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by blueheron
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham date and pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 3982

Re: Gorham date and pattern?

thank you!
by blueheron
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need mark identification
Replies: 3
Views: 3544

Re: Need mark identification

Interesting that they were out of business for twenty five years before this bowl was engraved. But stuff happens. I have looked for similar Ruser marks and can't find them so I think that date notwithstanding you are probably correct.
by blueheron
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need mark identification
Replies: 3
Views: 3544

Re: Need mark identification

That is interesting. I was told that it was the hallmark of William Ruser, the Los Angeles jeweler and silversmith but was not absolutely sure. Thank you, glad I checked.
by blueheron
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham date and pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 3982

Gorham date and pattern?

https://i.postimg.cc/sDxgsTXd/gcp12-1-of-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Bn6L72kN/gcp123wrs1234-1-of-1.jpg This 1 & 1/8 pint Gorham coffeepot has a number on the bottom of A2406. I don't recognize the date mark that looks like a bow tie or hourglass. Would love some help and pattern name identificat...
by blueheron
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need mark identification
Replies: 3
Views: 3544

Need mark identification

https://i.postimg.cc/GmSyQ0s2/gcp123wr-1-of-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/nLjQSdv1/ssb1-1-of-1.jpg Lovely sterling silver bowl that was a gift for a rabbi in 1968. Anyone recognize the mark? The rabbi seems to have gotten around so not a lot of clues there: Prior to serving as rabbi at Hazleton, Pa., ...
by blueheron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: need help identifying icon maker
Replies: 3
Views: 4418

Re: need help identifying icon maker

Hope this is better. The cyrillic character on the left part of the maker's mark is still a bit obscured on the bottom but the point on the top looks idiosyncratic and might help you sleuths. Thanks again for your help.

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by blueheron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: need help identifying icon maker
Replies: 3
Views: 4418

Re: need help identifying icon maker

Thank you, I will.
by blueheron
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: need help identifying icon maker
Replies: 3
Views: 4418

need help identifying icon maker

I believe that it is from St. Petersburg, not absolutely sure of date.

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by blueheron
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 4439

Re: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

Thanks very much for your help, to all of you. It is a very beautiful piece and their craftsmanship and light plenishing was superb.
by blueheron
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 4439

Re: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

Hope this is better. Can't imagine them putting an early mark on it either, the pottery company is actually quite old. Thanks for your help. Image
by blueheron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham question
Replies: 14
Views: 6454

Re: Gorham question

I have a nice collection of the lap over and vine. You are right.
by blueheron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver lid on Danish ceramic base
Replies: 6
Views: 4439

Silver lid on Danish ceramic base

This gun metal ceramic form was made by the pottery of the danish Jens Michael Andersen (1859-1931) Stylistically I thought the 800 silver top would be Georg Jensen but oddly I think it is instead a german maker. Can anyone identify this mark for me? Thank you. https://i.postimg.cc/bv1RPf4n/mik1-1-o...
by blueheron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham question
Replies: 14
Views: 6454

Re: Gorham question

Okay, I stand corrected. It didn't look like acid etching to me but maybe it is. Certainly not a true bright cut. I used to write an occasional article for Silver Magazine but that was several decades ago. Lot I don't know. Thanks for your help.
by blueheron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham question
Replies: 14
Views: 6454

Re: Gorham question

Admin. edit... to compare my teapot and theirs. Definite differences, especially below the medial line. But the top too.
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by blueheron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Mark identification help - sugar tongs
Replies: 4
Views: 7492

Re: Mark identification help - sugar tongs

Thank you so much! I obtained a large haul of Irish silver and it makes sense. Much appreciated.
by blueheron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham question
Replies: 14
Views: 6454

Re: Gorham question

I had the same questions about the relief work and that also made me question the total production numbers. If it was widely produced were the pieces and decorations identical? If so it would have to have utilized other methods of engraving. I don't think it is acid etching. The line work looks simi...
by blueheron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Mark identification help - sugar tongs
Replies: 4
Views: 7492

Re: Mark identification help - sugar tongs

sorry, thanks!
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by blueheron
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Gorham question
Replies: 14
Views: 6454

Re: Gorham question

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by blueheron
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: identification help required
Replies: 5
Views: 6891

Re: identification help required

Thank you so much for your help!

Robert
by blueheron
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Mark identification help - sugar tongs
Replies: 4
Views: 7492

Mark identification help - sugar tongs

These bright cut sugar tongs have a mark of what looks like an italicized WR in a rectangle. Anyone know the maker?
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