Need Help with a Hallmark Please

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Need Help with a Hallmark Please

Postby LRN » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:47 am

Hello,

I have a pair of earrings that I believe may be Native American. They are of a raven done like a totem symbol. I have attached a photo of the back of an earring. They are dated '94 and stamped Fine Silver. There are multiple hallmarks. One is a symbol which I cannot identify and the others look like initials written in a block format:

HIL
GEF
CRD

Thank you,
Renee

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Re: Need Help with a Hallmark Please

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:17 am

Hi Renee,

Welcome to the Forum.

Try to capture an image using natural daylight, no flash and using the macro feature on your camera.

An image of the whole item would be useful also.

Trev.

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Re: Need Help with a Hallmark Please

Postby LRN » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:14 pm

Dognose,

I am posting two other pictures as requested. The hallmark photo is taken outside with no flash and macro, but we haven't seen sunshine for days. It is rainy and cloudy here. My original photo was taken with macro also. I apologize that my camera is not top quality and I can get no closer than this without blurring.

Renee


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Re: Need Help with a Hallmark Please

Postby niceguy1 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:26 pm

HI Renee

It actually says Hil/Gef/Ord & is the mark of the Northwest artist Peter Hilgeford.

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Re: Need Help with a Hallmark Please

Postby dragonflywink » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:35 pm

Just to add, so far as I know, Hilgeford is not Native American...

~Cheryl

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Re: Need Help with a Hallmark Please

Postby LRN » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:40 pm

Thank you so much! Can you tell me anything more about him?

Renee


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