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Jeff
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iconnumber posted 01-18-2004 07:47 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an 11 in. footed platter with pattern #5766 and order #5796 with a T under 925-1000. I read on another thread that the T would designate a date of 1891-1902 when Charles L. Tiffany was president. Does the pattern code give a more definite date? Is there a way to find out the pattern name? Thank you!

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2004 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are correct, in that the "T" indicates the piece was made 1891-1902, during which time Charles L. Tiffany was president. The pattern number should be more precise, but in this case the "T" and pattern number don't correspond. Pattern number 5766 should indicate a date of manufacture of 1879 (see the book by Carpenter and Carpenter, Tiffany Silver [New York: Dodd, Mead, 1978], p. 260). Could you have misread the pattern number? Tiffany & Co. did not always assign "names" to their patterns. For a hefty fee, the staff at the Tiffany Archives in Parsippany, NJ might be able to determine if your pattern had a name (contact lbann@tiffany.com).

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iconnumber posted 01-28-2004 11:14 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you! I looked at the numbers again and that is what they read, the stamp is very clear. Have you ever seen conflicting info before? What would that mean?

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 01-28-2004 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have not encountered such an inconsistency before. Don't know how to explain it. Perhaps the worker who stamped the pattern number simply made a mistake in striking one or more digits.

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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 01-28-2004 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi all. About 1879 is when this pattern was first originated. Some patterns were in production for many years. The "T" indicates that this is just such an example.

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Jeff
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iconnumber posted 01-28-2004 10:04 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great info, thanks!!

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