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by dragonflywink
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: JM or Stylized M Sterling Card? Picture Case w/ Dragonfly & Flower Details
Replies: 9
Views: 5004

Re: JM or Stylized M Sterling Card? Picture Case w/ Dragonfly & Flower Details

The turquoise eyes are not bezel-set, just glued in, believe they are most likely glass - not sure what would indicate 1970s dating, but suspect these pieces are not even that early, personally doubt they're any more than 20-30 years old. A quick internet search finds a frame by the same maker, no i...
by dragonflywink
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Unidentified Maker's Mark "W"
Replies: 4
Views: 6091

Re: Unidentified Maker's Mark "W"

To my eye, this looks like it might be a 19th century lancet style spoon, from Germany or thereabouts - am moving it to the German forum for more views...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Unusual lamp/burner - what’s it used for?
Replies: 4
Views: 2746

Re: Unusual lamp/burner - what’s it used for?

Looks like a WMF silverplate cigar lamp...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: JM or Stylized M Sterling Card? Picture Case w/ Dragonfly & Flower Details
Replies: 9
Views: 5004

Re: JM or Stylized M Sterling Card? Picture Case w/ Dragonfly & Flower Details

I've seen this design before on different pieces, and should remember the mark, which I believe is, as suggested, a conjoined 'JM', but my memory is not what it was. Do not believe it is has much age, and not Arts & Crafts or NA - will go ahead and move it to 'Sterling after 1860' forum for more...
by dragonflywink
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: unknown mark on cup
Replies: 2
Views: 3312

Re: unknown mark on cup

Eh, it is always frustrating to be shown only a mark and given minimal information. Is there a reason you can't post a picture of the cup? The small bit that can be seen seems to show plating wear revealing copper, is that so? Might the piece be French in style? From what I can make out, the mark lo...
by dragonflywink
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need Maker & Pattern help for vintage sterling flatware set
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Need Maker & Pattern help for vintage sterling flatware set

Welcome, Jerry. Good job on posting pics...

The pattern is International Silver's 'Splendor', by their prolific designer Alfred G. Kintz, introduced in 1939.

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

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bowl [MAX] [Bow Line?] [830]
Replies: 3
Views: 3733

Re: Bowl [MAX] [Bow Line?] [830]

It's from Cyprus...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Mystery Chalice VB10?
Replies: 2
Views: 2668

Re: Mystery Chalice VB10?

You could probably find more information elsewhere, since these forums concern silver, but it appears to be a broken pottery vase made by Villeroy & Boch (Mettlach), mark identified as used 1852-73.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: UNKOWN MARK on box of 12 demitasse spoons sterling
Replies: 4
Views: 4263

Re: UNKOWN MARK on box of 12 demitasse spoons sterling

No need to shout, you were understood, but Trev cited valid reasons for posting images of your spoons and their marks (it's frustrating to be given only partial information) - good luck in your research...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Countess Dating-Frank W. Smith Company Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 3497

Re: Countess Dating-Frank W. Smith Company Spoon

JCK Index shows 'Countess' as introduced in 1928, but Turner shows it as circa 1900...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Samurai Shokai Crane Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 3762

Re: Samurai Shokai Crane Bowl

It's a nice piece, would guess late Meiji - personally, wouldn't polish it at all. Doubt the little cushion belongs, see few indications of age, the needlework is careless, and if it were originally meant to be with it as something like a pincushion, it would be fitted to the shape of the bowl. The ...
by dragonflywink
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: mark identification napkin ring
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Re: mark identification napkin ring

Somewhat similar electroplated nickel silver Indian napkin rings with original paper label:

Image

Image

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: mark identification napkin ring
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Re: mark identification napkin ring

Those don't look like marks to me, more like careless workmanship with the punch used for the background - have seen similar technique and motifs on both silver and silverplated pieces from India, suspect from the images that yours are plated...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: mark identification
Replies: 1
Views: 2981

Re: mark identification

Hi - not silver, but a cast aluminum candle snuffer by Arthur Court in their 'Grape' pattern.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help me to ID this Mark and the Piece
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Re: Help me to ID this Mark and the Piece

It's part of a set of Dutch girl & boy salt & pepper shakers - similar 'Dutch Revival' figural shakers were made in the Netherlands and Germany in the early 20th century, but suspect yours is probably a bit nearer to mid 20th century dating, intended for the tourist market. Pretty sure that ...
by dragonflywink
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: What does the number mean under the hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 4385

Re: What does the number mean under the hallmark

The production codes were not assigned sequentially, even if they were, it would only indicate the date first produced, later production would bear the same number - the style might give an idea of dating. Meriden didn't start production of sterling silver pieces until 1895/96, the mark shown was st...
by dragonflywink
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help to identify this Mark in a Fork
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

Re: Help to identify this Mark in a Fork

Hi ~ welcome to the forums. That's a variant of the International Silver/Wilcox & Evertson 'Indian head' mark - the pattern is 'Napoleon', introduced in 1910.

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

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Help with a sterling ring maker's mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 3530

Re: Help with a sterling ring maker's mark?

Carol Felley.

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Four-leaf clover hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: Four-leaf clover hallmark

Your piece was made by Howard. Roger Williams acquired some of Howard's flatware dies, producing the Howard patterns bearing their mark, in 1913, Roger Williams was acquired by Mount Vernon and some of the old Howard patterns were then produced bearing their mark...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Four-leaf clover hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: Four-leaf clover hallmark

Please see Howard Sterling Co.: https://www.925-1000.com/ax_howardRI.html

~Cheryl

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