SMP Logo
SM Publications
Silver Salon Forums - The premier site for discussing Silver.
SMP | Silver Salon Forums | SSF - Guidelines | SSF - FAQ | Silver Sales

The Silver Salon Forums
Since 1993
Over 11,793 threads & 64,769 posts !!
American Sterling Silver Forum
How to Post Photos REGISTER (click here)

customtitle open  SMP Silver Salon Forums
tlineopen  American Sterling Silver
tline3open  Varying marks on Royal Danish flatware

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

ForumFriend SSFFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Varying marks on Royal Danish flatware
ssicilia

Posts: 2
Registered: Mar 2009

iconnumber posted 03-26-2009 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ssicilia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[26-1828]

Hello -

Years ago, my parents collected Royal Danish flatware, a place setting at a time, as their finances allowed.

I was looking at the pieces, and have realized that otherwise identical pieces have different markings on the back. Here are pics of a pair of dinner forks and a pair of dinner spoons. In each of these pairs, you can see that one has the helmet mark, and the other says U.S.A. instead. I assume that this is because they're from different years? Does anyone know which is the older of the two? Is there any difference in pieces based on the markings?

I appreciate any information you can supply on this!

Thank you
- Sheila


IP: Logged

Hose_dk

Posts: 400
Registered: May 2008

iconnumber posted 03-27-2009 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I soppose that i should know anything. But it is unknown to me. Could you post a picture of the hole item so I ca see the rest.

IP: Logged

Dale

Posts: 2132
Registered: Nov 2002

iconnumber posted 03-27-2009 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The marking system used by International Silver remains one of the great mysteries of US silver. There are times when it appears to be almost random. The knight is the mark of IS' Simpson Hall & Miller. The USA is one I have never seen before. International Sterling appears sometimes for no apparent reason.

There is, as far as I know, no published research on the subject of IS and its marks. All that is known is that sets of IS can come with different marks on various pieces. And that IS has at times released items using marks that had been dormant for decades. And that IS never kept any record of how they marked items.

IP: Logged

Dale

Posts: 2132
Registered: Nov 2002

iconnumber posted 03-27-2009 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, forgot to ask my usual question: how did your parents buy this? From a local jeweler, a department store, by mail order, from the PX? And in what period did they buy it?

IP: Logged

ssicilia

Posts: 2
Registered: Mar 2009

iconnumber posted 03-27-2009 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ssicilia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi -

Thanks for the information!

I don't know where my parents bought the pieces. I'm pretty sure they bought them before I was born. My parents are long gone, so I can't ask them. As for the period - must be pre-1958 (when I was born).

Thanks again!
- Sheila

IP: Logged

taloncrest

Posts: 169
Registered: Jun 2004

iconnumber posted 03-27-2009 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taloncrest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would tend to assume that the ones with the knight's head would be older, or from older dies. I have no real evidence why this would be so.

You got me curious and I went to my chest of odds and ends to look at the few pieces of Royal Danish I possess; a casserole spoon, two salad forks, a cocktail fork and a youth knife. The casserole spoon and one salad fork are marked USA, while the second salad fork and the cocktail fork are marked with the knight's head. I'd never noticed the difference before.

Oh, and for Hose_dk

An American interpretation of Danish modern silver of the period.

IP: Logged

Hose_dk

Posts: 400
Registered: May 2008

iconnumber posted 03-28-2009 05:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Ahhh an American copy of Georg Jensen "Konge" I presume
Picture from internet - I am sorry this is after my period of interest - to new.

and "borrowed" design too - uha uha

IP: Logged

All times are ET

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a


1. Public Silver Forums (open Free membership) - anyone with a valid e-mail address may register. Once you have received your Silver Salon Forum password, and then if you abide by the Silver Salon Forum Guidelines, you may start a thread or post a reply in the New Members' Forum. New Members who show a continued willingness to participate, to completely read and abide by the Guidelines will be allowed to post to the Member Public Forums.
Click here to Register for a Free password

2. Private Silver Salon Forums (invitational or $ donation membership) - The Private Silver Salon Forums require registration and special authorization to view, search, start a thread or to post a reply. Special authorization can be obtained in one of several ways: by Invitation; Annual $ Donation; or via Special Limited Membership. For more details click here (under development).

3. Administrative/Special Private Forums (special membership required) - These forums are reserved for special subjects or administrative discussion. These forums are not open to the public and require special authorization to view or post.


| Home | Order | The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects | The Book of Silver
| Update BOS Registration | Silver Library | For Sale | Our Wants List | Silver Dealers | Speakers Bureau |
| Silversmiths | How to set a table | Shows | SMP | Silver News |
copyright © 1993 - 2020 SM Publications
All Rights Reserved.
Legal & Privacy Notices