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by dragonflywink
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

McGrew's 'Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver' (2004) attributes those pseudo-marks to John O. & Walter Pitkin of East Hartford, CT [partnership 1830-40], noting use by retailer J.B. Shepard, with no further information...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Brazilian or Spanish Colonial

Interesting objects, would also think 10 dinheiros marks and likely Brazilian - but I'm not seeing a 'figa' (fig), which is a very specific kind of 'fist', unless there is a thumb in the correct orientation that you haven't shown, just looks to me like a hand holding a ring, more a decorative devise...
by dragonflywink
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1293

Re: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?

Just for clarity, acid etched bowls like this one were very common, and were also often done by retailers - it was not in any way exclusive to Howard (two acid-etched Easter spoons can be seen two posts up on the first link Trev posted)...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Mark on reverse intaglios silver & ? amber
Replies: 7
Views: 519

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: 524

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: 531

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: 742

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: 358

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: 742

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: 1022

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: 1022

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: 504

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: 2155

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: 5856

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: 524

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: 516

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: 814

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: 1189

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: 540

Re: This has me stumped

Corn scraper.

~Cheryl

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