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chapmart

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iconnumber posted 03-07-2005 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chapmart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a piece which is best described as a small serving plate with a makers mark that can be described as having a W within a star within a spider web and a number 177 south of the mark. Any help would be great. The piece was just given to me.... thanks

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iconnumber posted 03-07-2005 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hutch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your piece was made by E.G. Webster and son. In business from the early 1860s until the business was sold to International Silver in 1928. In 1961 the trademark was changed to Webster-Wilcox which continued to 1981 until the business was sold to Onieda silversmiths.
Credit to The Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers. A Schiffer pub.

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iconnumber posted 03-07-2005 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do a search of the General Silver Forum for "E G Webster" (without the quotes)-- you find numerous posts.

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iconnumber posted 03-07-2005 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hutch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
P.S The 177 number is most likely a catalouge number.

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iconnumber posted 03-07-2005 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chapmart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much for your assistance. This will help me research this piece and its relationship to my family. Thanks again! ....

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