thick hammered sterling bowl "pau (?) 925"

Jewelry, Flatware & Holloware
PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
dogmomsk
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:36 pm

thick hammered sterling bowl "pau (?) 925"

Postby dogmomsk » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:58 pm

Hello,
I have no idea whether this is American or from some other country... trying to ID it.
It is a small, hand-crafted looking, thick sterling bowl with hammered finish. The marks are some type of graphic or symbol which I cannot ID, along with "925" and letters which look to me like they may be "PAU"?? Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Image
Image
Image

dragonflywink
co-admin
Posts: 2342
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:42 am
Location: Orlando, Florida
Contact:

Re: thick hammered sterling bowl "pau (?) 925"

Postby dragonflywink » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:08 am

Hi ~ It's a poorly stamped "PERU".

~Cheryl

dogmomsk
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:36 pm

Re: thick hammered sterling bowl "pau (?) 925"

Postby dogmomsk » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:08 am

Thank you so much!!!

dogmomsk
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:36 pm

Re: thick hammered sterling bowl "pau (?) 925"

Postby dogmomsk » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:18 am

Do you know whether the symbol is a general symbol for Peru, or indicative of some particular maker? Thanks again.

ohev
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:06 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: thick hammered sterling bowl "pau (?) 925"

Postby ohev » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:14 pm

I agree that it is stamped Peru.

JayT
contributor
Posts: 618
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:45 pm

Re: thick hammered sterling bowl "pau (?) 925"

Postby JayT » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:11 pm

This is the mark of Truman Bailey, an American who helped to revive the Peruvian silver manufacturing industry in the post-WW II era. He incorporated pre-Columbian motifs in his work, as well as mid-century modernistic designs. The mark is a vertical B sitting on a horizontal T. Hope this adds to the enjoyment of your bowl.


Return to “Central & South America”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest