Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

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Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

Postby excalibur1661 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:15 pm

Dear Board members,

I would be grateful for your input on this tea and coffee set's marks:http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g441/fsepassi/moorish/IMG_1021.jpg
http://s1102.photobucket.com/user/fsepa ... 2.jpg.html

All the pieces bear the pattern number 3740, however only one, the sugar bowl, is marked with the the 'M' mark.

My on-line search indicates an 1873 circa date of production. Could the lack of the 'M' mark be due to the fact that the company was going through changes of directors in that year?

Also, I would be grateful for your comments on the 'A' mark which appears on all five pieces.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

Fred

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Re: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

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Re: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

Postby dragonflywink » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:46 pm

Hi, you might try posting embedded images of the marks and pieces relating to this post - many will not click on links, and suspect most do not want to search through numerous images for the pertinent pics...

Feel sure there is method on Photobucket for embedding.

~Cheryl

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Re: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

Postby excalibur1661 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:52 pm

Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for the helpful piece of advice. You are absolutely right.

Regards,

Fred

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Postby excalibur1661 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:07 pm

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Re: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

Postby AGHEAD » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:21 am

Interesting. You have a pattern from approximately 1872-1873, you have makers marks that not used until at least 1943, which could be possible. But the director's mark of an A...that seems impossible, as that is an unknown mark, also an unknown makers mark for that period. Looks highly suspicious.


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