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iconnumber posted 12-24-2004 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IJP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The Rainwater Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers is the text I generally use to search for marks I don't recognize. It has a handy little index in the back of unlettered marks, such as those for Tuttle or Redlich. However, here I've got a mark that doesn't appear to be presented in the Rainwater text, so hopefully someone at the forum knows something about it. My immediate guess was maybe Wallace, since the stag image is used fairly extensively by them. But the Wallace marks employing the stage emblem seem to always be accompanied by letters ("RW&S," etc.) Also, this particular stag looks different from the examples in my text.

Does anyone have any idea what this might be?

Sorry if the photographs aren't perfectly clear, it was not an easy shot.

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iconnumber posted 12-24-2004 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't have any proof, but I'm sure this is an early Wallace mark. Wallace's earliest sterling flatware, which is difficult to find, has an identical stag mark.

Good guessing!


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