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Bob Schulhof

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iconnumber posted 06-15-1999 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Schulhof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

A complete discussion of this pattern is in the forum at Unger Brothers Douvain (1904)

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Cheryl and Richard

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iconnumber posted 06-21-1999 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheryl and Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone state the correct spelling:
Douvain or
Douvaine

We seem to be using both.

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edensterling

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iconnumber posted 06-22-1999 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for edensterling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is spelled Douvaine in the 1904 catalogue.

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Ulysses Dietz
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iconnumber posted 07-19-1999 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah la belle Douvaine. The Unger family called it "Mask" because they had forgotten the original name. Robert Koch, celebrated Louis Tiffany scholar, just filled me in on the source of the name. Douvaine is the name of a city in France, just south of Geneva, Switzerland, near lac Leman (which we erroneously call Lake Geneva). It seems today to be another thriving little French city, but I suspect, given its location, it was a pretty watering spot for tourists in the 19th century, perhaps even a place where the Unger vacationed. I popped the name into the internet and came up with all sorts of websites for the city (and the flatware).

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