Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
Hallibag
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:02 pm

Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

Postby Hallibag » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 pm

I have a simple little ring that's driving me nuts, because I can't identify the silversmith who made it or the organization that it's for. As you'll see in the attached photo, it looks to be a school ring, with a shield bearing the letters BDIC (or BIDC?) over the motto "Labor Omnia Vincit". I've not been able to identify this school, but I presume it's in Canada as that's where the ring was found. Inside, the ring is marked "Reeves", over some kind of mark, then "Sterling", and another mark that looks like a stylized letter "C" with something inside. Does anybody recognize any of these marks? I'd love to know who the maker of the ring is, when it dates to, and the organization it was made for. Thanks!

Image

Image

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 1982
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

Postby Traintime » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:40 am

Have you tried to match that "C"-plus to marks from Birks or Caron Brothers? (Try World Marks page 1 Canadian or old threads in search function.)

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 1982
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

Postby Traintime » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:58 am

"Work Conquers All"...found on everything from WWI German war medals to military corps (the "C"?), unions, brotherhoods, day schools, European clock towers, and so on. Carpenters and Joiners....Maybe B-IDC might be an Industrial Design College.

Hallibag
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:02 pm

Re: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

Postby Hallibag » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:30 pm

Traintime wrote:"Work Conquers All"...found on everything from WWI German war medals to military corps (the "C"?), unions, brotherhoods, day schools, European clock towers, and so on. Carpenters and Joiners....Maybe B-IDC might be an Industrial Design College.


Thank you, Traintime! You’ve given me some good avenues to explore further. Will let you know if I figure anything out.


Return to “Other Jewelry”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest