Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

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pinknoelle
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Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

Postby pinknoelle » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:55 pm

Found a gold signet ring seal while metal detecting, buried 4-6" in the ground at relatively same depth as Civil War relics - I am looking to identify the two small hallmarks/makers marks on the inside of the ring.

Through research, we've found that the crest on the front of the ring is the Gylpyn family crest and it carries the motto of "Dictis factisque simplex" - the Gylpyns were from England, and moved to America.

Inside the ring, is a stamped rectangle with a 14 and a design that I can't make out. A rowboat, a feather, or a sword - something along those lines. It weighs 18.2 grams.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

Postby AG2012 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:49 am

Hi,
Not British mark,therefore most likely American.
14K could have been stamped as early as 1906 in the USA.Not earlier than that.
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Re: Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

Postby dognose » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:23 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

AG2012 has hit the nail on the head. It is the trade mark of Larter & Sons of New York and Newark:

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Larter & Sons - New York - 1922

The trade mark was filed on the 8th May 1906.

Trev.

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Re: Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

Postby pinknoelle » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:49 pm

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Not British mark,therefore most likely American.
14K could have been stamped as early as 1906 in the USA.Not earlier than that.
Regards


Thank you for your help! Since it does not have a "K" and just has the "14" and the Larter & Sons mark - that would date it to pre-1906 then?

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Re: Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

Postby pinknoelle » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:54 pm

dognose wrote:Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

AG2012 has hit the nail on the head. It is the trade mark of Larter & Sons of New York and Newark:

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Larter & Sons - New York - 1922

The trade mark was filed on the 8th May 1906.

Trev.


Trev,

Thank you for your help in this! Greatly appreciated as we have been searching for the maker's mark - I'm noticing the progression of the trademark from the more primitive version to the one you posted with the "K" - do you have any idea or resources on the progression of their maker's mark since the company opened in 1865? We are now trying to track down the specific year in which it was created in order to track down which Gilpin family member owned it.

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Re: Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

Postby AG2012 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:44 pm

Hi again,
Their pictomark of a spring-back shirt stud was patented in 1890.
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Re: Gold Gylpyn Family Signet Ring Makers Mark?

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:44 pm

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Trev.


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