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by dragonflywink
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?

Try an internet search for "fourchettes à melon argent" and see what turns up - can probably dig up some catalog images when I have time...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: What Was the Use of This Piece of French Flatware?

Looks like a melon fork to me...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?

Thanks, Trev! Early 19th century?

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Baleen Handle Toddy Ladle - Perhaps Scottish?

My eyesight is so bad anymore, can't make much sense out of the marks, which appear to be the same struck thrice, so I turned four pics four directions - any ideas? Thanks so much... ~Cheryl https://i.postimg.cc/W45VHVrw/toddyladlebaleen-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rwcK68dB/toddyladlebaleen-2.jpg htt...
by dragonflywink
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling Fork ID Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Sterling Fork ID Help Please

Durgin's 'Fairfax' pattern, introduced in 1910, continued in production by Gorham...

https://www.925-1000.com/ax_durgin.html

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Unknown Maker on Bowl , Asian?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Unknown Maker on Bowl , Asian?

Workmanship and marks are typical of modern Turkish silver...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How to operate Postimage.com
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: How to operate Postimage.com

I've been using postimage.org for quite a while now, on my Android phone, laptop and desktop - I'm not registered, simply open the site, click on 'Choose image', my files are pulled up, click on my picture, after it uploads, scroll down to 'Hotlink for forums', click on the blue 'copy/clipboard' ico...
by dragonflywink
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith

Find a Friedrich Christopher Zwanzig (1822-1889) in Schleswig, as well as his son Friedrich Christoph Zwanzig (b.1857)...

(Thank you Theo)

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Set of 5 spoons help needed to identify silwersmith

To my eye, looks like 'F.C.ZWANZIG'

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help Please Identifying Unusual Gorham Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 2806

Re: Help Please Identifying Unusual Gorham Bowl

Hi ~ welcome to the forums.

Nothing to do with Martelé (as a note, Martelé was .950 fineness).

It is a fairly rare hand-crafted piece associated with Gorham's very uncommon 1880s 'Hamburg' flatware pattern - it is a really, really nice item...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards

Very likely the other found was a baby spoon too, do know that Baker-Manchester, Kirk, and Weidlich (those are the three that come to mind, right off) all used regular line patterns and looped their handles toward the front, though Weidlich usually used a roundish bowl, while Baker-Manchester and Ki...
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Spoon Handle Stamped Backwards

Have seen this a number of times - someone straightened out a loop handled baby spoon, it should be curved around to show the pattern on the same side as the bowl...

~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon
Replies: 5
Views: 5588

Re: Please ID this hammered sterling spoon

Personally would have trouble attributing this mark, or for that matter, the (925/1000) [Evon only shows the (925/000) variant of the mark in her book] to a Marshall Field wholesale workshop, especially since she notes that the workshops didn't actually open untill 1903 and pieces found with the (92...
by dragonflywink
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identify this Reed & Barton makers mark on a beautiful Hummingbird/Owl/Crane/Butterfly/Flower motif bride's basket
Replies: 3
Views: 2738

Re: Help identify this Reed & Barton makers mark on a beautiful Hummingbird/Owl/Crane/Butterfly/Flower motif bride's bas

It's 'W,REED & E.BARTON' - Edward Barton, son of Charles Barton of Reed & Barton, and his brother-in-law, Waldo Reed (apparently no family connection to Henry Reed), formed 'Reed, Barton & Co.' in 1886; both firms were based in Taunton, MA. There were legal issues, but eventually, Reed &...
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mystery item
Replies: 17
Views: 10656

Re: Mystery item

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Bulgarian alms plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 4705

Re: Bulgarian alms plate?

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with silver bowl .1000 mark
Replies: 10
Views: 5093

Re: Help with silver bowl .1000 mark

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Can Anyone Assist With These Hallmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 4656

Re: Can Anyone Assist With These Hallmarks?

Please see this post regarding this mark: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=54106


~Cheryl
by dragonflywink
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: That elusive 'BM' mark...
Replies: 3
Views: 2280

That elusive 'BM' mark...

Believe it's been pretty well identified as Greek, but an answer to a post in a general forum on a non-silver item bearing this mark brought an immediate response of "sold in the Benaki Museum shop in Athens, Greece". Dug up four posts here on the mark, found all four items in question in ...

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