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iconnumber posted 04-06-2005 03:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KPSW     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Not only can't I find this mark in my books, I'm not positive what this piece of hollowware is either! Mark consists of three symbols. The first is an ornate letter (G?C?E?) or maybe two letters intertwined, with ( ) marks around it/them, in a cartouch. The second symbol is a crown with seven lobes/points on top. The center 3 lobes/points look like a fleur-de-lis, but then there are two additional points/lobes on either side of it. The third mark is a cartouche with what may be an F, with "balls" on the open ends of the two horizontal strokes. To the right of the "F" is a mark that looks like "(" .

Underneath these marks it says "STERLING" and "3107". If this piece is a silent butler, why does it have ivory insulators on the handle. The handle has wear which has partially removed the black coating. It looks like, maybe ivory, underneath the coating. The diameter of the "pan" is about 6", including the hinged lid. The pan, with lid, is about 2" high. The handle is about 4 1/2" long. What could this be, if not a butler? Does anyone know the maker/country/date/purpose? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. I'm going to try to post a photo, but I have never done it before and can only hope!

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iconnumber posted 04-06-2005 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quaker Silver Co., North Attleboro, Mass., in business from 1926(?), purchased by Gorham in 1959. Looks like a silent butler to me.

Cheryl ;o)

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