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by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identifying a W.R. Ladle?
Replies: 6
Views: 7839

The mark (used on medium grade plate) on your piece is for Wm. A. Rogers, Ltd., became part of Oneida in 1929. Would suggest Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers as your next book (I prefer the 4th revised to the newer 5th). Always helps narrow down pattern identification if you...
by dragonflywink
Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: American Silversmith A. Rasch
Replies: 1
Views: 2923

According to Rainwater: "Anthony Rasch was born about 1780 near Passau, Bavaria, where he learned the trade of silversmithing and goldsmithing. Sometime between 1801 and 1803 he came to Philadelphia, where he worked for a time with Simon Chaudron, and later by himself. He was also briefly assoc...
by dragonflywink
Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Unidentified diamond shaped silver mark
Replies: 2
Views: 3165

Otto Reichardt Co. of NY, NY, apparently in business from early 1920s into the '60s.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Is J. E.Caldwell & Co Maker or just retailer?
Replies: 2
Views: 3184

Lovely set! It was made by William. B. Durgin of Concord, NH. They were founded in 1853, acquired by Gorham in 1906 or'07, moved to Providence, RI in 1931, not sure how long they operated as a subsidiary of Gorham. Believe that it's a fairly early Durgin mark, I've only run across it on a few mid to...
by dragonflywink
Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Boston Souviner teaspoon Unknown Maker/Date
Replies: 2
Views: 3042

George E. Homer of Boston, MA, founded in 1875, still in business as of 1975.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Wine Tag Makers Mark Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

"TINN" is Norwegian for pewter.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: 3-tiered dish with hallmark not in encyclopedia - D? S? Map?
Replies: 3
Views: 3596

Your piece is by Concord Silversmiths of Concord, NH. Founded in 1925, taken over by Ellmore Silver of Meriden, CT somewhere in the late '30s to mid '40s, not sure how long they continued to use the Concord mark. Ellmore Silver was out of business by 1960. The center mark is the silhouette of a pers...
by dragonflywink
Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Italian Hallmark - crown and 2 letter
Replies: 2
Views: 2409

Have seen that mark on silverplate pieces by de Uberti.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silent Butler with hallmarks...clueless, please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Silverplate from the Crescent Silverware Mfg. Co. of Port Jervis, NY, founded in 1922, sold to Kirk & Son in 1977.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Spoons - B E(?) P globe D&A
Replies: 1
Views: 3061

Made by Daniel & Arter Globe Nevada Silver Silver Works of Birmingham, England. They used all sorts of pseudo-hallmarks and "silver" marks (Nevada Silver, Burmaroid, Aluminum Silver, etc.) for their various metal alloys (no real silver) and silverplated pieces.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Silver Jigger - Need Help with the Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

Lovely piece! It's Danish silver, at least 826/1000 fineness, the three-tower assay mark indicates that it was assayed either in 1891 or 1901 (looks like 91 to me), the entwined "SG" in the oval cartouche is the mark of the assay-master Simon Groth (in office from 1863-1904), the "AR"(?) would be yo...
by dragonflywink
Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need Help with Unidentifiable Unicorn Hallmark
Replies: 1
Views: 3260

Looks like a Mauser Mfg. Co. of NY, NY mark to me.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Please help identify this spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

The "F" was used from 1867 to 1904, wait until you run across one of the odd looking symbols that the British assay offices started using on imports (replacing the regular town marks), they also started adding "925" in an oval cartouche at the same time. I'm guessing that D-A exported quite a bit of...
by dragonflywink
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Is this a Watson trademark? If not, what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

Watson mark, pattern is "Laurel" introduced in 1917.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help with one more item...Hallmark? silver?
Replies: 1
Views: 2276

Both the two-tower and "P" marks indicate Danish silverplate, they're probably demitasse spoons.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Cocktail Shaker 1944 Wedding present Silver Mark ID help
Replies: 1
Views: 3523

Believe your silver mark is from the Sheffield Silver Co. of Brooklyn, NY. The shaker is Heisey Glass, very desirable Orchid pattern etching.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Help on dating
Replies: 2
Views: 3282

Looks like Sheffield, 1907, made by James Deakin & Sons.

Cheryl ;o)
by dragonflywink
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Please help identify this spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

Your spoon was made in Norway by well-known silversmith David Andersen (this site has a section on his marks), his mark on this piece is the hammer and tongs. It was imported to England and assayed in Birmingham in 1896, the "F" is for foreign.

Cheryl ;o)

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