. This is an eight inch fork marked STERLING, with a lion passant, a D date mark in a sideways shield cartouche and a five pointed star (like Spanish sterling!). Also, the makers mark is partly worn away and I can't make it out. Looks like THO...
by maxbernat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??
Replies: 8
Views: 3782

Re: Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??

Thank you.
by maxbernat
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??
Replies: 8
Views: 3782

Re: Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??

Fantastic replies! Thanks so much. I will only note that I see only the slightest hint of a bigorne mark in the vicinity of the reverse side of the crab. It is on the edge of the plate in the attached pic. It is close to, but not directly behind the crab mark. Not sure if this matters...? Otherwise,...
by maxbernat
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??
Replies: 8
Views: 3782

Re: Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??

Thanks, it's definitely NOT exactly like the usual Hallmark. The claws turn out rather than in. I'm frankly not even sure it is a crab. Hope to learn more from other members...!
by maxbernat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??
Replies: 8
Views: 3782

Rooster, 85 Paris mark AND crab??

Hi all, I recently bought this lovely plate, marked silverplate in the store. It has a very clear 1798-1809 Paris 85 mark and a well worn right facing rooster mark, also from the same era. But is also seems to have a crab mark from 1838-present. Any help trying to figure this out. The plate weighs 6...
by maxbernat
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: HELP - Friendlander w/ London Hallmarks 1798.
Replies: 3
Views: 2376

Re: HELP - Friedlander w/ London Hallmarks 1798.

That's Friedlander...wrong spelling in earlier headings.
by maxbernat
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: HELP - Friendlander w/ London Hallmarks 1798.
Replies: 3
Views: 2376

HELP - Friendlander w/ London Hallmarks 1798.

What should I make of this 7.25" spoon. It is marked FRIEDLANDER and has very worn London hallmarks from, what, 1798? (though the date letter cartouche looks wrong.) The only mentions of Friendlander are in Glasgow and Germany. Appreciate any insight...! http://tv.llum.com/FullSizeRender.jpg ht...
by maxbernat
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Obscured Mark ***LD & Son mark ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Re: Obscured Mark ***LD & Son mark ID GEROULD

Thanks so much. I think you are right. It came with a couple of other NH silversmith spoons.
by maxbernat
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Obscured Mark ***LD & Son mark ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Re: Obscured Mark ***LD & Son mark ID

There is only this spoon...

Kent
by maxbernat
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Obscured Mark ***LD & Son mark ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Obscured Mark ***LD & Son mark ID

Any help figuring out the first part of this mark...thanks so much.

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by maxbernat
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: PGP PBP mark spoon ID
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

Re: PGP PBP mark spoon ID

Wow, what a fantastic resource this forum is! This makes perfect sense, as I am in Philadelphia! I take it then that this is coin silver? Best,Kent
by maxbernat
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: PGP PBP mark spoon ID
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

PGP PBP mark spoon ID

I found this lovely spoon with a twist handle and bright cut decoration. It has no marks except the what looks like PGP or PBP in cartouches in the stem just above the bowl. Can't find anything about them. I'm not even sure this is silverplate. It came with a bunch of early-mid 19th century American...
by maxbernat
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Dominick and Haff weighted basket
Replies: 8
Views: 3488

Re: Dominick and Haff weighted basket

Here's the poole pic I referenced. Image

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