Assistance with Sterling Spoon Mark - San Fran spoon

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bobandcindy
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Assistance with Sterling Spoon Mark - San Fran spoon

Postby bobandcindy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:47 pm

I discovered this great silver spoon with a very intricate handle with what appears to be a gold nugget finial. Unfortunately part of the ribbon decoration has broken off but it is still a great souvenir spoon. Only problem is I can't figure out the mark. It appears to be a 'B' inside a circle. But haven't been able to determine the maker. Just curious who made this and would appreciate any help deciphering. Thank you,

Bob

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Re: Assistance with Sterling Spoon Mark - San Fran spoon

Postby Traintime » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:38 pm

Maybe consider incomplete or partial marks and look to see if Binder Brothers did similar work? Their mark is encircled B's, side by side.

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Re: Assistance with Sterling Spoon Mark - San Fran spoon

Postby Traintime » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:52 pm

And a search of San Francisco threads will pull up (very) old retailers, at least one of which has a name starting with "B".....??

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Re: Assistance with Sterling Spoon Mark - San Fran spoon

Postby Traintime » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:16 am

Did this accompany your French & Franklin? Could it be a badly stamped F?

bobandcindy
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Re: Assistance with Sterling Spoon Mark - San Fran spoon

Postby bobandcindy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:39 pm

Thank you for the replies. This spoon did come in a collection with the F&F spoon. It is hard to see an F in the mark. Definitely appears to be a rounded letter like a B vs a mis-stamped F. But even with a jewelry loop it is hard not to go cross-eyed looking at silver marks. Appreciate the suggestions. I'll keep digging.

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Re: Assistance with Sterling Spoon Mark - San Fran spoon

Postby MsJMoody » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:09 pm

I wonder if it could be H.W. Burdick Co. if it is indeed a B

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Here is an advertisement in the jewelers circle from 1923 that shows the made "jewelry novelties". I have seen souvenir spoons be categorized as that exactly that by other jewelers and silverware makers of that era.


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