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by dragonflywink
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Mark on reverse intaglios silver & ? amber
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Mark on reverse intaglios silver & ? amber

That doesn't look like a Benaki Museum mark to me. Don't know the mark, but started seeing these reverse-carved/intaglio amber pieces coming out of Poland around 20 years ago, and they're still produced there - they were also sold through numerous retailers here in the US (and I'm sure other countri...
by dragonflywink
Sat May 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Why do you believe it's silverplate? This pattern is usually called 'Leaf' and should be coin silver...

https://www.925-1000.com/ax_coles.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat May 09, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bird applique
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Bird applique

Eh, I've the same feeling as Amena here - design and workmanship looks to me like some sort of small Spanish Colonial plaque, would guess more likely nailed to something like perhaps a wooden chest, rather than anything sewn to one's garb. Zig-zag assay scrapes, called burilladas, were fairly common...
by dragonflywink
Sat May 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Canadian Silver Carl Poul Petersen?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Canadian Silver Carl Poul Petersen?

Pretty brooch, I'm a sucker for grape motifs - please let us know if you identify the maker...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat May 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

Don't know the emblem or maker's marks, but the 'lion-head-in-C' stamp was a Canadian national mark, used from 1934-78 to indicate the item was Canadian-made...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat May 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Canadian Silver Carl Poul Petersen?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Canadian Silver Carl Poul Petersen?

Don't know the mark, but it's not Poul Petersen - the 'lion-head-in-C' stamp was a Canadian national mark, used from 1934-78 to indicate the item was Canadian-made...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Old Dutch stamps ???
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Old Dutch stamps ???

Here is one similar, from Zee Wo of Shanghai:


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~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Old Dutch stamps ???
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Old Dutch stamps ???

There's no scamming or fakery involved, nor is it a machine-stamped piece - though your images are a bit fuzzy and the marks are poorly struck or worn, it is, as joho suggests, a late 19th-early 20th century Chinese basket, and to my eye, rather attractive. I can't make much out of the marks other t...
by dragonflywink
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mermod Jaccard & Co JAC ROSE
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Mermod Jaccard & Co JAC ROSE

I'm a bit confused here, and wondering where the patents for these patterns were found - is it just the 1885 Gorham and 1892 introduction dates being referenced? Just to simplify - this piece, retailed by Mermod, Jaccard & Co., is Holmes & Edwards' 1892 engraved silverplate 'Jac Rose' patter...
by dragonflywink
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: System problems?
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: System problems?

Hi - when I access the forums on my cell, I have to rotate it to landscape for certain functions...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Crescent brooch - ? missing agate - ??.H.L - STG SIL
Replies: 4
Views: 5664

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: 407

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: 405

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: 708

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: 986

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: 407

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: 821

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: 821

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: 821

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: 475

Re: Scandanavian Rnamel Brooch

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

~Cheryl

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