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ellabee

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iconnumber posted 02-20-2009 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ellabee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A favor from anyone with access to John Loring's Magnificent Tiffany Silver:

In the recent thread Bailey & Co. sterling mark on chinoiserie rococo silver of the mid-1800s, I posted an image of a Peter Krider teaset supposedly modeled after a Grosjean original of 1853 that appears on p. 138 of the Loring book.

I've also found and described but not posted an image of a very similar R&W Wilson set.

Would you be willing to take a look and describe the differences, if any, between the Krider and Grosjean pieces? You could do so here, or in the Bailey thread (in which case, please post here letting us know you've done so).

Many thanks in advance. Also: as always, no rush.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 02-20-2009 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Krider pot is indeed VERY similar to the Tiffany set in the book. The only real differences I can see are slightly more applied decoration on the handles of the Tiffany, and some differences in the people on the sides. The finials appear to be almost the same, at least from the focal length of the two pictures.

R&W Wilson were almost certainly in business until the 1870s. They certainly made it into the sterling era, and there are plenty of examples of Aesthetic / Japanesque pieces by Wilson that are clearly 1870s.

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ellabee

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iconnumber posted 02-20-2009 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ellabee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much for that report, Brent.

There's no doubt about R&W Wilson being in business after Robt. Wilson's death in 1846; the business continued with no interruption run by William Wilson. What's unclear is the date at which they stopped using the R&W Wilson mark and/or began using the William Wilson & son mark. An abundance of examples of "clearly 1870s" pieces ought to illuminate it -- definitely worth a thread at some point, if anyone has images.

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