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by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Crescent brooch - ? missing agate - ??.H.L - STG SIL
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

Re: Crescent brooch - ? missing agate - ??.H.L - STG SIL

Though the stones are missing, looks typical of a Scottish pebble brooch, and if you use those three words for an internet search, should give you an idea of the wide variety of agates used. Suppose it could have been made in Australia or New Zealand to Scottish taste - but have seen other small Sco...
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Blue enamel cufflinks, Norway
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Blue enamel cufflinks, Norway

Hi - that's a Hroar Prydz mark.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: A mystery "frame", mark Kayser
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: A mystery "frame", mark Kayser

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

It is pewter - try doing an internet search for 'Kayserzinn'...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Spoons allegedly brought back from 1st world war
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Spoons allegedly brought back from 1st world war

Don't see any problem with the suggested dating of the spoons, and you might find the old thread linked below interesting, despite the missing images - your spoons are typical of those discussed, and unless the pics are very deceptive, yours appear to be silverplate worn to brass, which isn't uncomm...
by dragonflywink
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Dongor Medallion "KHOPRURU"
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Dongor Medallion "KHOPRURU"

Hi Matthew - welcome to the forums. Well, this turned out to be an interesting little item... Believe this piece, decorated with an Egyptian scarab (khopruru/dung beetle), was some type of scent pendant, intended to hold a paper disc impregnated with 'Dongor Antiseptic Perfume' (would think intended...
by dragonflywink
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: This has me stumped
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: This has me stumped

Corn scraper.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

You're welcome, Guido - though it feels a bit like I've just been banging my head against a wall. No idea where the dates you mention came from, but they are incorrect...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

Sorry, I don't understand what mark you are referring to - the name on your box, 'Bigelow Kennard & Co.', dates from the 1860s until the firm went out business. The box was made no earlier than 1898, would have been purchased from Gorham for resale somewhere in the next 25-30 years, likely in th...
by dragonflywink
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: What is the date of this Gorham box? Bigelow kennard& co.

The style of your Gorham trademark did come into use right around 1900, but should keep in mind that the earlier trademark with 'unframed' elements was still used occasionally. The 'B' has nothing to do with 1869, those early date code letters were not combined with a production number; the letter p...
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Scandanavian Rnamel Brooch
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Scandanavian Rnamel Brooch

Heh - likely it was the backward 'K' that caused the problem...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Assistance with Sterling Basket Maker's Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Assistance with Sterling Basket Maker's Mark

Hi - this piece is not American, nor Art Nouveau to my eye - it appears to read 'Π97', have seen similar marks on fairly recent Greek production, but perhaps others will take a look...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Need Help Identifying the Purpose of this Item -
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Need Help Identifying the Purpose of this Item -

Size is always helpful, but it looks like a marriage, with someone setting a salt cellar on top of the stand for a tea strainer...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Feeling silver?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Feeling silver?

Eh, I'm sure that most who've dealt in silver for many years understand that feeling of just 'knowing' when picking up a piece, but have never known anyone who identified silver by its temperature in their hand. As said, silver has a high thermal conductivity, and since copper is almost as conductiv...
by dragonflywink
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Date of Charles Robbins Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Date of Charles Robbins Mark

Rainwater shows those Robbins marks as in use circa 1900-1926, but I think more likely they came into use after 1912 when the firm became the ''The Robbins Co.', and have seen it on pieces that probably date as late as the '30s and perhaps even into the early '40s. Can't make out what the emblem on ...
by dragonflywink
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Scandanavian Rnamel Brooch
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Scandanavian Rnamel Brooch

Hi - welcome to the forums. It's Norwegian, and you have the marks upside down, it's '925S' indicating sterling silver, the maker's mark is a backward 'K' for Edvin Kristiansen/Kristiansen & Lande - please see the second to last post on this thread: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t...
by dragonflywink
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Believed to be Gorham? Looking for confirmation and details.
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Believed to be Gorham? Looking for confirmation and details.

Welcome - noting the size is helpful in identifying an item's purpose...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?

The image in the link for 'Kings III' is actually "King George' - and pieces can change over the years, since you mention the patent date isn't present on yours, it's most likely later production...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?

King George:
Image

Kings III:
Image

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Incorrect silver pattern description in web page
Replies: 2
Views: 3191

Re: Incorrect silver pattern description in web page

Hi - welcome to the forums. Can only say that I agree that the pattern shown as 'New Queens' is actually 'King George'. Carpenter and the JCK Index also show 'New Queens' as introduced in 1895...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Trip Konig oder Chuck Koenig?

Not sure I understand your question, the item you show appears to be a tomato or cucumber server in Gorham's 'King George' pattern, introduced in 1894 - I'm not familiar with a 'King Charles' pattern, and 'Kings III', introduced circa 1885, while somewhat similar, is not at all the same as 'King Geo...

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