SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales

The Silver Salon Forums
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!
American Sterling Silver Forum
How to Post Photos REGISTER (click here)

customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  American Sterling Silver
tline3open  Unusual mark on Tiffany spoons

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Unusual mark on Tiffany spoons
William Hood

Posts: 271
Registered: Apr 2000

iconnumber posted 03-17-2001 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend just called my attention to a set of 12 Tiffany coffee spoons, each with a different flower on the terminal (but not the "Floral" pattern), the designs stylistically suggesting manufacture around the turn of the 20th C. The stems are marked "Tiffany & Co. Makers / Sterling." Stamped on each heel is "Y.K." within a rectangle. I have never seen this "Y.K." mark before. Has anybody?

IP: Logged


Posts: 55
Registered: Jul 2001

iconnumber posted 07-15-2001 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Martine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It sounds like these spoons were on eBay, so it is way too late for the rest of us to view them. I wish you had copied the pictures for us to view! I think that you should know better than to torture us with this sort of question without pictures! (Just kidding... sort of.)

How tiny were the marks on the heel? Even typeface? I think that in the past I have seen "YK" on some Oriental silver, but of course those marks wouldn't make any sense on these Tiffany spoons. Perhaps a European retailer in a country without import marks? Anyway, I have been pondering this question.

IP: Logged

William Hood

Posts: 271
Registered: Apr 2000

iconnumber posted 07-16-2001 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "Y.K." mark was not tiny (like the usual import mark). No image was available.

IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a

1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.

| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2020 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices