Pattern name? Only marked Ball Black & Co

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Pattern name? Only marked Ball Black & Co

Postby emaliek » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:39 pm

Looks like 1860's but no maker's mark. Any idea of pattern name/maker?

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Re: Pattern name? Only marked Ball Black & Co

Postby silverly » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:15 pm

Something that might be useful in your research from this site:

I don't know the pattern or maker. It is probably aesthetic movement silver, so that might be an area to focus on. Great piece. Good luck

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Re: Pattern name? Only marked Ball Black & Co

Postby Aguest » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:17 pm

It seems reasonable to suggest the influence of John R. Wendt; many of his pieces are marked with the Ball Black & Company hallmark, but few pieces bear his actual name as a hallmark, but it seems reasonable that you could attribute this piece to John R. Wendt, check out his flatware patterns and you will see a few which are very similar to this piece, possibly this could be a hitherto unknown silversmith who was working in the general aesthetic-period style, that does remain a possibility pending further research :::

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