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Chris Kirkman
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iconnumber posted 02-21-2003 03:24 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone ever seen the same pattern as Florentine by John Wendt but with a Reed and Barton hallmark?
We've seen the pattern with marks from JE Caldwell and E Jaccard, and the C C Shaver shown in the SMP Book of Silver, but have heard this may have been made by Reed and Barton as well.

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Stephen

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2003 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stephen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Wendt dies went to his partners when he retired in 1871. Adams & Shaw purchased the dies from Wendt's successors. In 1880, Dominick & Haff purchased Adams & Shaw's flatware dies. Dominick & Haff was sold to Reed & Barton in 1928.

So, it is certainly possible.

I've also heard that Wendt's Medallion pattern was produced by Dominick & Haff, but I've never seen a piece with the D&H mark. I'll believe it when I have a marked piece in my hand!

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2003 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd be surprised if there was a piece of Florentine with the Reed & Barton trademark. By the time R & B acquired Dominick & Haff in 1928, the fashion for that type of pattern had long since died.

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