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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-10-2002 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought everyone might enjoy seeing this:
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Bob and Carol Carnighan

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iconnumber posted 11-10-2002 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob and Carol Carnighan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have a similar child's bowl also stamped 1372 and monogrammed "Mina Marguerite Ely 1885"

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-10-2002 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice to see that there is a second one. The 1372 is most likely the model number. June and I have Shiebler chick spoon that may belong with the bowl. The next time we go to storage we will get it and post a photo.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 11-10-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What cool pieces! Are the designs hand-chased? There seems to be some variation in some of the grass decoration.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-12-2002 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul,

I think you are correct. Side by side you can see the differences in the hand work. Fred do you agree?

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-19-2002 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We found the chick spoon. There is also a rumor that there are other pieces in this pattern. For example, an under plate, fork, knife, cup. Anyone got anything else to share?



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iconnumber posted 03-30-2006 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Old post I know but FYI, see the magazine antiques article July 1995(by Soeffing and Zapata), it has a tray with the same chicks on it and states "Other imaginative hollow-ware objects by Shiebler are the tray in Plate XII, engraved with three chicks, one of which is emerging from its shell;"

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William Hood

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The above posting by "hello" just called my attention to the chick spoon. Scott, how is the decoration on this spoon executed? From the photo, it appears that it might have been etched.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-30-2006 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe we still have the 'chick sppon' in offsite storage. The next time I am there I will try and find it. It has been a few years.... at the time, I think I was of the opinion that it was similar hand work to above bowls.

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FredZ

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These are great pieces. The work is enbosed out from the back using a snarling iron or an embossing hammer. Then the bowl is filled with pitch and the chasing is begun.... Great detail and texture.

The work on the spoon is chased directly on the spoon. I have seen examples of chasing done on spoons that are deep and look almost as if they were carved.

Fred

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