Possibly silver plated compote.

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Possibly silver plated compote.

Postby paulh » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:10 pm

This rather grand compote belongs to a friend, so I have not actually seen it in the flesh yet, but I have been asked if I can identify the marks. Until I can see it for real I am assuming, from the colour that it is plated. It looks American to me, but I cannot find it in any of my American reference books. Does anyone recognise these marks?

Paul.

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Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:09 pm

Hi Paul,

It's Portuguese. Topazio Casquinha.

Trev.

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Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Postby paulh » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:59 pm

Thanks Trev. I should have known that you have records of Portugese silver plate manufacturers! It is silver plated I assume?

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Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:04 pm

Hi Paul,

As far as I'm aware, yes, plated. I'm presuming there are no other marks.

I've seen several examples of the 'T - Crown' mark followed by a variety of letters, so I think this must represent a year letter system by Topazio, but I have never come across any details of the years the letters relate to.

Does anyone have access to such information and can explain it to us?

Trev.

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Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Postby Essexboy Fisher » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:05 pm

Hello, I was recently turning over a few items at a small auction and managed to snap a photo of another set of “Topazio” marks. Additionally I have incorporated “Paulh’s” compote mark in an image with my mark for a comparison.

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My mark was on a dressing table type of box or pin tray, and at the time and through a lens the letter mark looked like an “O”. Also there were no other silver standard marks to be seen from Portugal or anywhere else.
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Ps. Trying another photo "Hoster"

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Re: Possibly silver plated compote.

Postby Traintime » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:13 am

We should add that there was one follow-up estimation of "H" dating for late '50's to early '60's: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13228&p=59477&hilit=topazio#p59477


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