Unusual Tomato Server FHW?

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Unusual Tomato Server FHW?

Postby hpidaves » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:36 am

I have what I believe to be a 7-1/2" tomato server that seems to be coin silver, but is unmarked. The handle is very pliable, so much so that it seems the narrow part of the handle would barely support the weight of a slice of tomato. There are no maker's marks, except for the three large letters acting as the open part of the blade -- FHW.

A search has turned up only one manufacturer that I could find using those letters -- a German maker Franz and Hermann Wandinger. I am somewhat skeptical, however, on this, being they made silver and gold items for Adolf Hitler's third reich. I would think their items would have a maker's mark.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: Unusual Tomato Server FHW?

Postby dragonflywink » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:55 pm

Eh, this piece is not pre 1860 American coin, and being unmarked, it should be moved to silverplate, but from the look and your description, suspect it may be silver and American, so will move it to the after 1860 sterling forum despite the lack of marks. To my eye, it appears to be a piece made by a student or amateur, the pierced initials would have nothing to with a maker (unless they made it for themselves), it's a monogram, the owner's last name beginning with 'H' - would guess dating from around the 1920s to mid-century...

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Re: Unusual Tomato Server FHW?

Postby dragonflywink » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:56 pm

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