Another Knife Makers Marks are a Mystery

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Rhody
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Another Knife Makers Marks are a Mystery

Postby Rhody » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:39 pm

Good evening from Rhode Island!

I have another knife with marks I cannot identify and not for a lack of searching.
The knife measures 8" long and weighs 57g.

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Any assistance or hints are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Another Knife Makers Marks are a Mystery

Postby wev » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:12 pm

Albert Coles

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Re: Another Knife Makers Marks are a Mystery

Postby Rhody » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:21 pm

Thanks wev. I have several Albert Coles pieces but all have the AC in the diamond. Is your example a variation?

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Re: Another Knife Makers Marks are a Mystery

Postby wev » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:27 pm

In addition to his own retail operations, Cole was a major supplier of wholesale silver goods pretty much across the country. This is one of several wholesale marks his factory used. Without a countermark, there is no way of telling who might retailed the piece.

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Re: Another Knife Makers Marks are a Mystery

Postby Rhody » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:49 am

Thank you so much! I’ll start searching for a resource on wholesale marks.
Be safe. Stay healthy!


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