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by dragonflywink
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Small crude silver cup
Replies: 2
Views: 4561

Believe your piece is a zarf, a holder for porcelain Turkish coffee cups called finjans, they often turn up without the liners, the small foot or base is distinctive and often screws on. The first mark is the Turkish/Ottoman Empire tughra, symbol for the reigning Sultan at the time the piece was mad...
by dragonflywink
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with Swastika Broach
Replies: 7
Views: 5032

Please understand that the the swastika or fylfot has been a decorative motif and symbol of good luck in many different cultures for centuries, dating back as far as ancient Mesopotamia, India and Tibet. Native Americans refer to it as "whirling logs", though most Indian artisans stopped using it af...
by dragonflywink
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Help with Goreham mark - Please
Replies: 5
Views: 4719

I've seen Gorham marked "G.M. Co.", used on pieces for export to the U.K. (believe the regular Gorham pseudo British-type marks would have been confusing). Would guess the triangle is the Birmingham import mark, used since 1904, and you should be able to date it by the "g" date c...
by dragonflywink
Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: This Snuffer was in a Gorham Bag. I don't think it is Gorham
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

Silverplate made by Gerity Products of Toledo, OH. Can remember these being sold in dept stores in the 1970s-80s.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Plate round serving tray with unknown mark: horse, 3 ravens
Replies: 2
Views: 2689

Friedman Silver Co. of Brooklyn, NY.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: To solve the mystery: is it silver? who's manufacturer?
Replies: 2
Views: 2509

Silverplate chocolate spoons by William A. Rogers, Ltd. (absorbed by Oneida), the pattern is Leonora.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Spoon maker? Is it Gorham?
Replies: 4
Views: 3772

Believe that's an A.F.Towle & Son mark.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help ID Sterling marked script "D"
Replies: 2
Views: 2951

Durgin Colfax pattern, introduced in 1922.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help needed to identify spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

Your marks are EPNS for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. The spoon is silverplated over a metal alloy containing no silver. The style of the letters is just a generic Old English type, having nothing to do with the date or town of manufacture.
by dragonflywink
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Martin Hall & Co. bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 2582

The other marks are EPNS for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. The rim is silverplated over a metal alloy containing no silver. There is no date mark.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Help to identify makers mark on silver sppon (EHj)
Replies: 3
Views: 3579

Appears to be a Hildesheimer Rose design, so I'd guess German.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Confirmation of Mark date and query re. Maker - G Ltd
Replies: 2
Views: 3410

Sheffield 1936, the finial represents a coffee bean.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Not sure of this Alvin pattern - possibly Majestic
Replies: 3
Views: 3077

Noel Turner's 1972 book American Silver Flatware 1837-1910 , basically limits content to pieces from those years, your variation happened to be illustrated, but there might have been others in Majestic. Many patterns were considered multi-motif; Gorham's Versailles, Tiffany's Audubon, and Towle's Ar...
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Footed Tray with grape design around edges
Replies: 4
Views: 3150

Very badly worn silverplate, appears to be over copper. E.G.Webster & Son formed in 1886, acquired in 1928 by International, apparently the mark continued to be used by Int'l. into the 1950s-60s.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Footed Tray with grape design around edges
Replies: 4
Views: 3150

E.G.Webster & Son of Brooklyn, NY.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 3 Shell Condiment tray. Marks unknown to me.
Replies: 4
Views: 4933

Atkin Brothers of Sheffield, England.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Not sure of this Alvin pattern - possibly Majestic
Replies: 3
Views: 3077

Turner shows it as a variation of Majestic.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: three trident or crown marks on mystery scoop
Replies: 2
Views: 4082

Silverplate made by the Three Crowns Silversmiths of Pottstown, PA; in business from 1946 until sometime in the '60s, specializing in Scandinavian-style pieces.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Silver box - NOW WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 1
Views: 3001

Sounds like they might be fantasy or pseudo marks from Hanau, Germany or the Netherlands. Try to post pictures of the piece and the marks.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help with identification possibly Norwegian?
Replies: 5
Views: 4902

Pleased to see you doing the Norwegian makers, when I get a chance I'll look through my pieces, can probably come up with a few additional marks for Norway and Denmark.

Cheryl ;o)

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