Mark on sterling box - is it American?

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lion925
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Mark on sterling box - is it American?

Postby lion925 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:15 pm

Here is a nice sterling cedar lined box, about 6" x 4". It is a nice heavy gauge of silver and is well marked, but I cannot identify the maker and I wonder if anyone can help. I've consulted several sources, and though the mark looks vaguely familiar to me, I cannot put my finger on the maker. I would appreciate any help.
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Re: Mark on sterling box - is it American?

Postby dognose » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:28 am

Hi,

What is the lettering contained within the oval? I see 'F' 'W', but what are the others?

Trev.

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Re: Mark on sterling box - is it American?

Postby lion925 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:23 pm

The mark appears to contain the letters FWGE or FWOE. I joe this gives some direction. Thank you for helping!
-Leo

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Re: Mark on sterling box - is it American?

Postby dognose » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:23 am

Hi Leo,

It's German.

See F.W. Quist at: http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_7.html

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F.W. Quist - Esslingen - 1904

Trev.


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