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Brent

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iconnumber posted 02-11-2002 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello All,

Here is another abstract modernist piece with a mark I can't identify. The pendant may be for a necklace or an earring, and may not even be silver, though I think it is. The mark looks vaguely like William Spratling's, though I am sure it isn't. Any ideas? Does anyone have anything similar? Thanks!

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Callie
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iconnumber posted 02-12-2002 01:17 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The mark on your item isn't clear to me. Can you hazard a guess as to what the initials are?

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 02-14-2002 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Callie,

Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately, the mark just isn't clear. It may be CV or an OV, or a GV over the stylized S. If it were a W, it would be very close to the Spratling mark. Odd!

Brent

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modguy

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iconnumber posted 02-02-2005 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for modguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brent,

Could the posted image of you mark be upsidedown? It looks like it might be a conjoined ND for norway design underneath an "S". Maybe it's meant to be a hill, not sure. It looks like it could be an ND studio piece.

-Brendan

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 12-04-2005 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Recently I found out that this is the mark of somebody called Giles Vidal. This is a pewter piece. Unfortunately, I don't yet know anything beyond the name of the maker.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 12-04-2005 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the ID Paul.

After perusing the Internet ....
"Giles Vidal"
"Gilles Vidal"
"Gilles Guy Vidal"
Used a special pewter/sterling alloy which allowed for finer stronger elements in his designs.
Working: late 60's to early 70's in Montreal, Canada
A montage from the Internet:

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 12-04-2005 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fabulous! Great to be able to ID this after so much time. Thank you both!

Brent

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