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by hpidaves
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance

Thank you. Once again I have been educated on this site :)

Would the fact that it is a trade piece be why the underside has that added part on the underside tip of the handle?
by hpidaves
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance

Hello, I have two sterling pieces from Wallace that I believe are in the Puritan pattern, but one of them has a slight difference. The salad fork pictured looks just like the Puritan piece should, but the small spoon (5-5/8", 5 o'clock?) has a small addition on the reverse side tip. Also, the m...
by hpidaves
Tue May 25, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Not sure what these sterling pieces are
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Not sure what these sterling pieces are

Thanks so much! Why would someone make such nice pieces and not put their mark on them?
by hpidaves
Tue May 18, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Not sure what these sterling pieces are
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Not sure what these sterling pieces are

These tiny bowls measure about 1-1/4" in diameter at the top. I received them together, but only one is marked sterling, along with a "3". They have some type of other metal or coating inside the bowls -- copper or gold colored. Any idea as to maker and/or piece type? Thanks, Dave htt...
by hpidaves
Tue May 18, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Appeal to Heaven Tree backside monogram
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Appeal to Heaven Tree backside monogram

Thank you -- I normally find the pattern first, but I thought for sure the tree was some sort of monogram.

Dave
by hpidaves
Mon May 17, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Appeal to Heaven Tree backside monogram
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Appeal to Heaven Tree backside monogram

I have this International Silver (Native American head) sterling silver baby fork (4-1/4") with what I believe is the Appeal to Heaven pine tree on the reverse of the handle. I would assume it's from some organization, Freemasons? Any ideas? Thanks, Dave https://i.postimg.cc/Qtg7tsmG/IMG-3666.j...
by hpidaves
Fri May 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Small Spoon Gold Colored - Coin?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Small Spoon Gold Colored - Coin?

Thank you all for the info! I tried and tried to find that mark with no success. The 13 did make me think German 13 Loth.
by hpidaves
Wed May 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Small Spoon Gold Colored - Coin?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Small Spoon Gold Colored - Coin?

This 5-5/8" spoon has a definite gold color to it, even after polishing. It seems like it could be coin, but is possibly a bit too stiff. The back of the handle is marked "13 J & Co 13" with a crown above the "J & Co". At first I thought it might be nickel silver or ...
by hpidaves
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unknown Sterling Hollow Handle Serving Fork
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Unknown Sterling Hollow Handle Serving Fork

This 8-1/2" serving fork has a sterling hollow handle -- the rest is silverplate. The only marks are "STERLING" stamped on the handle and two small German-style crosses on the reverse of the neck. There is a monogram on the very end of the handle. Any thoughts as to maker? Thanks, Dav...
by hpidaves
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Petite Server - Solid Silver?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Petite Server - Solid Silver?

Scandia Affinerings Vaerk, Denmark? It doesn't quite match the marks for this company, but could it be?
by hpidaves
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Petite Server - Solid Silver?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Petite Server - Solid Silver?

Not sure on this 6-1/2" petite server. It feels very "soft", easily bent. The maker's mark might be "SAV" or "SAU", or that could be upside down. Anyone have a guess? Scandinavian? German? Thanks, Dave https://i.postimg.cc/Hns8TpCp/IMG-3028.jpg https://i.postimg.cc...
by hpidaves
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unmarked sterling Twisted Master Butter Knife
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Unmarked sterling Twisted Master Butter Knife

This twisted handle master butter knife is marked STERLING on the blade, but I can find no other marks. Based upon the handle and blade pattern styles, I would guess sometime in the late 1800s. Any guess as to maker? Thanks, Dave https://i.postimg.cc/HkxprBnr/IMG-2874.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/R0J4Rh...
by hpidaves
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Koch & Bergfeld - Silverplate or Solid Silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Koch & Bergfeld - Silverplate or Solid Silver?

Hello,
I believe that mark is actually a scratch/imperfection. It certainly does appear to be a mark, but under 30x magnification it is an irregularly shaped imperfection/nick/scratch. I didn't notice it until you pointed it out because it is extremely tiny.

Thanks,
Dave
by hpidaves
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Koch & Bergfeld - Silverplate or Solid Silver?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Koch & Bergfeld - Silverplate or Solid Silver?

I have a set of 6 dinner forks (8") and 1 place or serving spoon (8-1/2") and I am interested as to whether they are solid silver, and if so, what silver content. According to my research, the marked used -- "KOCH & BERGFELD" preceded by a key, was used up until 1870. That da...
by hpidaves
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Maker's Mark -- W&D
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Help with Maker's Mark -- W&D

Cliff,
Thanks so much -- your expertise is greatly appreciated!

Dave
by hpidaves
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Maker's Mark -- W&D
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Help with Maker's Mark -- W&D

This 9" coin silver serving spoon bears the mark "W&D", but I cannot find the maker with that mark. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dave https://i.postimg.cc/zG5Tb6D1/IMG-2430.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/d0NCf02q/IMG-2431.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/FKHcGSJW/IMG-2432.jpg https:...
by hpidaves
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Unknown Rocker Ink Blotter
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Unknown Rocker Ink Blotter

I apologize if I've posted in the wrong area, but I cannot find a maker's mark on this 5-1/4" silverplate rocker ink blotter. I've taken it completely apart but cannot find a mark anywhere. Any help as to where to look, or a guess as to maker or age, or country of origin, would be greatly appre...
by hpidaves
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Worn marks on Gravy Ladle - Goat Monogram
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Worn marks on Gravy Ladle - Goat Monogram

Trevor,
The goat is indeed holding a heart -- see the new photo taken under 10x magnification.

Thanks,
Dave

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by hpidaves
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with ID
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Help with ID

I believe this 5-1/8" spoon is coin silver, but I cannot ID the maker. I can see that it has been made in two pieces and soldered together, with what I believe is the maker's mark just below the solder line on the reverse of the handle. I assume this is so that it could not be separated and the...
by hpidaves
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Worn marks on Gravy Ladle - Goat Monogram
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Worn marks on Gravy Ladle - Goat Monogram

Phil,
Thanks so much for the help -- I didn't notice the "pip" on the bottom of the lion passant mark. It's amazing how the tiniest detail can really open everything up!

Thanks again,
Dave

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