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by dwma
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: antique silverplate wine coaster with O, C, or G gothic stamp
Replies: 0
Views: 309

antique silverplate wine coaster with O, C, or G gothic stamp

Does anyone know this maker? Presumably American, early 20th century.
The mark is a gothic letter (O, C, or G) inside a diamond.
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by dwma
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Knife - faux English Hallmarks with an "M"
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Coin Silver Knife - faux English Hallmarks with an "M"

Anyone know this one?
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So, is the whole knife coin silver – blade and handle? I am used to seeing weighted sterling handles with stainless blades.
by dwma
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: sterling fish with mystery mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: sterling fish with mystery mark

Thanks!
by dwma
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: sterling fish with mystery mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

sterling fish with mystery mark

Articlulated fish, 4" long. Marked MRT on fin; plus 925 and tiny touchmark on tail. Any help with the touchmark? It looks like: 1 - ????? - crescent I thought this might be Mexican. But probably not. Maybe Spanish? Egyptian? I am totally unsure. https://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/alderman/IMG_8610.JP...
by dwma
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: c1880 Sterling Cake Slice - Anyone know maker and pattern?
Replies: 1
Views: 810

c1880 Sterling Cake Slice - Anyone know maker and pattern?

I am hoping to find the maker and pattern name of this piece. It is simply marked STERLING. The style is similar to those produced in 1880s. I have been through the entire Hagan pattern book, and did not see it. Any help? http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/alderman/Screen_Shot_2015-09-10_at_12.31.16_PM.png...
by dwma
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Mark

Thank you.
I would not have expected it to be that old, but your suggestions are quite helpful.
by dwma
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

European? Silver Figural Horse & Carriage - Unknown Marks

This is probably European, but I haven't had any luck with the marks. One is clearer, marked on a runner on the side. The other is very soft, marked underneath, mostly nondescript. It is sterling, or 800 silver? http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/alderman/IMG_2832_003.jpg http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/alderm...
by dwma
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: silverplate figural "fence" knife rest - European hallmark?
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

silverplate figural "fence" knife rest - European hallmark?

I have a set of 12 old silverplate fence post knife rests. The mark is small and hard to see beneath the normal wear on them. It looks like a thistle or torch, or the Eiffel tower upside down. There is what looks like an "S" next to it, but it does not help me figure out which way is up or...
by dwma
Tue May 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese? Silver Coasters
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Re: Japanese? Silver Coasters

There are no additional marks, so I would assume large pieces in this set had the maker marks.
Thanks for the response.
by dwma
Thu May 22, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Japanese? Silver Coasters
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Japanese? Silver Coasters

I have a pair of silver coasters of some sort. They measure 4" by 2.75" with a divot in the middle for a cup or something. They appear hand-hammered and I would guess they were brought back as a post-WWII souvenir by a soldier. Any info appreciated. http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/alderman/IMG...
by dwma
Wed May 21, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: stampwork sterling bracelet with cactus saguaro hallmark
Replies: 0
Views: 2042

stampwork sterling bracelet with cactus saguaro hallmark

Old sterling stampwork bracelet with cactus hallmark.
Does anyone know?

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by dwma
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Is this a Cartier hallmark?
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Re: Is this a Cartier hallmark?

Thanks -- glad I asked.
by dwma
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Is this a Cartier hallmark?
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Is this a Cartier hallmark?

I have a sterling baby cup, marked STERLING and a C-hallmark. This item was sold through Cartier -- identical items on eBay are also marked CARTIER. My question is, is the C-hallmark a Cartier hallmark, or is it simply the hallmark of the silversmith who made the cup (coincidentally also starting wi...
by dwma
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Mexican? Silver Weave Basket with tiny tiny "FV"? hallmark
Replies: 1
Views: 1685

Mexican? Silver Weave Basket with tiny tiny "FV"? hallmark

I have a silver weave basket, 5.75" by 4.75", sits on small feet. I think it is Mexican since other "woven" items I see were largely made in Mexico. The hallmark is tiny and partial, impressed on a single wire. It looks like F over V but the bottom portion of the hallmark is not ...
by dwma
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling ring teether - MZ inside a diamond with arrow
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Re: Sterling ring teether - MZ inside a diamond with arrow

Pretty sure I am covered in that department. Both pics are viewable above.
by dwma
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: need help with hallmarks
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: need help with hallmarks

I can't help you with the maker, but it's certainly plated. You can see the copper showing through the design where it was polished.
by dwma
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: "RD" mark on Paul Revere style bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 1505

"RD" mark on Paul Revere style bowl

I have a small bowl with "RD" inside joining circles. Bowl sits 2-3/4" tall. Not sure if effect is from the general light wear to the piece, but it has a very light hand-hammered look. Makes me think it's Arts & Crafts. Any thoughts? http://www.mindspring.com/~dmalderman/foa/image...

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