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by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Mayflower: Schofield Company Baltimore
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Mayflower: Schofield Company Baltimore

Sample of 8 3/4" New French Blade Knife w/ Bolster bearing only STERLING word mark on hollow handle neckline and SCHOFIELD STAINLESS stamp on blade. Baltimore Silversmiths Manufacturing Company was incorporated in early 1907 (**ref. Trev's note entry in Past News of the Trade). Both Messrs. Hee...
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Christofle Wine Bottle Coaster
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Christofle Wine Bottle Coaster

Looks naval and royal, so wiki for all HMS Unicorn vessels: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Unicorn
US submarine Unicorn seems unlikely with crown.

This is the variant CC mark with bee at bottom whose date was unknown. Might be threads on that.
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Glass inkwell with a silver lid
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Glass inkwell with a silver lid

Mark 1, a triangular makers mark appears similar to one listed at the bottom of this (Germany A-B) page: https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884.html

If correct, the date range is there. Mark 3 is Crescent & Crown. Mark 4 is 800 in rectangle. Mark 2 is ?? up for grabs??
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Any idea when and where these are from?
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Any idea when and where these are from?

Star Cross Star in squares might relate to Barbour Silver Company for plated wares (or successor International Silver Co.). Just a possible.
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary
Replies: 7
Views: 50

Re: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary

To me it looks like a Type B mark with the Province as possibly "CE" and a three digit code for the assigned maker (833??). Yes, 800 is not in an oval, but rules are not infallible and hey, it's Italy!! I see no problem in a Catholic organization getting supplies imported from the traditio...
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: MHF Cats-Eye": Candles/Filled
Replies: 0
Views: 11

MHF Cats-Eye": Candles/Filled

Previously one-of-two marks being ascribed as alternate or variants for M. Fred Hirsch Company, Incorporated of Jersey City NJ. Sample of matched pair 11 3/4" Cement Weighted Sterling candle holders showing details: https://i.postimg.cc/mZ38GXpj/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sDVKfYtr/image.jpg...
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary
Replies: 7
Views: 50

Re: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary

Just to star, here are Italian mark types (look down): https://www.925-1000.com/Fitalian_marks_01.html
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: 800 Individual Salt Cellar Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 20

800 Individual Salt Cellar Frame

This one is pretty banged up, but seems of interest for the marks and design. After the stamped "800" is a rectangular box that seems to have been (a partial of) the makers mark...no crescent and crown visible, but possibly figural elements. It's largely unreadable for any positive identif...
by Traintime
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Edwardian Dixon Sheffield Shears
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Edwardian Dixon Sheffield Shears

Thank you Bahner. This seems to be the established concensus. To note, the actual cutting edge is only a small zone in towards the pivot point. Since you would not want to have to loose silver (filings) in a sharpening process, the edge appears to be self maintaining by reducing the gauge of metal (...
by Traintime
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 5 pointed star monogram
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: 5 pointed star monogram

Orientation of the symbol suggests possible variant (chapter/??) for "Order of the Eastern Star" Masonic related. Might have to search a bit for this particular set.
by Traintime
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Mark ID Help
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Mark ID Help

It is possible that the outer marks are meaningless extras/others, leaving the fleur-de-lis as the maker's primary mark. If such, there are two American firms in here under symbols (and perhaps more not listed in this site): https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver__Icon2.html The first one looks clo...
by Traintime
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: C Vannice
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: C Vannice

Its a mess, but there is a name change from Van Nuys to Van Nice that is also being spelled as Vannice. Jeweler trade family moving from N.J to Kentucky, not sure 'bout Ohio connections. Here's Abraham J. Van Nice (coming up elsewhere as Vannice): http://www.americansilversmiths.org/makers/silversmi...
by Traintime
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon
Replies: 13
Views: 6828

Re: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon

The William Kendrick history that ties him to Elias Ayers and indirectly connecting to John B. Ayers: https://kentuckyonlinearts.wordpress.co ... ky-silver/
by Traintime
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon
Replies: 13
Views: 6828

Re: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon

[Everyone seems to back up to New Jersey] Tracking William Kendricks history, leads to more Ayres connections and ultimately (in that family) back to a John B. Ayres mentioned. Is this John B. Ayres in the legal mess here the same John (?): http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~silversmiths/genealogy/maker...
by Traintime
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Please help me ID this Silver Tray
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Please help me ID this Silver Tray

I'm afraid it is not silver, but rather silverplated over a base metal. Look here to center mark of Theodore B. Starr: https://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_S3.html
by Traintime
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Can anyone tell me if this is a silver hallmark
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Can anyone tell me if this is a silver hallmark

Another "Running Fox" mark? Or altogether new?

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