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by JLDoggett
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Whiting manufacturing company - New York
Replies: 14
Views: 3855

Re: Whiting manufacturing company - New York

Cheryl - I added it to my list of things to do, too, LOL some day. I can shed light on your odd letters on footed and covered pieces from Towle. They are internal record marks, used by the silversmiths (I was one once) to keep pieces together when working multiple pieces of the same style. Feet, lid...
by JLDoggett
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Whiting manufacturing company - New York
Replies: 14
Views: 3855

Re: Whiting manufacturing company - New York

Hi Cheryl - That is an interesting idea, and sounds like a good paper to write. It could be an industry aberration worth studying. On the first example with the "A" and "J" the pattern is two companion pieces. One would expect the patterns to be sequential in their letters, or at...
by JLDoggett
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Whiting manufacturing company - New York
Replies: 14
Views: 3855

Re: Whiting manufacturing company - New York

They would not be engraver's marks as the engraving would have been done after it was finished and considered one piece. Moreover most companies would never allow their engravers to put a personal mark on a piece that was so crudely done.
by JLDoggett
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CCV
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: What-is-it question CCV

Silverly, I was thinking in the same vein. A garter clip for hose.
by JLDoggett
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: How to remove small scratches?
Replies: 4
Views: 8357

Re: How to remove small scratches?

Those appear polishing marks from someone who used a polish with too large a grit. a rouge cloth will usually remove them, just take time and be careful.
by JLDoggett
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Far Eastern Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Far Eastern Box

A two medicine pill box with a fu (bat) for luck on the outside. Is the partition soldered in place?
by JLDoggett
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help with Spoon mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Help with Spoon mark

A creamed soup spoon.
by JLDoggett
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: grandmother's silver bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: grandmother's silver bowl

It is a piece by Whiting; the sterling stamp is the quality mark; the 6612 is possibly the model number. As for value that would not be proper on the forum.
by JLDoggett
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: About restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Re: About restoration

what kind of restoration were you considering?
by JLDoggett
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Is this holder?
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Re: What Is this holder?

A little tall for a place card holder, most likely a menu holder for a formerly set table.
by JLDoggett
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Nathaniel Mills. What is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

Re: Nathaniel Mills. What is it?

A match box would be the logical conclusion.
by JLDoggett
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: One handled cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: One handled cup

Most likely a punch cup, would have been part of a set.
by JLDoggett
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What is this cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: What is this cover?

The hoof would have been from a dead animal, maybe a prized racehorse or from another source.
by JLDoggett
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What is this cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: What is this cover?

With those 2 "bumps" on the front I would say it is for a cloven-hoofed animal like an elk or moose.
by JLDoggett
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Why do crests and arms not face the user of the implement?
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: Why do crests and arms not face the user of the implement?

Here in the US monograms (closest we have to family crests) are typically up-side-down to the user. Odd indeed.
by JLDoggett
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Please help to identify if item is not fake!
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: Please help to identify if item is not fake!

It looks like someone removed a dent from the bottom.
by JLDoggett
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?
Replies: 12
Views: 3890

Re: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?

Spot on as usual Cheryl.
by JLDoggett
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?
Replies: 12
Views: 3890

Re: American Maker? Victorian or Newer?

Country of origin is only required when exporting items to certain countries (like the US of A), and is not required for inner-country sale.
by JLDoggett
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Mystery Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Pin
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: Mystery Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Pin

I concur Cheryl. It is very odd for Tiffany to place a pin finding atop their maker's mark. When I looked at this the other night all I could come up with is anemone for the flower but the foliage is incorrect, something Tiffany would be unlikely to contemplate let alone manufacture. It would be ver...
by JLDoggett
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Mystery silver flower basket
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Mystery silver flower basket

Made by Towle, it appears to be a bread basket.

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