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cardigan

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iconnumber posted 05-14-2001 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cardigan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi peeps,
You all sound wonderfully helpfull smile
i have this calbalt/sterling dish i think its a sugar dish but it may be a basket its peirced and has a handle. about 5'' high and 3 wide on a round base. It is marked Tiffany&Co makers 18731A 5086 with a m with a asterisk and a small 9 or 6 and hand etched 3/65 and 10056 for pics cardigan@megsinet.net
Thanks

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 05-15-2001 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The description of your piece sounds like it is an open master salt dish consisting of a pierced silver body with a cobalt blue glass liner. The width of 3 inches is about average. The height of 5 inches is higher than usual but is accounted for by the basket-type handle. The pierced style of open salt was popular in England and Europe in the late 18th C. and was copied in America in the 19th C.

I personally have never seen one such as you describe by Tiffany. Gorham made many salt dishes in this style. You might find it interesting to look at some examples in the book "The Handbook of Gorham Open Salt Dishes," by George & Carolyn Tompkins, Archimedes Press, Rockport, Maine, 1987 (for example, pp. 104, 105).

Incidentally, your description of the markings on your dish does not include STERLING. In the absence of such a mark, your piece may be silver-plate (although Tiffany usually marked their electroplated wares SILVER SOLDERED).

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cardigan

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iconnumber posted 05-15-2001 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cardigan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi william and thanks, i actully was trying to save space and ended up leaving off the sterling silver part. the hand etched numbers 3/65 10056 dose this designate that this was part of a set? i will attemp to post some pics.

thanks

cardigan

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Originally posted by William Hood:
The description of your piece sounds like it is an open master salt dish consisting of a pierced silver body with a cobalt blue glass liner. The width of 3 inches is about average. The height of 5 inches is higher than usual but is accounted for by the basket-type handle. The pierced style of open salt was popular in England and Europe in the late 18th C. and was copied in America in the 19th C.

I personally have never seen one such as you describe by Tiffany. Gorham made many salt dishes in this style. You might find it interesting to look at some examples in the book "The Handbook of Gorham Open Salt Dishes," by George & Carolyn Tompkins, Archimedes Press, Rockport, Maine, 1987 (for example, pp. 104, 105).

Incidentally, your description of the markings on your dish does not include STERLING. In the absence of such a mark, your piece may be silver-plate (although Tiffany usually marked their electroplated wares SILVER SOLDERED).


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