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obnock

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iconnumber posted 04-09-2006 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for obnock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Please help. I bought this quiat salt cellar and I am not sure of the hallmark. The 925 denotes sterling but I have never come across the other hallmark. It's either a reverse C over a W, or a M over a C. all within an eight pointed star. Perhaps the c is a worn D or O. Can anyone give me an idea of age.


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rian

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iconnumber posted 04-09-2006 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My elderly Rainwater lists only the 8-pointed star without initials as the mark of Howard & Cockshaw, in business in New York City in the early 1900s; Herbert Cockshaw successor in 1915. Something to look into anyway....

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obnock

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iconnumber posted 04-11-2006 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for obnock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, I've tried to go further but am having no luck. Can anyone else help. Regards Keith.

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agleopar

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iconnumber posted 04-11-2006 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks possible that this mark is hand engraved rather than stamped?
If so it limits the ability of finding it as one might asume that the maker was a very small producer (student?). An image of the whole peice would help to get closer to its origins...

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obnock

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iconnumber posted 04-11-2006 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for obnock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It doesn't seem hand engraved. here is a couple of pics of the item



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