Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

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Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

Postby Atlas » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:52 am

Hi-
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Help would be appreciated with the hallmarks on this Tiffany & Co. basket (length:14.8cm),height:16.5cm. Especially when have this fine basket been made if you please.( And naturally all information will be appreciated.)
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Atlas

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Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:55 am

Hi Atlas,

This should help: https://www.925-1000.com/Tiffany_Date_Code.html

Trev.

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Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

Postby Atlas » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:24 pm

Thank you Trev.
I checked the site myself but still left a bit puzzled.
I did not find a exact match with the hallmarks on my bonbonniere. Closest appeared the hallmarks regarding C. ( c.1854~1869 ) and perhaps also B. ( c.1853/J.C.Moore) but those appear too early years at least for me. I would more likely place my basket somewhere around the first decades of the 20th century.
And it is said on that site, that:" There are many variations in the maker's marks used by Tiffany & Co., the examples given are intended to give a basic guideline to the hollowware markings. A more complete listing of the mark variations can be found in Charles H. Carpenter's fine book, "Tiffany Silver"."
I do not have an access to that myself ( here in Finland ) , so I would be very grateful if someone who has the book could check my dilemma from there. If it is too much to asked, I do completely understand as well.
Best regards, Atlas.

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Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

Postby silverly » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:43 pm

The use of the term quality in the mark is a a new one for me. I do agree with a second half of the nineteenth century dating and possibly 1860's. Others will probably know though.

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Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

Postby silverly » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:58 pm

silverly wrote:The use of the term quality in the mark is a a new one for me.


Now that I've made my comment and then done some looking, I do see a number of examples of the Tiffany mark with term "quality."

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Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

Postby admin » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:08 pm

Hello Atlas,
Your sugar basket would date to mid to late 1860s, this was when "Medallion" decoration was at the height of fashion. It is also in the transitional period when the sterling standard was replacing coin silver usage in America. Manufacturers did want to draw the higher purity of the silver to the customer's attention, perhaps to justify a higher price or solely for prestige, so marketing ploys like adding words such as; "Quality", "Pure", "English Standard" etc. were fairly common at this time.

Regards, Tom

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Re: Help needed with date of these Tiffany & Co.hallmarks

Postby Atlas » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:37 pm

Thank you very much for sharing your information. This really made my day :-)
( I must admit that I am a novice, when it comes to non-european silver.)
Best regards,
~ Atlas ~


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