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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-28-2006 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came across this today while trying to get back to work on the supplement to the BOS.
I can’t remember if I shared this with you before... Just in case here it is again.

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iconnumber posted 03-29-2006 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for outwest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing. They're great!

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salmoned

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iconnumber posted 03-29-2006 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The devil made him do it. wink

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 03-29-2006 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This piece is pictured in one of the flatware photo books in the Gorham Archives (John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI). It is labeled as an ice cream slicer, no. 666 (no pattern name). The photo is code-dated Y (= 1892). I have an example of this piece in my collection, all silver-gilt. Also pictured in the archives is a fish serving set in this pattern, labeled only no. 620, and also code-dated Y. The late collector Willis H. (Hank) Thompson of North Carolina had several lidded tureens by Gorham, with the finial on the lid being the same lion holding a shield as on the flatware.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 04-02-2006 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bill,

Thanks for the info. I am sure other members would like to see your piece.

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 04-02-2006 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My ice cream slicer is on loan elsewhere. Will post a photo later.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 04-03-2006 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had an English server with a very similar lion, but it was from 1863, leading me to believe that this lion leaning against a shield is a specific symbol.

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iconnumber posted 04-03-2006 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a friend(met him today smile with a very similar unmarked piece. I will try to post a picture of it. It is a napking ring with a very similar figural lion, and similar cartouche. It tests sterling, and is definately american, more later.

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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 09-13-2006 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is one of these "in the flesh".




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