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iconnumber posted 03-11-2002 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ericside     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Okay here is a Hand drawing of the Photo...I scanned it.

The Sterling piece is at an associate at our local historical society so it isn't right in front of me. Age is unknown New to 100 yrs. Large says Sterling. Ornate scroll Pattern. Maker is what we would like to know?

The Mark is on the Part where the Handle meets the Bowl. So it is faint but looks like the Urn or Vase words but they may have missed the Stamp since it was not done sharply.

Thank you Roger

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iconnumber posted 03-11-2002 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks like the mark of Hamilton & Diesinger of Philadelphia. Apparently in business with that name from 1895 to c. 1900.

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iconnumber posted 03-12-2002 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be my first guess as well, but I wonder. How large is this mark? 1/8"? 1/4"? Larger? I only ask as I have seen similar pieces with stylized drops, both applied and inscribed, in the form of shields and other geometric shapes. From the description of the position and the faintness, it might be something of the sort rather than a mark.

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iconnumber posted 03-12-2002 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the symbol is obviously a keystone which is the symbol of Pennsylvania - the Keystone State (due to its position among the thirteen original colonies). The manufacturer is possibly the Keystone Silver Co. of Philadelphia. They were in business from 1914. Rainwater shows three marks that they used. All are based on the keystone design. I wonder what is meant by "Large says Sterling." Also, what is the piece - a spoon, a dipper, a ladle?


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